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The Book Review

Podcast Series 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.

Series Episodes

The Ottoman Empire’s Influence on the Present Day

The Ottoman Empire’s Influence on the Present Day

Alan Mikhail talks about “God’s Shadow,” and Benjamin Lorr discusses “The Secret Life of Groceries.”

1 hour 3 mins

16 October Finished

The Fate of Refugees After World War II

The Fate of Refugees After World War II

David Nasaw talks about “The Last Million,” and Carlos Lozada discusses “What Were We Thinking.”

1 hour 3 mins

9 October Finished

Hari Kunzru on Writing ‘Red Pill’

Hari Kunzru on Writing ‘Red Pill’

Kunzru talks about his new novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Agent Sonya,” his latest real-life tale of espionage.

1 hour 5 mins

2 October Finished

C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

Scott Anderson discusses “The Quiet Americans,” and Peter Baker and Susan Glasser talk about “The Man Who Ran Washington.”

1 hour 6 mins

25 September Finished

Ayad Akhtar on Truth and Fiction

Ayad Akhtar on Truth and Fiction

Akhtar discusses "Homeland Elegies," and Marc Lacey talks about "Cry Havoc," by Michael Signer, and "The Violence Inside Us," by Chris Murphy.

59 mins

18 September Finished

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