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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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    • 4.2, 21 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.

    David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe

    David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe

    Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Mitchell's career and new novel, "Utopia Avenue," and Maria Konnikova talks about "The Biggest Bluff."

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

    Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

    Feiffer talks about his new picture book and more, and Steve Inskeep discusses "Imperfect Union."

    • 55 min
    A Short Guide to 'The World'

    A Short Guide to 'The World'

    Richard Haass talks about his new primer on global affairs, and Abhrajyoti Chakraborty on new novels in translation.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    André Leon Talley on 'The Chiffon Trenches'

    André Leon Talley on 'The Chiffon Trenches'

    Talley talks about his new memoir; Claudia Rankine and Jericho Brown read new poems; and Megha Majumdar discusses her debut novel, "A Burning."

    • 59 min
    Stephen Fry on Reimagining the Greek Myths

    Stephen Fry on Reimagining the Greek Myths

    Fry discusses “Heroes,” and Lauren Christensen and Andrew LaVallee talk about books on the subject of race and racism.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A.O. Scott on the Work of Wallace Stegner

    A.O. Scott on the Work of Wallace Stegner

    Scott discusses his first in a series of essays about American writers, and David Kamp talks about "Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America."

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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