The Book Review

209 EpisodesProduced by The New York Times

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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Esi Edugyan on Her Booker-Shortlisted 'Washington Black'

September 21st, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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