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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.

    The Ottoman Empire’s Influence on the Present Day

    The Ottoman Empire’s Influence on the Present Day

    Alan Mikhail talks about “God’s Shadow,” and Benjamin Lorr discusses “The Secret Life of Groceries.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Fate of Refugees After World War II

    The Fate of Refugees After World War II

    David Nasaw talks about “The Last Million,” and Carlos Lozada discusses “What Were We Thinking.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hari Kunzru on Writing ‘Red Pill’

    Hari Kunzru on Writing ‘Red Pill’

    Kunzru talks about his new novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Agent Sonya,” his latest real-life tale of espionage.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

    C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

    Scott Anderson discusses “The Quiet Americans,” and Peter Baker and Susan Glasser talk about “The Man Who Ran Washington.”

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ayad Akhtar on Truth and Fiction

    Ayad Akhtar on Truth and Fiction

    Akhtar discusses "Homeland Elegies," and Marc Lacey talks about "Cry Havoc," by Michael Signer, and "The Violence Inside Us," by Chris Murphy.

    • 59 min
    Brian Stelter on Fox News and Reed Hastings on Netflix

    Brian Stelter on Fox News and Reed Hastings on Netflix

    Stelter talks about "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth" and Reed Hastings discusses "No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention."

    • 57 min

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2.4K Ratings

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