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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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    • 3.9 • 31 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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Yungfan69 ,

Informative and Fun

such great chemistry between every guest and interviewer! love the publishing corner

Sidneyboxer ,

Varied and fascinating

This is my favourite podcast. The themes are broad and it moves at a great pace. I look forward to the weekly installments.

padraigf23 ,

Best books podcast I know of

Very engaging. The format is usually two interviews with either an author or a reviewer of a just-published book. It is presented with both humour and insightful interviewing skills by NY Times Books Review Editor, Pamela Paul. As both author and reviewer, Paul brings knowledge and empathy for both the writing and the reviewing process. Even when I'm not planning to buy the book in question, I usually find the interviews interesting. The podcast ends with a light discussion on the current best-seller list and what the contributors are reading.

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