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The world's top authors and critics join host John Williams 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 John Williams 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.

    The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

    The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

    Joe Hagan discusses “Sticky Fingers,” his 2017 biography of Wenner, and a panel of Times critics talks about their 2019 list of outstanding memoirs.

    • 51 min
    Andrew Sean Greer on Writing ‘Less’

    Andrew Sean Greer on Writing ‘Less’

    The novelist discusses his Pulitzer-winning comedy about the travels and travails of a heartbroken writer, and William Finnegan talks about surfing.

    • 28 min
    Jennifer Egan and the Goon Squad

    Jennifer Egan and the Goon Squad

    The novelist talks about her Pulitzer-winning book, which includes one chapter written as a PowerPoint presentation, and Stephen Fry discusses Greek mythology.

    • 36 min
    David Sedaris’s Diaries

    David Sedaris’s Diaries

    The essayist talks about his book “Theft by Finding,” a selection of diary entries spanning 25 years that helped him find and shape his voice as a writer.

    • 19 min
    John Lithgow on “Drama” and Maggie O'Farrell on “Hamnet”

    John Lithgow on “Drama” and Maggie O'Farrell on “Hamnet”

    The Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow discusses his memoir “Drama” and an actor’s education, and the British writer Maggie O’Farrell talks about her novel “Hamnet.”

    • 32 min
    Robert Caro on His Career

    Robert Caro on His Career

    The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.”

    • 43 min

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