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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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    • 4.3, 102 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.

    Isabel Wilkerson Talks About 'Caste'

    Isabel Wilkerson Talks About 'Caste'

    Wilkerson describes the ideas about race in America that fuel her new book, and David Hill discusses “The Vapors.”

    • 55 min
    The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism

    The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism

    Anne Applebaum discusses "Twilight of Democracy," and Barbara Demick talks about "Eat the Buddha."

    • 54 min
    The Yearning for the Unexplained

    The Yearning for the Unexplained

    Colin Dickey talks about “The Unidentified,” and Miles Harvey discusses “The King of Confidence.”

    • 51 min
    Newt Gingrich and the Start of an Era

    Newt Gingrich and the Start of an Era

    Julian E. Zelizer talks about "Burning Down the House," and Lacy Crawford talks about "Notes on a Silencing."

    • 1 hr 5 min
    David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe

    David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe

    Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Mitchell's career and new novel, "Utopia Avenue," and Maria Konnikova talks about "The Biggest Bluff."

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

    Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

    Feiffer talks about his new picture book and more, and Steve Inskeep discusses "Imperfect Union."

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

FrankonAlbert ,

Worth listening to

I regularly enjoy this podcast. If the book topic is of interest I normally find the interview with authors informative and helps me decide if I will purchase the book. I'm not into the book industry bits as much. Keep it up.

ChrisAlaau ,

Best Book Pod

I listen to NYRB each week; it’s my favourite book review show. Pamela Paul and her quests are great talkers ...and PP as a book lover is interested in all things on the page. I enjoy the last section each week....what everyone is reading. I’m still flabbergasted by the 50 Best Memoirs...I have my own best in fierce competition.

Michelle in Sydney ,

My poor TBR

I enjoy the NYT times book review so much, its one of the reasons I am a subscriber to the NYT rather than say an Australian paper. After I listen to each podcast I feel much smarter than when I started and am introduced to so many books and authors I would never have known about if it wasn’t for this. Love love love

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