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Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we’re talking about. Subscribe to discover intriguing new conversations every week.

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Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we’re talking about. Subscribe to discover intriguing new conversations every week.

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Wonderful podcast

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Throughly enjoy listening to the B&N podcasts. The author interviews are enlightening. The interviewer asks insightful and interesting questions. Highly recommend.

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Big fan have been for years glad BN decided to do this Podcast 💙

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137 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
18
6
4
4

Wonderful podcast

By Tally8512 - Oct 25 2019
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Throughly enjoy listening to the B&N podcasts. The author interviews are enlightening. The interviewer asks insightful and interesting questions. Highly recommend.

In Love

By Siecret - Aug 17 2019
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Big fan have been for years glad BN decided to do this Podcast 💙
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The B&N Podcast

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Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we’re talking about. Subscribe to discover intriguing new conversations every week.

Rank #1: Ibram X. Kendi

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Our guest on the podcast today is Ibram X. Kendi, here to talk about his new book How to Be an Antiracist.  Kendi is a professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center.   In 2016, his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America appeared, a galvanizing new look at racism that posited, in the author's words, a dual phenomenon — the simultaneous evolution of both racial progress and the advancement of racist ideas.  Engrossing and provocative, Stamped from the Beginning took among a number of laurels the 2016 National Book for nonfiction, and in the crisis-crowded years since its analysis has only come to seem more urgent.  Ibram X. Kendi joined us in the studio to talk about his powerful new work, a book that combines memoir and history, essayistic reflection and forceful propositions.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #2: Jon Meacham

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Historian, journalist, editor and biographer Jon Meacham has never shied away from challenging subjects.  American Lion, his study of the presidency of Andrew Jackson, captured one of America's most controversial and consequential figures for the 21st century, and brought its author the Pulitzer Prize.  He joins us on this episode to talk about The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, a study of the urgent moments, from Reconstruction through early 20th century battles over immigration, McCarthyism, racism and equal rights, that have tested the national character — and give us, he writes, an opportunity to better understand what we can be in the here and now. 

May 23 2018

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Rank #3: David Brooks

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On this episode we're joined by New York Times columnist, radio and television commentator and bestselling author David Brooks, talking about his new book The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. Brooks is the bestselling author of books including Bobos in Paradise, Patio Man, The Social Animal and The Road to Character. In his past works, he has unfolded observations on the state of contemporary society that draw simultaneously on social science, philosophy and a journalist’s daily charting of the cultural scene; and with his previous book The Road to Character he put a particular emphasis on the nature of virtue in 21st century America. With The Second Mountain, Brooks has offered what may be his most personal work to date, discussing his own struggles with personal relationships and religious faith, and his belief that in order to find fulfillment, we have to turn radically toward community. He joined us in the studio to talk about the difference between happiness and joy, the challenge of writing about faith, and the weekly gathering that's changed his life.

Apr 17 2019

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Rank #4: Kelly Corrigan

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The bestselling memoirist Kelly Corrigan joins us in this episode to talk about Tell Me More, her thought-provoking new book, built around twelve brief phrases – like "I Was Wrong" or "It's Like This" – that provide the essential lexicon for meaningful communication in our lives.  It's a meditation on life and meaning told through stories – funny, revealing, and in places raw with emotion – unfolded in a voice like that of a friend, sitting across from you at a table, telling you about her day in a way that invites you to talk about your own.

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #5: Michio Kaku

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Human colonies on Mars, laser beams shooting digital copies of ourselves into space, and freezing your age at thirty: does it sound like fantasy?  Not at all, says the physicist and author Dr. Michio Kaku. The co-founder of string field theory joins Jim Mustich in the studio, to talk about his new book The Future of Humanity, why he's an optimist about the world of tomorrow, and what you should do if you're abducted by an alien.

Apr 13 2018

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Rank #6: Ina Garten

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It's hard to believe that The Barefoot Contessa cookbook was published as recently as 1999, because its author, Ina Garten, has become so indispensable to home cooks around the country and the world. Garten brings together devotion to brilliant flavor, a natural and profoundly personal elegance, and an understanding of that special sustaining community that emerges around a shared meal. If there's one thing that sets Ina Garten's books apart from others, it's their savvy sense of what kind of gentle guidance will let those of us struggling along at home feel ready to leap into new cooking challenge, and in her new book Cook Like a Pro she offers insights into the methods and tricks that she and others use to make the most out of every item in the refrigerator and every tool in the kitchen. So, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time, we thought, then to sit down with the master herself?

Nov 19 2018

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Rank #7: Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of the most celebrated chroniclers of the lives of American presidents, the author of multiple bestsellers including The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, the basis for Stephen Spielberg's Academy Award-winning film Lincoln. Leadership in Turbulent Times is something different, though: an attempt to extract vital lessons from her many hours spent immersed in the lives of four presidents: Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Lyndon Johnson, in whose White House she served. In this book, the historian tries to understand how these four men dealt with some of the most overwhelming challenges faced by this country and its government. She joins Bill Tipper in our podcast studio to talk about what she took away from this journey into America's moments of crisis.

Sep 21 2018

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Rank #8: Malcolm Gladwell

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On today's episode of the B&N Podcast we were joined by one of the most influential writers in the world, whose books examine how humans think and behave in ways large and small. As a staff writer for the New Yorker and in his books The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell, as well as in his podcast Revisionist History, Gladwell has marshaled the tools of an array of sciences to challenge conventional wisdom about everything from how to spot an art forgery to what makes a basketball team succeed. His new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know is his first in six years, and its origin, Gladwell writes, was in the author's confrontation with the perplexing, tragic and infuriating events that led to the death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail in 2015. When author joined B&N's Bill Tipper in the studio, he explained how his outrage over Bland's story led to the questions raised in Talking to Strangers.

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #9: George Will

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In today's episode we're joined by a writer who has come since his early days in journalism become one of the signature voices of American conservative opinion. For more than thirty years, George Will's views — framed in reference to works of 18th century philosophy and the action on the modern baseball diamond — appeared in a biweekly Newsweek column that became part of the reading life of millions. The recipient of a 1977 Pulitzer prize for political commentary, Will has like many of his peers made the leap from newsprint to small screen, but he's also the prolific author of books on politics and philosophy such as Statecraft as Soulcraft, and The Pursuit of Virtue and Other Tory Notions, but also multiple books on the sport he loves, most notably his bestseller Men at Work: the Craft of Baseball. But Will's new book The Conservative Sensibility is, he told us, something of his life's work, and he sat down a few weeks before the publication of The Conservative Sensibility to talk with us about what, exactly, he means by that imposing phrase.

Jun 07 2019

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Rank #10: Roxane Gay

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Whether Roxane Gay is writing fiction or essays and memoir, it often seems as if there’s no territory she can’t make her own, turning her sharp insight and wry humor from feminism and gender politics and sex to literary criticism and television and movies and other points of pop culture.  The title of her acclaimed, bestselling essay collection, Bad Feminist, started as a joke for her — but soon became something of a badge of honor, and a touchstone for a generation of readers. In her work she uses candor to pull into the light of day a familiar but often repressed jumble of desires, insecurities, anxieties, fears, and feelings — the messy stuff of life that some might prefer to shove in a box under the bed.  She joined Miwa Messer on the podcast to talk about what drove her to write her first book-length memoir, Hunger.

Oct 06 2017

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Rank #11: Ann Patchett

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Today our guest is the spellbinding storyteller Ann Patchett, joining  us to talk about her new novel The Dutch House.  Patchett is the author of a treasure trove of fiction including 2011's State of Wonder, and 2016's Commonwealth, but she may be most widely known for her award-winning 2002 novel Bel Canto, which crafted a symphonic and deeply humane multi-character story amid an embassy hostage crisis.  She's also the author of the widely lauded memoir Truth and Beauty, a wide-ranging essayist, and a bookseller, the co-founder of Parnassus Books in Nashville, where she lives.  In The Dutch House, Patchett plunges readers into the story of Danny and Maeve, a brother and sister whose lives are bound up in the memory of the house they once lived in and the splintering of their family. Patchett joined B&N's Miwa Messer by phone to talk about composing on her feet, sibling bonds, and what it means to find a home.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #12: Ocean Vuong

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"Writing your own story is perhaps the truest enactment of the American dream." Today on the B&N Podcast, we're talking with Ocean Vuong, the author of the remarkable new novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. It's the debut work of fiction from a writer already celebrated for his work as a poet, but this poignant novel, written in the form of a young man's letter to his mother, has captivated readers and critics, making it one of the most talked-about books of 2019. He joined B&N's Miwa Messer for a conversation about this unique story of family, loss, survival, and falling in love.

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #13: James Patterson

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In 1976, a 29-year-old writer published a debut book called The Thomas Berryman Number that went on to capture the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. But James Patterson didn't quit his day job until two decades later — after he'd launched his series starring detective Alex Cross, and set out to work full time as the architect of the modern blockbuster.  More than 350 million books sold later, he's now indubitably one of the most widely read fiction writers on the globe, writing and co-writing a vast array of propulsive stories  — not only thrillers but middle-grade humor, dystopian fantasy, and even picture books for the youngest readers.  On the occasion of his new thriller The People vs. Alex Cross, James Patterson sat down with Bill Tipper to talk about where his astonishing career started.

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #14: Hoda Kotb

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The television journalist Hoda Kotb is not only familiar to millions of viewers who join her every morning as the anchor of The Today Show, but she’s also the author of multiple bestselling books, including Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.  But her new book I’ve Loved You Since Forever is a departure, a children’s book celebrating the arrival of her daughter Haley Joy. Not only has it become a publishing sensation, it's been adapted as a song by The Voice’s Kelly Clarkson.  In this episode, Hoda Kotb sits down with Jim Mustich to talk about becoming a mother the inspiration for her new book.

Mar 21 2018

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Rank #15: Celeste Ng

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In the summer of 2014, Celeste Ng's debut novel Everything I Never Told You became a nationwide bestseller and was tagged on multiple best-of-the-year lists as the story of a teenage girl gone missing from her 1970s middle-class household became a container for a novel of big ideas about prejudice and privilege.

Now class, race, and motherhood take center stage in her new novel, Little Fires Everywhere.  The author sat down with Miwa Messer to talk about how she turned a tale of scandal in an affluent Midwestern suburb into a map of 21st-century American discontents.

Sep 13 2017

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Rank #16: Colson Whitehead: The Nickel Boys

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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad returns to the B&N Podcast for a conversation about his brand new novel The Nickel Boys, a riveting story of injustice, friendship, resistance and survival that turns on the experience of two boys incarcerated in a Florida institution, and its reverberating effects on their lives. It's a story that has never been more timely, from a bestselling writer with a unique ability to bring hidden, painful aspects of America past and present into new focus. Colson Whitehead joins B&N's Miwa Messer to talk about the true story that was the inspiration for the novel, the battle between optimism and pessimism in his own worldview, and how he learns from the characters he brings to life.

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #17: Elizabeth Gilbert on City of Girls

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Our guest today is Elizabeth Gilbert, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love here to discuss her latest bestseller City of Girls.

With City of Girls, beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

May 04 2020

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Rank #18: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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In this episode our guest is the fascinating writer and thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the bestsellers The Black Swan and Antifragile.  Taleb has been a hedge fund manager, a mathematician and professor of engineering, but he's found his widest influence as a thinker about risk, randomness and how they influence our lives from the boardroom to the street.  He was joined in our podcast studio by our executive producer Jim Mustich for a conversation about His latest book, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, and about Taleb's unique point of view on how we make our way in a fundamentally uncertain world.

Jul 03 2018

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Rank #19: Daniel Pink

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Ask almost anyone you know about how their mood changes during the course of the day, and you’ll get evidence that the way our minds and emotions respond to the clock is no small matter.  But to according bestselling author Daniel Pink, the power of "chronobiology" is like an iceberg — we see only the small piece of its monumental role in shaping our days, our careers and our lives.  He joins us in the studio to talk about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

Jan 17 2018

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Rank #20: Ron Chernow

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Ron Chernow had already written multiple award-winning biographies of figures like George Washington and J.P. Morgan when he decided to take up the life of the Founding Father least understood today. One bestselling book and one world-famous musical adaptation by Lin-Manuel Miranda later, the subject of his biography Alexander Hamilton has been reborn as the fascinating, dynamic figure whose career inspires schoolchildren and captivates millions.  What historian could be prouder?  But rather than sit on his Broadway laurels, the author has  returned with an epic-scale life of another American whose misunderstood genius transformed his country.  This week on the podcast, Ron Chernow talks with Bill Tipper about his sweeping new book, Grant (and — yes — about Hamilton, too).

Oct 18 2017

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Dean Atta on The Black Flamingo

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Our guest today is Dean Atta, author of The Black Flamingo—our June YA Book Club Pick.

The Black Flamingo is a fierce coming-of-age story told in verse about identity and the power of drag. Michael, the main character of the story, is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London and navigating what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and the Black Flamingo is born. We were simply in awe of this beautifully crafted and inspiring work on so many levels and can’t wait for everyone to experience all the powerful, life-affirming messages throughout this unforgettable novel. Acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta joins us to discuss his personal connection to this story, the process of selecting characters to challenge readers’ perspectives and winning the Stonewall Book Award.

Join us Thursday, July 9th, at 4PM ET when Dean Atta will be with us live on B&N Facebook for a discussion of his novel The Black Flamingo. We hope to see you there! #BNYABookClub

Jun 22 2020

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Mike Birbiglia & J. Hope Stein on The New One

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Our guests today are Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein, authors of The New One.

The hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt Broadway show is now essential reading for all parents (new and old) — or really anyone who has ever resisted change. With laugh-out-loud observations and whimsical poetry perfectly placed throughout, Birbiglia and Stein offer a devastatingly honest, yet beautiful look at parenthood. Be sure to pick up a signed edition of The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad and listen here as comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein discuss the trials of writing a book with your significant other, jealousy, poetry and the great bread debate (to freeze or not to freeze).

Join us Tuesday, June 16th, at 7PM ET when Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein will be with us live on B&N Facebook for a discussion of their book The New One. We hope to see you there! #BNEvents

Jun 16 2020

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Megha Majumdar on A Burning

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Our guest today is Megha Majumdar, debut author of A Burning—our June Discover Pick of the Month.

A Burning is an astonishing, heartbreaking story about power—who has it, who doesn’t, and what some will do to get it. In a deceptively slim package like Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys and There, There by Tommy Orange, this is an unforgettable debut by a magnificent new voice. Megha Majumdar, a book editor by trade, never takes the reader for granted, and her writing is full of the contradictions and surprises she looks for in a great novel. We could not get over the complexities, distinct characters and timely messages throughout this amazing story, and we're not the only ones who were completely enchanted by its language and universal themes: Yaa Gyasi, author of Homecoming raved about how "Megha Majumdar writes about the ripple effects of our choices, the interconnectedness of our humanity, with striking beauty and clarity.” We couldn't agree more. We can’t wait for you to devour this cinematic story and get to know Megha Majumdar here as she discusses art and politics, various forms of storytelling, and alternative endings.

Jun 09 2020

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Brit Bennett on The Vanishing Half

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Our guest today is Brit Bennett, author of our June Barnes & Noble Book Club selection The Vanishing Half.

[ean1]The lives of identical twin sisters diverge when they leave their tiny hometown in this indelible story of identity, family and home. As the narrative cuts across the country and across decades, we follow the aftermath of trauma and the events that follow difficult, often unimaginable choices. The Vanishing Half is the kind of book you never want to end; Brit writes her characters with such understanding and love that you wish you could follow them forever. There’s a lot to unpack in this incredible novel, which is why it’s the perfect choice for our June B&N Book Club pick. We’re excited to get the conversation going and for readers to discuss a story that asks big questions about who we are and where we’re headed. As you ready yourself for this not-to-be-missed event and novel, be sure to also check out Brit Bennett’s acclaimed novel, The Mothers and listen to Brit here as she brilliantly discusses the inspiration for the community at the center of this story and the characters she chose to leave out.

Join us Tuesday, July 7, at 7PM ET when Brit Bennett will be with us live on B&N Facebook for a discussion of her novel The Vanishing Half. We hope to see you there!

Jun 02 2020

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Emma Straub on All Adults Here

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Our guest today is Emma Straub, author of our May Barnes & Noble Book Club selection All Adults Here.

All Adults Here is a sharp, yet sincere look at how we define our lives and the profound effects we have on those we love most. This deeply fulfilling story of sibling relationships, aging parents, hard truths, and second chances is chockfull of heady topics ripe for discussion, so it should come as no surprise it’s been selected as our BN Book Club pick for May. Reading an Emma Straub novel is essentially like hanging out with your smartest, most insightful friend – it’s life-affirming, wisdom-giving, and something you’ll look back on fondly – so we know you’re going to love it! As you get ready for what’s sure to be a lively conversation around a great book, due yourself the favor of checking out her other bestselling novels, The Vacationers  and Modern Lovers , and listen to Emma here as she brilliantly talks about her love of bookstores, personal ambitions, and the atmospheric small-town vibe of her new novel – secretly inspired by Gilmore Girls!

Join the conversation on social media using #BNBookClub. Then on Tuesday, 6/2 at 7 PM ET, join the author for a virtual #BNBookClub event on our Instagram!

May 11 2020

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Elizabeth Gilbert on City of Girls

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Our guest today is Elizabeth Gilbert, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love here to discuss her latest bestseller City of Girls.

With City of Girls, beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

May 04 2020

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N.K. Jemisin on The City We Became

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Our guest this week is the three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin.

She joins us today to discuss her latest novel, The City We Became. A story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

Apr 20 2020

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Monica Hesse on They Went Left

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In this episode, we dive into They Went Left, A tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, the bestselling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat.

They Went Left is also our Barnes & Noble YA Book Club selection for the month of May.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition features an author Q&A and an annotated chapter.

Apr 17 2020

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Wes Moore on Five Days

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Our guest this week is Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, former White House fellow, and CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty nonprofits in the nation, Wes Moore.

He joins us to talk about his latest book, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City; a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world.

Apr 13 2020

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Lisa Wingate on The Book of Lost Friends

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Our guest today is Lisa Wingate, bestselling author of Before We Were Yours.

Lisa joins us to discuss her new historical novel The Book of Lost Friends. A dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.

Apr 10 2020

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Afia Atakora on Conjure Women

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Our guest today is Afia Atakora, author of our April Barnes & Noble Book Club selection Conjure Women

Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. 

Join the conversation on social media: #BNBookClub. Then on Tuesday, 5/5 at 7:00 PM ET, join the author for a virtual #BNBookClub event! 

Apr 07 2020

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Elizabeth Wetmore on Valentine

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Our guest today is Elizabeth Wetmore here to discuss Valentine, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

Valentine is our April Discover Pick of the Month. The Discover program finds unforgettable stories from up-and-coming authors. Be the first to know about these amazing new voices!

Apr 03 2020

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Sarah Watson on Most LIkely

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Our guest this week is Sarah Watson, creator of the hit TV series, The Bold Type.

Sarah joins us to discuss Most Likely, our Barnes & Noble YA Book Club pick, an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president's senior year of high school.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition features a bonus epilogue and a list of book club discussion questions.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @barnesandnoble for more Barnes & Noble YA Book Club news

Mar 30 2020

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Abi Daré on The Girl with the Louding Voice

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Our guest today is Abi Daré here to discuss her debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice.

A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

The Girl with the Louding Voice was recently named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by the New York TimesMarie ClaireVogueEssence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric LiteratureRed Magazine, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library JournalThe Every Girl, and Read It Forward!

Mar 23 2020

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Therese Anne Fowler on A Good Neigborhood

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Our guest today is Therese Anne Fowler, here to talk with us about her latest novel, A Good Neighborhood.

Fowler has penned a gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, over the course of one summer that changes their lives irrevocably.

Our Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of A Good Neighborhood includes a discussion guide and a personal essay from Therese Anne Fowler.

Mar 16 2020

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Hilary Mantel on The Mirror & The Light

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Our guest today is Hillary Mantel, the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Mantel joins us to talk about her latest novel The Mirror & The Light, a triumphant close to the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Mar 10 2020

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James McBride on Deacon King Kong

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Our guest today is non-other than James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird.

James is with us to discuss his latest book Deacon King Kong, a captivating novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting in a Brooklyn housing project.

Listen in as we go in-depth with James on what it was like to pen Deacon King Kong.

Mar 03 2020

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Erik Larson on The Splendid and The Vile

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Our guest today is Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake joins us to discuss his newest work, The Splendid and The Vile, where he delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during The Blitz.

Feb 25 2020

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Holly Jackson

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Our guest today is Holly Jackson, who joins us to talk about her new YA crime thriller A Good Girl's Guide to Murder.

The book plays well for readers of Kara Thomas and Karen McManus, an addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn't add up, and a girl who's determined to find the real killer—but not everyone wants her meddling in the past. 

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder has been chosen for our March Barnes & Noble YA Book Club event! Mark your calendars to join us for a discussion on Friday, March 13th at 7:00 PM!

Feb 11 2020

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Jason Reynolds

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We revisit our podcast interview with celebrated novelist for young readers Jason Reynolds, recently named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and the author of Look Both Ways.  He joined B&N's Miwa Messer in our studio on the occasion of his powerful novel Long Way Down.

Jan 24 2020

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Wonderful podcast

By Tally8512 - Oct 25 2019
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Throughly enjoy listening to the B&N podcasts. The author interviews are enlightening. The interviewer asks insightful and interesting questions. Highly recommend.

In Love

By Siecret - Aug 17 2019
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Big fan have been for years glad BN decided to do this Podcast 💙