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How A Novelist Made Peace With Criticism: Curtis Sittenfield On Being Reviewee And Reviewer

“I’m aware more than I was before I had books published that any review is a bit arbitrary – it’s not really, say, The New York Times that’s authoritatively weighing in on the quality of a book, though it seems this way to the public. It’s actually one reviewer weighing in (maybe a daily reviewer […]

At New York Times, Sunday Review Editor Takes Over All Books Coverage

Pamela Paul, the editor of the New York Times Book Review since 2013, has received credit from many former critics of that section for adding diverse genres (she started out as the children’s book editor, it should be noted) and voices to its pages. Now she’s going to be in charge of all the paper’s […]

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.

The New York Times consolidates book coverage

I always liked the fact that The New York Times Book Review was editorially (at least nominally) independent, with book coverage in the (week-)daily edition of The New York Times under another purview; no longer, alas: Dean Baquet has...Show More Summary

White House releases Obama's summer reading list

A New York Times book review said:(backslash), "There isn't a line the most mischievous critic could single out for ridicule." The book tells the author's story of the year she spent training a hawk after her father's death. "Seveneves" is a science fiction thriller that tells the story of efforts to preserve human society in the wake of apocalyptic events on Earth.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Book Review Podcast: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin Talk About Their New Best Sellers

Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin discusses his new book about the fascinating case of Patty Hearst.

Editors' Choice: Nine New Books Worth Reading This Week

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Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Report: Fox News Employee Claimed He Planted a Review in the NYT to Protect Roger Ailes

A Fox News employee bragged about planting a negative review of a biography about the network’s former kingpin Roger Ailes with a friend at the New York Times, according to new reporting from the book’s author. Gabriel Sherman’s 2014...Show More Summary

Claudia Rankine Notes the Influence of Poets on Teju Cole in His New Book of Essays

Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Coles’s new book of essays, Known and Strange Things (Random House), for the New York Times. “Cole shares [Harold] Bloom’s interest in the fraught and burdened relationship writers and artists have to our ancestors,” writes Rankine, “and he seeks to answer yet another question: How does the imagination cross and recross […]

Charles Simic Reviews Jana Prikryl’s Poetry Debut, The After Party

At the New York Review of Books Charles Simic praises Jana Prikryl’s literary debut, The After Party: “Reading some of her poems is like walking into a movie theater in the middle of a film one knows nothing about, trying to figure out what is happening on the screen, irked at first that the answer […]

Hotel Review: Stay OUTSIDE of the INNSIDE New York NoMad

Short Review With Scores (out of 5, 5 being best) My Overall Score: 2 5: Excellent, Highly Recommend 4: Very Good, Solid Choice to Consider 3: OK, Check other options before booking 2: Below Par, Try to Avoid 1: Terrible, Run far away Rooms: 2/5 Service: 3.5/5 Location: 4/5 Amenities: 3/5 Cleanliness: 2/5 Sleep Quality: […]

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘How to Be a Person in the World’

Heather Havrilesky discusses her new collection of advice columns, and Jessica Winter talks about her debut novel, “Break in Case of Emergency.”

9 Thrillers (One True) That Times Editors Think You Should Read This Summer

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New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.

Mini Reviews: Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs and Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews

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Book Description: A magical tale from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Kissed. Riding into a war that’s heating up on the border, Ward, the new lord of Hurog, is sure he’s on the fast track to glory. But soon his mission takes a deadly turn. Show More Summary

Editors’ Choice

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Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”

Changing the Paradigm: Women, National Liberation & Revolution in the 21st Century

A new book puts recent bombings in a much larger context. A review of A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic Stateby Meredith Tax (New York:  Bellevue Literary Press, 2016), 336 pps, $US 19.99.      I was in the middle of reading Meredith Tax’s exceptionally good work, A Road Unforeseen, when the Istanbul terrorist bombing took place. Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”

The Arrangements

The New York Times Book Review commissioned a work of fiction about the election from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She chose to write about Melania Trump. If you can handle more Trump, check out Greg Chase’s portrait of a Trump supporter, based on Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury. The post The Arrangements appeared first on The Millions.

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