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
Joe Hagan discusses “Sticky Fingers,” his 2017 biography of Wenner, and a panel of Times critics talks about their 2019 list of outstanding memoirs.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Robert Caro on His Career
The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.”