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The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

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    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 125 Ratings

The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.

    One Factory and the Bigger Story It Tells

    One Factory and the Bigger Story It Tells

    Farah Stockman talks about “American Made,” and Benjamín Labatut discusses “When We Cease to Understand the World.”

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Thomas Mallon on the Career of Jonathan Franzen

    Thomas Mallon on the Career of Jonathan Franzen

    Mallon talks about Franzen’s “Crossroads,” and Joshua Ferris discusses “A Calling for Charlie Barnes.”

    • 59 min
    Andrea Elliott on ‘Invisible Child’

    Andrea Elliott on ‘Invisible Child’

    Elliott talks about her new book, and Phoebe Robinson discusses “Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes.”

    • 57 min
    Richard Powers on ‘Bewilderment’

    Richard Powers on ‘Bewilderment’

    Powers talks about his new novel, and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers discusses “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Randall Kennedy on 'Say It Loud!'

    Randall Kennedy on 'Say It Loud!'

    Kennedy discusses his new essay collection, and Mary Roach talks about “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law.”

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Colson Whitehead on 'Harlem Shuffle'

    Colson Whitehead on 'Harlem Shuffle'

    Whitehead talks about his new novel, and Colm Toibin discusses “The Magician.”

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Outsch99 ,

Very interesting conversations

I love this podcast. Pamela Paul is a great host - she has a very nice manner with the authors she interviews, and speaks with interest and clarity. I also enjoy hearing about what Pamela and her colleagues are currently reading, and the conversations about the book industry. Thank you for many hours of listening pleasure.

Sad in Oz ,

Stimulating!

All the best of America is in this podcast. The approach comes from a depth in informed, balanced intellectual discussion. Wonderful in this age of hysterical media confusion.

chlebicky ,

Most satisfying book review podcast

I look forward to listening to this podcast every week. Pamela Paul is like wonderful best friend that introduces you to so many other people and ideas. She and her guests talk about all types of books, books I would have no interest in reading, and yet after their discussion find I am drawn to and once again a new world opens up to me. The podcast is nourishing and wide ranging, it is just fabulous.

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