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The world's top authors and critics join host John Williams 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 • 161 Ratings

The world's top authors and critics join host John Williams 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.

    Poems in Practice and in Theory

    Poems in Practice and in Theory

    Elisa Gabbert talks about her poetry criticism and her own poems, and Ian Johnson discusses Wang Xiaobo’s novel “Golden Age.”

    • 43 min
    Chaos Among Spies After the Berlin Wall Crumbles

    Chaos Among Spies After the Berlin Wall Crumbles

    Dan Fesperman talks about his new thriller, “Winter Work,” and Isaac Fitzgerald discusses his memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.”

    • 53 min
    Diana Goetsch on ‘This Body I Wore’

    Diana Goetsch on ‘This Body I Wore’

    Goetsch talks about her new memoir, and CJ Hauser discusses “The Crane Wife.”

    • 55 min
    ‘Son of Elsewhere’ Recounts Life as a Young Immigrant

    ‘Son of Elsewhere’ Recounts Life as a Young Immigrant

    Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about his new memoir, and Sally Denton discusses “The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land.”

    • 57 min
    Alice Elliott Dark on ‘Fellowship Point’

    Alice Elliott Dark on ‘Fellowship Point’

    Dark talks about her new novel, and Katherine Chen discusses “Joan,” her fictional imagining of Joan of Arc.

    • 56 min
    A Novel About Brilliant Young Game Designers

    A Novel About Brilliant Young Game Designers

    Gabrielle Zevin talks about “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow,” and Morgan Talty discusses “Night of the Living Rez.”

    • 49 min

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4.3 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

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Intelligent, informative, accessible, witty.

I really enjoy this podcast, enjoy the in-depth interviews with authors, wide ranging reviews of books - I’ve found a few great ones recommended here. It’s intelligent without being stuffy, lots of ‘literary’ writing as well as ‘popular’ books , no judgements made between the two. Fiction, biography, history, YA fiction, plus news from publishing. Emphasis on the US but plenty from the rest of the world. Listen while I’m walking in Derbyshire, UK. Nature and culture. Love it.

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