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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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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.

    Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2020

    Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2020

    On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year's outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Joy Williams and Unique Views of America

    Joy Williams and Unique Views of America

    A.O. Scott talks about Williams’s fiction, and Nicholas Christakis discusses his new book about the coronavirus, “Apollo’s Arrow.”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    David Byrne on Turning 'American Utopia' Into a Book

    David Byrne on Turning 'American Utopia' Into a Book

    Byrne talks about his work with the artist Maira Kalman on his latest book, and Brittany K. Barnett discusses "A Knock at Midnight."

    • 49 min
    The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement

    The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement

    Ernest Freeberg talks about “A Traitor to His Species,” and the illustrator Christian Robinson discusses his career in picture books.

    • 50 min
    A Writing Career Among Trailblazing Music Stars

    A Writing Career Among Trailblazing Music Stars

    Peter Guralnick talks about “Looking to Get Lost,” and Alex Ross discusses “Wagnerism.”

    • 59 min
    Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in ‘The Abstainer’

    Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in ‘The Abstainer’

    Ian McGuire talks about his new novel, and Elisabeth Egan discusses Romy Hausmann’s “Dear Child.”

    • 53 min

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