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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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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.

    Lauren Oyler Talks About Deception Online

    Lauren Oyler Talks About Deception Online

    Oyler discusses her debut novel, “Fake Accounts,” and Stephen Kearse talks about the work of Octavia Butler.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Writing About Illness Without Platitudes

    Writing About Illness Without Platitudes

    Suleika Jaouad talks about “Between Two Kingdoms,” and Jason Zinoman discusses great memoirs by comedians.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    This Land Is Whose Land?

    This Land Is Whose Land?

    Simon Winchester talks about “Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World,” and Amelia Pang discusses “Made in China.”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chang-rae Lee on His New Novel: ‘It’s Kind of a Crazy Book.’

    Chang-rae Lee on His New Novel: ‘It’s Kind of a Crazy Book.’

    Lee discusses “My Year Abroad,” and Maurice Chammah talks about “Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty.”

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Navigating the Maze of Paying for College

    Navigating the Maze of Paying for College

    Ron Lieber talks about “The Price You Pay for College,” and Michael J. Stephen discusses “Breath Taking: The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs.”

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Ethics of Adoption in America

    The Ethics of Adoption in America

    Gabrielle Glaser talks about “American Baby,” and Kenneth R. Rosen discusses “Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs.”

    • 1 hr 3 min

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