The Book Review

The Book Review

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The Book Review

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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Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire Oct 19, 2018 Listen Download
Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books Oct 12, 2018 Listen Download
Kate Atkinson on 'Transcription' Oct 5, 2018 Listen Download
The End of the ‘Struggle’ Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
Esi Edugyan on Her Booker-Shortlisted 'Washington Black' Sep 21, 2018 Listen Download
A Memoir From the Hard-Working ‘Heartland’ Sep 14, 2018 Listen Download
'The Most Secretly Interesting Place in America' Sep 7, 2018 Listen Download
The Uses and Misuses of Identity Aug 31, 2018 Listen Download
Interrogating the Change Makers Aug 24, 2018 Listen Download
Rethinking the 'Tangled Tree' of Life Aug 17, 2018 Listen Download
Lydia Millet on 'Fight No More' Aug 10, 2018 Listen Download
Beth Macy on 'Dopesick' Aug 3, 2018 Listen Download
Drawing History Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
True Crime Starring the Creator of Sherlock Holmes Jul 20, 2018 Listen Download
Making a Killing Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
From Transcribing for Obama to Writing Her Own Story Jul 13, 2018 Listen Download
An Inside View of Putin Jul 6, 2018 Listen Download
The Latest in Cyberwarfare Jun 29, 2018 Listen Download
The Life of Atticus Finch Jun 22, 2018 Listen Download
The Things We Inherit Jun 15, 2018 Listen Download
Michael Pollan on His Acid Test Jun 8, 2018 Listen Download
Dinosaurs, the Master of Horror and Philip Roth Jun 1, 2018 Listen Download
David Sedaris on ‘Calypso’ May 25, 2018 Listen Download
Lost at Sea May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Amy Chozick on 'Chasing Hillary' May 11, 2018 Listen Download
There Is Nothin' Like a Tune May 4, 2018 Listen Download
Julian Barnes on 'The Only Story' Apr 27, 2018 Listen Download
Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’ Apr 20, 2018 Listen Download
Parenting in the Age of Omnipresent Screens Apr 13, 2018 Listen Download
Nine pebbles of quartz Apr 8, 2018 Listen Download
Tara Westover on 'Educated' Apr 6, 2018 Listen Download
All in the Family Mar 30, 2018 Listen Download
'Just the Funny Parts' Mar 23, 2018 Listen Download
Impeachment, Then and Now Mar 16, 2018 Listen Download
Ronen Bergman on Israel’s Targeted Assassinations Mar 9, 2018 Listen Download
A Marine’s Inventive Memoir Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
Tayari Jones on 'An American Marriage' Feb 23, 2018 Listen Download
Lisa Halliday on 'Asymmetry' Feb 16, 2018 Listen Download
Laura Lippman on 'Sunburn' Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
Rose McGowan on 'Brave' Feb 2, 2018 Listen Download
Twilight's Last Gleaming? Jan 26, 2018 Listen Download
'Off the Charts' Jan 19, 2018 Listen Download
Some Assembly Required Jan 12, 2018 Listen Download
What to Read About North Korea Jan 5, 2018 Listen Download
The Fire Next Time Dec 29, 2017 Listen Download
'The Story of the Jews' Continues Dec 22, 2017 Listen Download
Mary Beard on 'Women & Power' Dec 15, 2017 Listen Download
'The Second Coming of the KKK' Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Dec 1, 2017 Listen Download
O Pioneers! Nov 21, 2017 Listen Download
Mother Knows Best? Nov 17, 2017 Listen Download
Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump Nov 10, 2017 Listen Download
The American Revolution in Six Lives Nov 3, 2017 Listen Download
Marilyn Stasio on True Crime Oct 27, 2017 Listen Download
From Podcast to Book with Marc Maron Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Ron Chernow on 'Grant' Oct 13, 2017 Listen Download
Jennifer Egan Talks About 'Manhattan Beach' Oct 6, 2017 Listen Download
Recent Romances Sep 29, 2017 Listen Download
Jesmyn Ward on 'Sing, Unburied, Sing' Sep 22, 2017 Listen Download
Jill Abramson on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
'Gorbachev: His Life and Times' Sep 8, 2017 Listen Download
An American Abroad Sep 1, 2017 Listen Download
The Joys of Children’s Literature Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
Analyzing Freud Aug 18, 2017 Listen Download
New Books About Parenting Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
Amy Schumer on ‘Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’ Aug 4, 2017 Listen Download
'Lights On, Rats Out' Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
Steve Bannon's Road to the White House Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
The World of Jane Austen Fans Jul 14, 2017 Listen Download
The History of the London Zoo Jul 7, 2017 Listen Download
Silk on a Stick Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
'The Boy Who Loved Too Much' Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
China's World Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
Al Franken on Life in the Senate Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
David Sedaris Talks About His Diaries Jun 2, 2017 Listen Download
Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution May 26, 2017 Listen Download
Joshua Ferris on ‘The Dinner Party’ May 19, 2017 Listen Download
Elizabeth Warren on Fighting for the Middle Class May 12, 2017 Listen Download
Gabourey Sidibe and Neil deGrasse Tyson May 5, 2017 Listen Download
Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
'Hamlet Globe to Globe' Apr 21, 2017 Listen Download
Power and Punishment Apr 14, 2017 Listen Download
Lives on the Line Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
The Charm of 'The Idiot' Mar 31, 2017 Listen Download
'Ties' to Ferrante? Mar 24, 2017 Listen Download
The Definition of Adulthood Mar 17, 2017 Listen Download
Points of No Return Mar 10, 2017 Listen Download
Happy Trails Mar 3, 2017 Listen Download
The History of Race and Racism in America Feb 24, 2017 Listen Download
Neil Gaiman's Myths Feb 17, 2017 Listen Download
George Saunders on Lincoln and Lost Souls Feb 10, 2017 Listen Download
A Brave Look at Depression Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
From Brooklyn to the Gulag Jan 27, 2017 Listen Download
Barack Obama's Legacy Jan 20, 2017 Listen Download
Edward Snowden: Hero, Traitor or Spy? Jan 13, 2017 Listen Download
Should You Stop Eating Sugar? Jan 6, 2017 Listen Download
How Octopuses Are Like Aliens Dec 29, 2016 Listen Download
The Year in Reading Dec 23, 2016 Listen Download
Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington Dec 16, 2016 Listen Download
The 10 Best Books of 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Listen Download
100 Notable Books of 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Listen Download
Thomas Friedman on 'Thank You for Being Late' Nov 25, 2016 Listen Download
Michael Chabon Talks About 'Moonglow' Nov 18, 2016 Listen Download
War Stories Nov 11, 2016 Listen Download
John Grisham on 'The Whistler' Nov 4, 2016 Listen Download
Thrillers and True Crime Oct 29, 2016 Listen Download
Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’ Oct 21, 2016 Listen Download
The Rise of Hitler Oct 14, 2016 Listen Download
'Sing for Your Life' Oct 7, 2016 Listen Download
American Apartheid Sep 30, 2016 Listen Download
Simon Schama's 'The Face of Britain' Sep 23, 2016 Listen Download
Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump Sep 16, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson's 'Enough Said' Sep 9, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising Sep 2, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’ Aug 26, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’ Aug 19, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin Aug 12, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead Aug 5, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘How to Be a Person in the World’ Aug 5, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’ Jul 29, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’ Jul 22, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’ Jul 10, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’ Jul 1, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now? Jun 24, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’ Jun 17, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’ Jun 10, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’ Jun 3, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets’ May 27, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’ May 23, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Romanovs’ May 20, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Gene’ May 13, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Pumpkinflowers’ May 6, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years May 5, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Listen, Liberal’ Apr 29, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’ Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘At the Existentialist Café' Apr 15, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Louisa Adams Apr 8, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’ Apr 1, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Girls and Sex’ Mar 25, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Eugenics Mar 18, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Profiteers’ Mar 11, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘All the Single Ladies’ Mar 4, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’ Feb 26, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘West of Eden’ Feb 19, 2016 Listen Download
Can the American Dream Survive? Feb 18, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Love and Death Feb 12, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20 Feb 5, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Bryson on Britain Jan 29, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Money’ Jan 24, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘City of Thorns’ Jan 15, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Defender’ Jan 8, 2016 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: You, New and Improved Dec 31, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year in Poetry Dec 24, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: From Movement to Mainstream Dec 18, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Reading ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Dec 11, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2015 Dec 4, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs’ Nov 27, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Hare’s Memoir Nov 20, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of George H. W. Bush Nov 13, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Putin’s Reign Nov 6, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing’ Oct 30, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed” Oct 25, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Doomed to Succeed” Oct 25, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’ Oct 16, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter’ Oct 9, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’ Oct 2, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Black Silent Majority’ Sep 25, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Court and the World’ Sep 18, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Fates and Furies’ Sep 11, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel Sep 4, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’ Aug 30, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Give Us the Ballot’ Aug 30, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘NeuroTribes’ Aug 21, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’ Aug 14, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Katrina: After the Flood’ Aug 7, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Conservative Heart’ Jul 31, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ Jul 24, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Barbarian Days’ Jul 17, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally’ Jul 10, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’ Jul 5, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Skyfaring’ Jul 3, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Art Issue Jun 26, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: When I Grow Up Jun 19, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Stalin’s Daughter’ Jun 12, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: “Reagan: The Life” Jun 5, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’ May 29, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Shakespeare in Love May 22, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Future of Work May 15, 2015 Listen Download
Matthew Weiner On the End of ‘Mad Men’ May 15, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘A God in Ruins’ May 8, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’ May 1, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mass Murder in Norway Apr 24, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Spinster’ and Public Shaming Apr 17, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Brothers,’ About the Boston Marathon Bombers Apr 10, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Apr 3, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Apr 3, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’ Mar 27, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Folded Clock’ Mar 27, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’ Mar 20, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Last Flight of Poxl West’ Mar 13, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’ Mar 6, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’ Feb 27, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘H Is for Hawk’ Feb 20, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The War on Drugs Feb 13, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Love and Lies’ Feb 6, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Feb 1, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’ Jan 23, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’ Jan 16, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’ Jan 9, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’ Jan 2, 2015 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’ Dec 26, 2014 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Disappearing Religions Dec 19, 2014 Listen Download
Inside The New York Times Book Review: A Rare View of North Korea Dec 12, 2014 Listen Download

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