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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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A Class in ‘Dreyer’s English’

February 15th, 2019

1:03:09

Benjamin Dreyer discusses his best-selling book about writing, and Thomas Mallon discusses “Landfall,” his new novel about the presidential administration of George W. Bush.

Marlon James Talks About His Epic New Trilogy

February 8th, 2019

50:00

James discusses "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," and Stephanie Land talks about "Maid."

Assessing the Facebook Problem

February 1st, 2019

57:31

Roger McNamee talks about "Zucked," and Charles Finch discusses the season's best thrillers.

Dani Shapiro on Her Surprising 'Inheritance'

January 25th, 2019

1:09:27

Shapiro talks about her new best-selling memoir, and David Treuer discusses “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee.”

A New Novel Conjures Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman

January 18th, 2019

50:32

A. O. Scott talks about Linn Ullmann’s “Unquiet,” and Judith Newman discusses new books about anxiety, mental illness and grief.

How Curses Function in Literature

January 11th, 2019

1:10:23

Julian Lucas talks about the role of curses in contemporary African literature, and Abby Ellin discusses "Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and …

Fugitive Slaves and the Road to the Civil War

January 4th, 2019

57:04

Andrew Delbanco discusses “The War Before the War,” and Rob Dunn talks about “Never Home Alone.”

Tyranny in Rome and Fake Drugs in Fiction

December 28th, 2018

1:01:50

Yascha Mounk discusses Edward J. Watts's "Mortal Republic," and Jonathan Lethem talks about the surge of fictional psychotropic drugs in novels.

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Michelle Obama’s Memoir

December 21st, 2018

1:03:08

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses the former first lady’s story, and Helen Schulman talks about her novel “Come With Me.”

Poetry & Politics

December 14th, 2018

58:27

The Book Review’s poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith’s essay about political poetry and more from this week’s special issue; and …

Immaturity in American Politics

December 7th, 2018

50:17

Alan Wolfe discusses “The Politics of Petulance,” and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two newly published books by Lucia Berlin, “Evening in Paradise” …

Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018

November 30th, 2018

55:50

On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times discuss the Book Review’s list of the year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

The Epic Tragedy of Vietnam

November 21st, 2018

56:59

Max Hastings discusses his new history of the war, and Sue Prideaux talks about the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.

The Past, Present and Future of Jews in America

November 16th, 2018

1:03:53

Gal Beckerman discusses several new books about the state of Judaism in this country, and Kiese Laymon talks about his new memoir, “Heavy.”

Big New Biographies of Two Big American Lives

November 9th, 2018

54:23

David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on “Friday Black”

November 2nd, 2018

1:05:21

“Black people being murdered is unfortunately a constant in this country. Murdered with impunity. It’s something that’s constantly on my mind,” Adjei-Brenyah says. “So some of these stories respond to that very …

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on 'Small Fry'

October 26th, 2018

54:17

In a special episode of the Book Review's podcast, taped in front of a live audience, Brennan-Jobs talks about her memoir, and Gary Shteyngart discusses "Lake Success."

Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire

October 19th, 2018

57:18

Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” and Reid Hoffman talks about “Blitzscaling.” 

Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen

October 16th, 2018

51:24

Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk," and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel "The Wife."

Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books

October 12th, 2018

1:02:21

Lewis talks about "The Fifth Risk," and French discusses "The Witch Elm."

Kate Atkinson on 'Transcription'

October 5th, 2018

50:05

Atkinson talks about her new novel, and Shane Bauer discusses "American Prison."

The End of the ‘Struggle’

September 28th, 2018

1:01:19

Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle,” and Jill Lepore talks about “These Truths: A History of the United States.”

Esi Edugyan on Her Booker-Shortlisted 'Washington Black'

September 21st, 2018

59:02

Edugyan talks about her new novel, and Lisa Margonelli talks about “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology.”

A Memoir From the Hard-Working ‘Heartland’

September 14th, 2018

59:26

Sarah Smarsh talks about her new book, and Allan Lichtman discusses "The Embattled Vote in America."

'The Most Secretly Interesting Place in America'

September 7th, 2018

1:14:39

Sam Anderson talks about “Boom Town,” his new book about Oklahoma City; and David Enrich and Andrew Ross Sorkin discuss finance in fiction, including in Gary Shteyngart’s new novel, “Lake Success.”

The Uses and Misuses of Identity

August 31st, 2018

1:12:57

Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity,” and Jonathan Haidt discusses “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

Interrogating the Change Makers

August 24th, 2018

53:49

Anand Giridharadas talks about his new book on the world of a global elite, and Kim Brooks discusses “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear.”

Rethinking the 'Tangled Tree' of Life

August 17th, 2018

1:02:16

David Quammen discusses his new book about the science of evolution, and Andrea Gabor talks about “After the Education Wars.”

Lydia Millet on 'Fight No More'

August 10th, 2018

56:51

Millet discusses her new collection of stories, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about Jamie Bernstein’s “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up …

Beth Macy on 'Dopesick'

August 3rd, 2018

57:51

Macy discusses her new book about the opioid crisis; Lovia Gyarkye talks about Chibundu Onuzo’s “Welcome to Lagos”; and Jennifer Schuessler discusses a controversy in the world of poetry.

Drawing History

July 27th, 2018

50:43

Hillary Chute talks about new graphic books that address serious issues, and Nicole Lamy discusses her Match Book column, in which she helps readers …

True Crime Starring the Creator of Sherlock Holmes

July 20th, 2018

57:08

Margalit Fox talks about “Conan Doyle for the Defense,” and Tina Jordan discusses this season’s thrillers.

Making a Killing

July 19th, 2018

20:20

In this special bonus episode of the Book Review’s podcast, best-selling thriller writers Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Meg Gardiner, Lisa Gardner and …

From Transcribing for Obama to Writing Her Own Story

July 13th, 2018

1:10:08

Beck Dorey-Stein discusses “From the Corner of the Oval,” and Caroline Weber talks about “Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the …

An Inside View of Putin

July 6th, 2018

1:04:18

Michael McFaul discusses "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia," and Ottessa Moshfegh talks about her new novel, "My …

The Latest in Cyberwarfare

June 29th, 2018

1:04:44

David E. Sanger talks about “The Perfect Weapon,” and Stacy Horn discusses “Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York.”

The Life of Atticus Finch

June 22nd, 2018

59:02

Joseph Crespino talks about his biography of Harper Lee's fictional character, and Philip Dray talks about “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America.”

The Things We Inherit

June 15th, 2018

1:09:50

Carl Zimmer discusses “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh,” and Henry Alford talks about “And Then We Danced.”

Michael Pollan on His Acid Test

June 8th, 2018

1:00:11

Michael Pollan talks about “How to Change Your Mind,” and Edward Tenner discusses “The Efficiency Paradox.”

Dinosaurs, the Master of Horror and Philip Roth

June 1st, 2018

1:05:43

Steve Brusatte talks about “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs”; Victor Lavalle and Gilbert Cruz discuss the work of Stephen King; and Dwight Garner, A.O. Scott and Taffy Brodesser-Akner talk about the legacy of Philip …

David Sedaris on ‘Calypso’

May 25th, 2018

1:19:23

Sedaris talks about his latest book, and Alisa Roth discusses “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.”

Lost at Sea

May 18th, 2018

1:10:52

Rachel Slade talks about “Into the Raging Sea,” and Clemantine Wamariya discusses “The Girl Who Smiled Beads.”

Amy Chozick on 'Chasing Hillary'

May 11th, 2018

1:03:22

Chozick discusses her time covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, and Sloane Crosley talks about her new collection of essays, “Look Alive …

There Is Nothin' Like a Tune

May 4th, 2018

1:06:24

Todd S. Purdum talks about “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” and Fran Leadon discusses “Broadway: A History of …

Julian Barnes on 'The Only Story'

April 27th, 2018

1:13:48

Barnes talks about his latest novel, and Lawrence Wright discusses “God Save Texas.”

Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’

April 20th, 2018

1:04:23

James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”

Parenting in the Age of Omnipresent Screens

April 13th, 2018

53:24

Pamela Druckerman discusses “The Art of Screen Time” and “Be the Parent, Please,” and Ben Austen talks about “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.”

Tara Westover on 'Educated'

April 6th, 2018

1:07:31

Westover discusses her best-selling memoir, and Mark Weinberg talks about "Movie Nights With the Reagans."

All in the Family

March 30th, 2018

52:06

Luis Alberto Urrea talks about his new novel, “The House of Broken Angels,” and Martin Doyle discusses “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers.”

'Just the Funny Parts'

March 23rd, 2018

52:46

Nell Scovell discusses her new memoir, and Joanne Lipman talks about "That's What She Said."

Impeachment, Then and Now

March 16th, 2018

58:58

Cass R. Sunstein talks about “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” and “Can It Happen Here?”; and Kathryn Hughes discusses “Victorians Undone.”

Ronen Bergman on Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

March 9th, 2018

51:30

Bergman talks about “Rise and Kill First,” and Felix Salmon discusses Chris Hughes’s “Fair Shot.”

A Marine’s Inventive Memoir

March 2nd, 2018

56:55

Matt Young discusses “Eat the Apple,” and A. O. Scott talks about Martin Amis’s “The Rub of Time.”

Tayari Jones on 'An American Marriage'

February 23rd, 2018

56:42

Jones talks about her new novel, and J. Randy Taraborrelli discusses “Jackie, Janet & Lee.”

Lisa Halliday on 'Asymmetry'

February 16th, 2018

58:06

Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Laura Lippman on 'Sunburn'

February 9th, 2018

42:31

Lippman talks about her new novel, and Tina Jordan discusses new romance novels.

Rose McGowan on 'Brave'

February 2nd, 2018

58:36

McGowan talks about her new memoir, and Katie Kitamura discusses Tom Malmquist’s new novel, “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.”

Twilight's Last Gleaming?

January 26th, 2018

1:01:38

David Frum talks about “Trumpocracy,” and Helen Thorpe discusses “The Newcomers.”

'Off the Charts'

January 19th, 2018

56:42

Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”

Some Assembly Required

January 12th, 2018

53:02

Alexander Langlands discusses “Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts,” and Max Boot talks about “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.”

What to Read About North Korea

January 5th, 2018

57:38

Nicholas Kristof discusses the best books about the secretive country, and Tui Sutherland talks about the graphic novel edition of “Wings of Fire.”

The Fire Next Time

December 29th, 2017

46:37

Brendan I. Koerner talks about “Megafire” and “Firestorm,” and Henry Fountain discusses “The Great Quake.”

'The Story of the Jews' Continues

December 22nd, 2017

50:14

Simon Schama talks about “Belonging: 1492-1900,” and Christopher de Hamel discusses “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts.”

Mary Beard on 'Women & Power'

December 15th, 2017

53:57

Beard talks about her new manifesto, and Hillary Chute discusses “Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere.”

'The Second Coming of the KKK'

December 8th, 2017

1:08:40

Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.

The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

December 1st, 2017

46:28

Joe Hagan discusses "Sticky Fingers," and Simon Winchester talks about "The Taste of Empire" and "A Thirst for Empire."

O Pioneers!

November 21st, 2017

52:56

Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”

Mother Knows Best?

November 17th, 2017

1:04:31

James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”

Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump

November 10th, 2017

1:00:06

Andersen talks about "You Can't Spell America Without Me"; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season's children’s books.

The American Revolution in Six Lives

November 3rd, 2017

53:39

Russell Shorto talks about “Revolution Song,” and Richard Aldous discusses his new biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Marilyn Stasio on True Crime

October 27th, 2017

44:07

Stasio discusses new books about real crimes, and Dave Eggers talks about his two new illustrated books.

From Podcast to Book with Marc Maron

October 20th, 2017

1:11:37

Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.

Ron Chernow on 'Grant'

October 13th, 2017

1:08:07

Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”

Jennifer Egan Talks About 'Manhattan Beach'

October 6th, 2017

55:19

Egan discusses her new novel, and Franklin Foer talks about “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

Recent Romances

September 29th, 2017

46:05

Robert Gottlieb talks about new romance novels, and Celeste Ng discusses her new novel, “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Jesmyn Ward on 'Sing, Unburied, Sing'

September 22nd, 2017

1:02:00

Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”

Jill Abramson on the 2016 Presidential Campaign

September 15th, 2017

1:16:33

Abramson discusses Katy Tur's "Unbelievable" and Hillary Clinton's "What Happened."

'Gorbachev: His Life and Times'

September 8th, 2017

48:55

William Taubman discusses his biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, and N. K. Jemisin talks about reading, writing and reviewing science fiction and fantasy.

An American Abroad

September 1st, 2017

43:18

Suzy Hansen discusses “Notes on a Foreign Country,” and David Thomson talks about “Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio.”

The Joys of Children’s Literature

August 25th, 2017

47:15

Bruce Handy talks about “Wild Things,” and Adrian Owen discusses “Into the Gray Zone.”

Analyzing Freud

August 18th, 2017

46:00

George Prochnik discusses “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”

New Books About Parenting

August 11th, 2017

47:12

Judith Newman discusses new parenting books, and Bill Goldstein talks about “The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. …

Amy Schumer on ‘Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

August 4th, 2017

47:12


Amy Schumer discusses her memoir, and Gregory Cowles talks about the Book Review's special poetry issue.



'Lights On, Rats Out'

July 28th, 2017

47:56

Cree LeFavour talks about her new memoir, and Andrew Sean Greer discusses his new novel, "Less."

Steve Bannon's Road to the White House

July 21st, 2017

58:16

Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses “The Fact of a Body”; and Laura Dassow Walls on her new biography of Thoreau.

The World of Jane Austen Fans

July 14th, 2017

47:27

Deborah Yaffe talks about “Among the Janeites,” and Robert Ferguson discusses “Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North.”

The History of the London Zoo

July 7th, 2017

47:38

Isobel Charman discusses "The Zoo," and R. L. Stine talks about scary stories for children.

Silk on a Stick

June 30th, 2017

44:05

Aaron Retica talks about Tim Marshall’s “A Flag Worth Dying For,” and Jill Eisenstadt discusses her new novel, “Swell.”

'The Boy Who Loved Too Much'

June 23rd, 2017

43:14

Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.

China's World

June 16th, 2017

46:16

Howard W. French talks about “Everything Under the Heavens,” and Judith Newman discusses new books about how to grieve and how to die.

Al Franken on Life in the Senate

June 9th, 2017

55:23

Franken discusses his new political memoir; Thomas E. Ricks talks about “Churchill and Orwell”; and Dav Pilkey on the movie adaptation of “Captain …

David Sedaris Talks About His Diaries

June 2nd, 2017

43:45

Sedaris discusses "Theft by Finding," and Christopher Knowlton talks about "Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West."

Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

May 26th, 2017

40:47

Mike Rapport discusses "The Unruly City," and Dan Egan talks about "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes."

Joshua Ferris on ‘The Dinner Party’

May 19th, 2017

45:42

Ferris talks about his new collection of stories, and Jonathan Taplin discusses “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon …

Elizabeth Warren on Fighting for the Middle Class

May 12th, 2017

47:16

Elizabeth Warren talks about “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, “Startup.”

Gabourey Sidibe and Neil deGrasse Tyson

May 5th, 2017

49:21

Gabourey Sidibe talks about her memoir, "This Is Just My Face," and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."

Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

April 28th, 2017

56:32

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”

'Hamlet Globe to Globe'

April 21st, 2017

44:31

Dominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.

Power and Punishment

April 14th, 2017

48:25

Chris Hayes discusses "A Colony in a Nation," and Jason Zinoman talks about "Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night."

Lives on the Line

April 7th, 2017

49:42

Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about “An American Sickness”; and Jill Filipovic discusses “Unwanted Advances,” by Laura Kipnis, and “The Campus Rape Frenzy,” by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.

The Charm of 'The Idiot'

March 31st, 2017

50:36

Elif Batuman talks about her first novel, “The Idiot,” and David Bellos discusses “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables.’ ”

'Ties' to Ferrante?

March 24th, 2017

48:18

Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties”; Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”

The Definition of Adulthood

March 17th, 2017

1:00:21

Jami Attenberg talks about her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman discusses “The Gene Machine.”

Points of No Return

March 10th, 2017

1:09:29

Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”

Happy Trails

March 3rd, 2017

50:40

Florence Williams discusses “The Nature Fix,” and Jennifer Szalai talks about new Argentine fiction.

The History of Race and Racism in America

February 24th, 2017

48:40

Ibram X. Kendi discusses the history of books about race and racism in America; Bill Schutt talks about "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History."

Neil Gaiman's Myths

February 17th, 2017

1:02:33

Neil Gaiman discusses "Norse Mythology"; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith's "Autumn"; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.

George Saunders on Lincoln and Lost Souls

February 10th, 2017

46:01

George Saunders talks about “Lincoln in the Bardo”; Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies”; and Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little …

A Brave Look at Depression

February 3rd, 2017

48:15

Daphne Merkin talks about “This Close to Happy,” and Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, “Pachinko.”

From Brooklyn to the Gulag

January 27th, 2017

48:27

Sana Krasikov talks about her debut novel, "The Patriots"; and Michael Sims discusses "Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes."

Barack Obama's Legacy

January 20th, 2017

43:00

Jonathan Chait talks about "Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail," and Randall Fuller discusses "The …

Edward Snowden: Hero, Traitor or Spy?

January 13th, 2017

49:06

Nicholas Lemann talks about Edward Jay Epstein's "How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft," and James Ryerson discusses …

Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

January 6th, 2017

44:57

Gary Taubes discusses "The Case Against Sugar," and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.

How Octopuses Are Like Aliens

December 29th, 2016

44:09

Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses “Other Minds,” and Jeff Howe talks about “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.”

The Year in Reading

December 23rd, 2016

38:56

Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading in 2016, and Will Schwalbe talks about "Books for Living."

Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington

December 16th, 2016

44:44

Michael Lewis discusses his new book, "The Undoing Project," and Arianna Huffington talks about "Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less," by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.

The 10 Best Books of 2016

December 9th, 2016

50:56

Stefan Hertmans talks about "War and Turpentine"; editors at the Book Review talk about the year's best books; and Ian McGuire discusses "The North Water."

100 Notable Books of 2016

December 2nd, 2016

42:17

Editors at the Book Review discuss the year's notable books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about "Egyptomania," and Matthew Schneier on "Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers."

Thomas Friedman on 'Thank You for Being Late'

November 25th, 2016

45:55

Thomas Friedman discusses "Thank You for Being Late," and David France talks about "How to Survive a Plague."

Michael Chabon Talks About 'Moonglow'

November 18th, 2016

48:10

Michael Chabon discusses his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook talks about the third volume in her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

War Stories

November 11th, 2016

52:31

Thomas Ricks discusses new books about military history, and Maria Russo talks about the season's best new children's books.

John Grisham on 'The Whistler'

November 4th, 2016

43:16

John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses "Rogue Heroes."

Thrillers and True Crime

October 29th, 2016

43:14

Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.

Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’

October 21st, 2016

45:48

Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on …

The Rise of Hitler

October 14th, 2016

57:55

Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich's new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on …

'Sing for Your Life'

October 7th, 2016

38:41

Daniel Bergner talks about "Sing for Your Life," and Maria Semple discusses "Today Will Be Different."

American Apartheid

September 30th, 2016

48:57

Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.

Simon Schama's 'The Face of Britain'

September 23rd, 2016

47:57

Simon Schama talks about “The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits,” and Robert Gottlieb discusses “Avid Reader.”

Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump

September 16th, 2016

46:54

Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins talks about “When in French.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson's 'Enough Said'

September 9th, 2016

49:26

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising

September 2nd, 2016

40:45

This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about "Blood in the Water"; Seth Mnookin discusses "Patient H.M."; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’

August 26th, 2016

53:24

This week, Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute”; and Gregory Cowles, …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

August 19th, 2016

46:04

This week, Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

August 12th, 2016

52:40

This week, Colson Whitehead discusses his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin talks about “American Heiress,” his new book …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘How to Be a Person in the World’

August 5th, 2016

44:15

Heather Havrilesky discusses her new collection of advice columns, and Jessica Winter talks about her debut novel, “Break in Case of Emergency.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead

August 5th, 2016

2:35

In a sneak preview of next week’s podcast, Colson Whitehead talks about what he read (and couldn’t read) while writing “The Underground Railroad.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’

July 29th, 2016

45:26

Megan Abbott discusses “You Will Know Me”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles and John Williams on what …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

July 22nd, 2016

47:14

This week, Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; David Goldblatt discusses …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

July 15th, 2016

43:21

This week, Moira Weigel discusses new biographies of Helen Gurley Brown; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Juliet Nicolson talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

July 10th, 2016

45:06

This week, Jessi Klein discusses her new essay collection; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Antonio García Martinez talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

July 1st, 2016

43:59

This week, Ian Frazier talks about “Hogs Wild”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Barry Friedman discusses two new books about law …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

June 24th, 2016

53:52

This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about new political books; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’

June 17th, 2016

45:09

This week, Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, “In the Darkroom”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman; listeners share …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’

June 10th, 2016

41:32

This week, Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Judith Warner discusses “The End of American …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’

June 3rd, 2016

46:36

This week, Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels; and …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets’

May 27th, 2016

51:24

This week, Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; Jojo Moyes talks about the …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’

May 23rd, 2016

42:21

This week, Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Laura Miller talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’

May 20th, 2016

42:27

This week, Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Laura Miller talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Gene’

May 13th, 2016

45:51

Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste; and …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Pumpkinflowers’

May 6th, 2016

55:53

This week, Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Judith Shulevitz talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

May 5th, 2016

46:22

On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Listen, Liberal’

April 29th, 2016

32:45

Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal”; Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven”; and Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’

April 22nd, 2016

40:09

This week, Michael Kinsley discusses “Old Age”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Eric Fair talks about “Consequence”; Viet Thanh …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘At the Existentialist Café'

April 15th, 2016

39:55

This week, Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf; and Gregory Cowles has …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Louisa Adams

April 8th, 2016

34:27

This week, Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl”; and Gregory …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’

April 1st, 2016

43:25

This week, Adam Hochschild talks about “Spain in Our Hearts”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Anna Quindlen discusses “Miller’s Valley”; John Williams talks about James McBride and his new biography …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Girls and Sex’

March 25th, 2016

32:48

This week, Peggy Orenstein talks about “Girls and Sex”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; John Williams discusses “The Throwback …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Eugenics

March 18th, 2016

41:41

This week, Adam Cohen talks about “Imbeciles”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “The Highest Glass …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Profiteers’

March 11th, 2016

45:25

This week, Sally Denton talks about “The Profiteers”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jack Viertel discusses “The Secret Life of the American Musical”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘All the Single Ladies’

March 4th, 2016

52:24

This week, Rebecca Traister talks about “All the Single Ladies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ben Ratliff discusses “Every Song Ever”; Richard Armitage discusses his audiobook recording of “David …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

February 26th, 2016

34:31

This week, Sue Klebold talks about her new memoir; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted”; and …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘West of Eden’

February 19th, 2016

39:55

This week, Maria Russo discusses Jean Stein’s “West of Eden,” A. O. Scott talks about “Better Living Through Criticism” and Parul Sehgal has …

Can the American Dream Survive?

February 18th, 2016

39:18

Robert Gordon, author of “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, debate …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Love and Death

February 12th, 2016

47:41

This week, Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Alexandra Fuller talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

February 5th, 2016

47:24

This week, Michael Pietsch and Tom Bissell talk about David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Chris Jennings discusses “Paradise Now”; and Gregory Cowles has …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Bryson on Britain

January 29th, 2016

43:52

This week, Bill Bryson talks about “The Road to Little Dribbling”; Jennifer Schuessler has news from the literary world; Molly Young discusses new …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Money’

January 24th, 2016

44:57

This week, Jane Mayer discusses “Dark Money”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; David Greenberg talks about “Republic of Spin”; and …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘City of Thorns’

January 15th, 2016

35:42

This week, Ben Rawlence discusses “City of Thorns”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Janice Y. K. Lee talks about “The Expatriates”; …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Defender’

January 8th, 2016

40:36

This week, Brent Staples discusses “The Defender” and the history of the black press; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Maria Konnikova talks about “The Confidence Game”; and Gregory Cowles has …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: You, New and Improved

December 31st, 2015

28:53

This week, Heather Havrilesky talks about Amy Cuddy’s “Presence” and Shonda Rhimes’s “Year of Yes,” and Michael Ian Black discusses “Navel Gazing.” …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year in Poetry

December 24th, 2015

39:20

This week, Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles discuss the year in poetry; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; George Saunders talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: From Movement to Mainstream

December 18th, 2015

39:51

This week, Sam Tanenhaus discusses two new books about the history of American conservatism; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Lori Gottlieb talks about Courtney Jung’s “Lactivism”; and Gregory Cowles …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Reading ‘Pride and Prejudice’

December 11th, 2015

49:51

This week, Rosamund Pike talks about recording “Pride and Prejudice” as an audiobook; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Kaiama Glover discusses the work of Patrick Modiano; James Shapiro on “The Year …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2015

December 4th, 2015

58:45

This week, editors at the Book Review discuss the year’s best books; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Matthew Schneier discusses facial hair and a treatise on men’s style; Bee Wilson talks about “First …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs’

November 27th, 2015

40:08

This week, Lisa Randall talks about “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Louisa Lim discusses five new memoirs about fleeing North Korea; and John Williams has best-seller …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Hare’s Memoir

November 20th, 2015

40:40

This week, David Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of George H. W. Bush

November 13th, 2015

43:58

This week, Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Dan Ephron talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Putin’s Reign

November 6th, 2015

50:36

This week, Steven Lee Myers talks about “The New Tsar”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Amy Ellis Nutt discusses “Becoming …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing’

October 30th, 2015

41:17

This week, Michael Connelly discusses his new novel; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Joseph Kanon talks about a new biography of John le Carré and a memoir by Frederick Forsyth; feedback from readers; …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed”

October 25th, 2015

30:16

This week, Scott Anderson and Roger Lowenstein.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed”

October 25th, 2015

30:16

This week, Scott Anderson discusses “Doomed to Succeed”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Roger Lowenstein talks about “America’s …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’

October 16th, 2015

33:20

This week, Richard McGuire talks about “Here”; John Williams has news from the literary world and feedback from readers; Simon Parkin discusses two …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter’

October 9th, 2015

45:05

This week, Kate Clifford Larson discusses the life of Rosemary Kennedy; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Larissa MacFarquhar talks about “Strangers Drowning”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’

October 2nd, 2015

37:11

This week, Niall Ferguson discusses his biography of Henry Kissinger; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sloane Crosley talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Black Silent Majority’

September 25th, 2015

40:16

This week, Khalil Gibran Muhammad talks about Michael Javen Fortner’s “Black Silent Majority”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hanna Rosin discusses David Brock’s “Killing the Messenger”; feedback …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Court and the World’

September 18th, 2015

51:06

This week, John Fabian Witt talks about Stephen Breyer’s new book; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Mira Jacob discusses three new coming-of-age novels; Sam Tanenhaus reminisces about the podcast; and …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Fates and Furies’

September 11th, 2015

41:23

This week, Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, “Fates and Furies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Scott Shane discusses “Objective Troy”; feedback from listeners; and Gregory Cowles has …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel

September 4th, 2015

35:39

This week, Bill Clegg talks about “Did You Ever Have a Family”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Kathryn J. Edin discusses "$2.00 a Day”; feedback from readers; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’

August 30th, 2015

27:44

This week, Ari Berman and Simon Winchester.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’

August 30th, 2015

27:43

This week, Ari Berman and Simon Winchester.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘NeuroTribes’

August 21st, 2015

52:10

This week, Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes” and autism; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Elisabeth Egan discusses “A Window Opens”; questions from readers; Maria Russo talks about the …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’

August 14th, 2015

35:31

This week, Vu Tran discusses his debut novel, “Dragonfish”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ruth Franklin talks about Lucia Berlin’s stories; listeners share what they’ve been reading; and Gregory …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Katrina: After the Flood’

August 7th, 2015

37:53

This week, Gary Rivlin discusses “Katrina: After the Flood”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Joe Domanick talks about “Blue: The …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Conservative Heart’

July 31st, 2015

35:57

This week, Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki”; readers offer changes to the literary canon; and Gregory Cowles …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

July 24th, 2015

27:33

This week, Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter talk about Dr. Seuss; Jill Ciment discusses “The Hand That Feeds You”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Barbarian Days’

July 17th, 2015

41:01

This week, William Finnegan talks about “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Peter Moore discusses “The Weather Experiment”; questions from readers; and Gregory Cowles …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally’

July 10th, 2015

34:23

This week, Jacob Heilbrunn discusses Michael B. Oren’s “Ally”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Julia Pierpont talks about her …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’

July 5th, 2015

36:50

This week, Mark Vanhoenacker and Kristen Green.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’

July 3rd, 2015

36:50

This week, Mark Vanhoenacker talks about “Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot”; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Kristen Green discusses “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County”; and Gregory …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Art Issue

June 26th, 2015

39:55

This week, Holland Cotter discusses four new books and the contemporary art scene; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Jonathon …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: When I Grow Up

June 19th, 2015

39:45

This week, Heather Havrilesky and Meghan Daum discuss new books about bringing up children and redefining adulthood; Alexandra Alter has news from …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Stalin’s Daughter’

June 12th, 2015

43:48

This week, Rosemary Sullivan talks about “Stalin’s Daughter”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Eugenia Cheng discusses “How to …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: “Reagan: The Life”

June 5th, 2015

36:17

This week, Jeff Shesol discusses H. W. Brands’s new biography of Ronald Reagan; Alexandra Alter has notes from the publishing world; Charlotte …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

May 29th, 2015

45:08

This week, Judy Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Shakespeare in Love

May 22nd, 2015

36:02

This week, Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare’s women characters and his personal life; Parul Sehgal and John Williams have news …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Future of Work

May 15th, 2015

34:15

This week, Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Rise of the Robots” and “Shadow Work”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Andrew Solomon …

Matthew Weiner On the End of ‘Mad Men’

May 15th, 2015

34:39

In a special supplement from The Times’s culture desk, Mr. Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” discusses the coming conclusion of the series with Dave …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A God in Ruins’

May 8th, 2015

34:58

This week, Tom Perrotta discusses Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ruth Franklin talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

May 1st, 2015

46:39

This week, Sam Tanenhaus talks about Zachary Leader’s new biography of Saul Bellow; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Emily Bazelon …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mass Murder in Norway

April 24th, 2015

37:45

This week, Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World”; and Gregory Cowles has …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spinster’ and Public Shaming

April 17th, 2015

41:25

This week, Kate Bolick discusses “Spinster”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Brothers,’ About the Boston Marathon Bombers

April 10th, 2015

44:52

This week, Masha Gessen discusses “The Brothers”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Gretchen Rubin talks about “Better Than …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

April 3rd, 2015

40:05

This week, “Becoming Steve Jobs” and three new books about neuroscience.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

April 3rd, 2015

40:05

This week, Brad Stone talks about “Becoming Steve Jobs”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Amanda Schaffer discusses three new books about neuroscience; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’

March 27th, 2015

44:10

This week, Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’

March 27th, 2015

44:10

This week, Heidi Julavits and Jeffrey Lieberman.

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’

March 20th, 2015

38:47

This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Last Flight of Poxl West’

March 13th, 2015

37:02

This week, Daniel Torday discusses “The Last Flight of Poxl West”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Frank Bruni talks about Barney Frank’s new memoir; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’

March 6th, 2015

45:30

This week, Erik Larson talks about “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Orlando Patterson discusses two new books by black conservatives, “Please Stop …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

February 27th, 2015

38:49

This week, Tom Bissell discusses Elliot Ackerman’s “Green on Blue”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; John Hooper talks about “The …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘H Is for Hawk’

February 20th, 2015

27:18

This week, Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Heather Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk”; Parul Sehgal has news from the literary world; John Williams talks …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The War on Drugs

February 13th, 2015

38:41

This week, Seth Mnookin discusses Johann Hari’s “Chasing the Scream”; John Williams has news from the publishing world; Ben Yagoda talks about “The B …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Love and Lies’

February 6th, 2015

36:21

This week, Adelle Waldman discusses Clancy Martin’s “Love and Lies”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Dana Goldstein talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Guantánamo Diary’

February 1st, 2015

48:55

Mark Danner on “Guantánamo Diary” and David Adam on “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

January 23rd, 2015

42:44

This week, Jill Leovy discusses “Ghettoside”; Patton Oswalt talks about his memoir “Silver Screen Fiend”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’

January 16th, 2015

35:25

This week, Alexandra Fuller discusses her new memoir, “Leaving Before the Rains Come”; John Williams has news from the publishing world; Lauren Groff …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’

January 9th, 2015

43:37

This week, Steven Brill discusses “America’s Bitter Pill”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Heidi Julavits talks about Rachel …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’

January 2nd, 2015

37:19

This week, Phillip Lopate discusses Charles D’Ambrosio’s “Loitering”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sven Beckert talks about …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’

December 26th, 2014

31:56

This week, Alan Riding discusses Patrick Modiano’s “Suspended Sentences”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Judith Newman talks about Ruth Goodman’s “How to Be a Victorian”; and best-seller news. Pamela …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Disappearing Religions

December 19th, 2014

42:46

This week, Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Phil Zuckerman discusses …

Inside The New York Times Book Review: A Rare View of North Korea

December 12th, 2014

45:59

This week, Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us”; Parul Sehgal and John Williams have news from the literary world; Meghan Daum …

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