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
Alan Mikhail talks about “God’s Shadow,” and Benjamin Lorr discusses “The Secret Life of Groceries.”
The Fate of Refugees After World War II
David Nasaw talks about “The Last Million,” and Carlos Lozada discusses “What Were We Thinking.”
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.
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.”
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.
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."
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