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The Book Review

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Rank #29 in Arts category

Arts
Literature
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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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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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For book lovers

By DiligentPodcaster - May 13 2019
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Excellent team! Thoughtful analysis and enjoyable discussions.

Love the Book Review

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Always something surprising to learn and build a great reading list.

iTunes Ratings

1329 Ratings
Average Ratings
844
205
126
69
85

For book lovers

By DiligentPodcaster - May 13 2019
Read more
Excellent team! Thoughtful analysis and enjoyable discussions.

Love the Book Review

By 55badger - May 05 2019
Read more
Always something surprising to learn and build a great reading list.
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The Book Review

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #29 in Arts category

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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.

Rank #1: Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen

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

Oct 16 2018
51 mins
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Rank #2: Tara Westover on 'Educated'

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

Apr 06 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’

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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 Paul is the host.
Dec 26 2014
31 mins
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Rank #4: Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2018

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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.

Nov 30 2018
55 mins
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Rank #5: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

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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 best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 05 2016
47 mins
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Rank #6: The 10 Best Books of 2016

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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."
Dec 09 2016
50 mins
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Rank #7: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2015

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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 Bite”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Dec 04 2015
58 mins
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Rank #8: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘H Is for Hawk’

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This week, Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Heather Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk”; Parul Sehgal has news from the literary world; John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 20 2015
27 mins
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Rank #9: The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel

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George Packer talks about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” and Lori Gottlieb discusses “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.”

May 10 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #10: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’

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This week, Steven Brill discusses “America’s Bitter Pill”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Heidi Julavits talks about Rachel Cusk’s “Outline”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 09 2015
43 mins
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Rank #11: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

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This week, Colson Whitehead discusses his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin talks about “American Heiress,” his new book about Patty Hearst. Pamela Paul is the host.
Aug 12 2016
52 mins
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Rank #12: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’

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This week, Phillip Lopate discusses Charles D’Ambrosio’s “Loitering”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sven Beckert talks about “Empire of Cotton”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Parul Sehgal is the host, filling in for Pamela Paul.
Jan 02 2015
37 mins
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Rank #13: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Fates and Furies’

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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 best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Sep 11 2015
41 mins
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Rank #14: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Bryson on Britain

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This week, Bill Bryson talks about “The Road to Little Dribbling”; Jennifer Schuessler has news from the literary world; Molly Young discusses new books about productivity; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jan 29 2016
43 mins
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Rank #15: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

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This week, Ian Frazier talks about “Hogs Wild”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Barry Friedman discusses two new books about law enforcement; and John Williams, Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 01 2016
43 mins
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Rank #16: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

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This week, Tom Bissell discusses Elliot Ackerman’s “Green on Blue”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; John Hooper talks about “The Italians”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Feb 27 2015
38 mins
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Rank #17: Gabourey Sidibe and Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Gabourey Sidibe talks about her memoir, "This Is Just My Face," and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry."
May 05 2017
49 mins
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Rank #18: Ron Chernow on 'Grant'

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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.”

Oct 13 2017
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #19: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’

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This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.
Mar 20 2015
38 mins
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Rank #20: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

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This week, Jessi Klein discusses her new essay collection; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Antonio García Martinez talks about “Chaos Monkeys”; and Gregory Cowles and Parul Sehgal on what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.
Jul 10 2016
45 mins
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