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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, 2.1K 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.

    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
    A Manhunt on the 17th Century’s High Seas

    A Manhunt on the 17th Century’s High Seas

    Steven Johnson talks about “Enemy of All Mankind,” and Gilbert Cruz offers a guide to Stephen King’s work.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

LydiaDehn ,

I love this PODCAST

The Book Review is one of my favorite podcasts. Pamela's interview questions are always outstanding, and it is a wonderful chance to hear from the authors featured in the hardcopy. I also glom onto each book mentioned by the reviewers in the roundtable at the end of each podcast--John Williams especially has brought me so many books that I would have missed otherwise. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this podcast. I don't know how you do it in addition to putting out the hardcopy and newsletter ...not to mention all the reading. WAY TO GO!

Suburban Washington Tenor ,

A Great Podcast

This is one of my must-listen-to podcasts week in and week out. The discussion and the opportunity to hear about books which otherwise might escape my notice. The conversations with the authors themselves always sheds new light. If you don’t listen to anything else, listen to this.

Murphpac ,

Wonderful podcast

I am newly introduced to this podcast. If you love books, if you love intelligent conversation about all kinds of books, if you like to hear authors interviewed, this is the podcast for you. I look forward to it every Friday and only wish it came out twice a week.

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