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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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    • Arts
    • 4.0 • 28 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.

    A Heartbreaking Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Secrets

    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.”

    • 56 min
    S.A. Cosby on 'Razorblade Tears'

    S.A. Cosby on 'Razorblade Tears'

    Cosby discusses his new novel, and Dean Jobb talks about “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream.”

    • 58 min
    The Lives of Flies

    The Lives of Flies

    Jonathan Balcombe talks about "Super Fly," and Marjorie Ingall discusses Holocaust literature for children.

    • 44 min
    An Outsider Finds Suspense in Hollywood

    An Outsider Finds Suspense in Hollywood

    • 58 min
    Clint Smith on ‘How the Word Is Passed’

    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.”

    • 1 hr 13 min
    George Packer on Our Divided America

    George Packer on Our Divided America

    Packer talks about "Last Best Hope," and Suzanne Simard discusses "Finding the Mother Tree."

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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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