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The Book Review

The Book Review

The Book Review

487 episodes


The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz 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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Episodes1 - 10 of 487 episodes


Writing About NASA's Most Shocking Moment

The year 1986 was notable for two big disasters, both of them attributable to human err...

43 minutes
May 17, 2024

Fantasy Superstar Leigh Bardugo on Her New Novel

In the world of fantasy fiction, Leigh Bardugo is royalty: Her Grishaverse novels are m...

41 minutes
May 10, 2024

Colm Toibin on His Sequel to 'Brooklyn'

Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel “Brooklyn” told the story of a meek young Irishwoman, Eilis La...

44 minutes
May 03, 2024

Book Club: Dolly Alderton's 'Good Material'

How to explain the British writer Dolly Alderton to an American audience? It might be b...

46 minutes
Apr 26, 2024

100 Years of Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster is not growing old quietly.The venerable publishing house — one of the...

31 minutes
Apr 12, 2024

Looking Back at 50 Years of Stephen King

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s first novel,...

65 minutes
Apr 05, 2024

Books That Make Our Critics Laugh

Earlier this month, the Book Review’s staff critics — Dwight Garner, Alexandra Jacobs a...

30 minutes
Mar 29, 2024

Talking to Tana French About Her New Series

If you're familiar with Tana French, it's likely for her Dublin Murder Squad series of ...

43 minutes
Mar 22, 2024

Talking ‘Dune’: Book and Movies

Frank Herbert’s epic novel “Dune” and its successors have been entrenched in the scienc...

39 minutes
Mar 15, 2024

Book Club: Let’s Talk About ‘Erasure,’ by Percival Everett

It’s not often that the Academy Awards give the publishing world any gristle to chew on...

44 minutes
Mar 08, 2024