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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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    • 3.9, 16 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.

    Isabel Wilkerson Talks About 'Caste'

    Isabel Wilkerson Talks About 'Caste'

    Wilkerson describes the ideas about race in America that fuel her new book, and David Hill discusses “The Vapors.”

    • 55 min
    The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism

    The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism

    Anne Applebaum discusses "Twilight of Democracy," and Barbara Demick talks about "Eat the Buddha."

    • 54 min
    The Yearning for the Unexplained

    The Yearning for the Unexplained

    Colin Dickey talks about “The Unidentified,” and Miles Harvey discusses “The King of Confidence.”

    • 51 min
    Newt Gingrich and the Start of an Era

    Newt Gingrich and the Start of an Era

    Julian E. Zelizer talks about "Burning Down the House," and Lacy Crawford talks about "Notes on a Silencing."

    • 1 hr 5 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

kartikv ,

re Julie Bosman's report

"......india has a very limited idea of freedom of speech...."! how can anyone have so much access to travel or information, and be so ignorant?! Ms Bosman must acquaint herself with India's many complexities. to dismiss a rich democracy of 1.5 bn people as not being aware of free speech is strange. and by the way, as i write this, the book is freely available across India.

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