Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.
Stephanie Danler’s first novel is about a young woman who falls deeply into her work in New York City’s restaurant world.
New York Times reviewer, Judith Shulevitz, concludes a negative review of Angela Duckworth's new book with this: You can’t blame Duckworth for how people apply her ideas, but she’s not shy about reducing them to nostrums that may trickle down in problematic ways. Show More Summary
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene,” and Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste.
Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers,” Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”
Book Description: Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. Show More Summary
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
Richard Russo talked to Morning Edition about his new novel Everybody's Fool. The New York Times reviewed the book. Stream a new Haley Bonar song. May is Largehearted Boy's first fundraising month. All donations will go toward creating new features,...
“As if being 1984 weren’t enough.” Thomas Pynchon, writing in The New York Times Book Review, marked the unnerving year with an honest question about seemingly dystopian technology: “Is It OK to Be a Luddite?” The Association of American Publishers records that by 1984, between 40 and 50 percent of American authors were using word processors. Show More Summary
Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal,” and Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven.”
Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K. Read more...
Forty years would seem to be plenty of time to canvass and document the history of punk rock, but as is the case with any genre, there are always some narrative holes that need filling. New York City and London dominate much of the discussion...Show More Summary
This week, Michael Kinsley, Eric Fair and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Over at The New York Times, Year in Reading alum Parul Sehgal reviews two books about migration, A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee and The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota. The post “The Migrant is Not A Metaphor” appeared first on The Millions.
The New York Times published a review today of Kinsley’s latest book, Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide. Reading attentively, I learned at least two things about him.First, he’s an off-the-charts genius whose intellect simply can’t be compared yours or mine. Show More Summary
Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists, and Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf.
At Poets & Writers Michael Taeckens has a Q & A with the editor of The New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul. Not too much background-dirt, unfortunately -- she remains diplomatic about the inner workings -- but folks always seem eager for any glimpse into the NYTBR.
In The New York Times David Streitfeld profiles Mario Vargas Llosa on Love, Spectacle and Becoming a Legend. (Seventeen of Vargas Llosa's books are under review at the complete review.)
JVB wrote to point out that there's apparently an extra negation in a quotation presented in a current New York Time book review (Janet Maslin, "‘Maestra,’ a Novel of Sex, Murder and Shopping', 4/12/2016, emphasis added): “Maestra” is the work of L. S. Hilton, who is otherwise the British historian Lisa Hilton, but wanted to […]