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.
A Heartbreaking Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Secrets
Elisabeth Egan talks about Esther Freud’s “I Couldn’t Love You More,” and Philip D’Anieri discusses “The Appalachian Trail.”
S.A. Cosby on 'Razorblade Tears'
Cosby discusses his new novel, and Dean Jobb talks about “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream.”
The Lives of Flies
Jonathan Balcombe talks about "Super Fly," and Marjorie Ingall discusses Holocaust literature for children.
An Outsider Finds Suspense in Hollywood
Clint Smith on ‘How the Word Is Passed’
Smith discusses his new book about reckoning with the history of slavery, and Julian Rubinstein discusses “The Holly.”
George Packer on Our Divided America
Packer talks about "Last Best Hope," and Suzanne Simard discusses "Finding the Mother Tree."
Informative and Fun
such great chemistry between every guest and interviewer! love the publishing corner
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.
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.