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The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz 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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The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz 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.

Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

    100 Years of Simon & Schuster

    100 Years of Simon & Schuster

    The publisher has gone through a lot of changes since its founding in 1924. Its current chief executive, Jonathan Karp, talks about the company’s history and its hopes for the future.

    • 31 min
    Looking Back at 50 Years of Stephen King

    Looking Back at 50 Years of Stephen King

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s first novel, “Carrie.”
    On this week’s episode, host Gilbert Cruz talks to the novelist Grady Hendrix, who read and re-read many of King’s books over several years for a writing project, as well as King superfan Damon Lindelof, the TV showrunner behind shows such as “Lost” and “The Leftovers.”

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Books That Make Our Critics Laugh

    Books That Make Our Critics Laugh

    Dwight Garner, Alexandra Jacobs and Jennifer Szalai weigh in on 22 of the funniest novels since “Catch-22.”

    • 30 min
    Talking to Tana French About Her New Series

    Talking to Tana French About Her New Series

    The great Irish crime novelist Tana French joins Sarah Lyall to talk about her new novel "The Hunter," a sequel to 2020's "The Searcher."

    • 43 min
    Talking ‘Dune’: Book and Movies

    Talking ‘Dune’: Book and Movies

    The Times’s critic Alissa Wilkinson discusses Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel and Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptations.

    • 39 min
    Book Club: Let’s Talk About ‘Erasure,’ by Percival Everett

    Book Club: Let’s Talk About ‘Erasure,’ by Percival Everett

    A scathing satire about race, publishing and identity politics, Everett’s acclaimed 2001 novel is the basis of the Oscar-nominated movie “American Fiction.”

    • 44 min

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