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The Book Review
The Book Review
The New York Times

The world's top authors and critics join host John Williams and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about... more

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The 10 Best Books of 2022

On a special new episode of the podcast, taped live, editors and critics from the Books desk discuss this year’s... more

02 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
Bringing Down Harvey Weinstein

The Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor talk about their book ‘She Said,’ and Neal Gabler discusses the first... more

24 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Taffy Brodesser-Akner Discusses “Fleishman Is in Trouble”

For the next few months, we’re sharing some of our favorite conversations from the podcast’s archives. This week’s segments first... more

18 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Mark Harris on His Biography of Mike Nichols

Harris discusses the great director’s life and work, and Adam Higginbotham talks about “Midnight in Chernobyl.”

11 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
N.K. Jemisin on Multiverses, Revolution and the ‘Soul’ of Cities

Ezra Klein talks to the science fiction and fantasy novelist N.K. Jemisin about her latest book, “The World We Make.”

04 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Jason Zinoman Talks About David Letterman

The Times’s comedy critic discusses his biography, “Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night,” and the Times Magazine writer Sam... more

28 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Siddhartha Mukherjee Talks About ‘The Gene’

The oncologist and Pulitzer-winning science writer discusses his 2016 book about the history of genetics, and the novelist Kate Atkinson... more

21 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
George Saunders on ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

The writer, celebrated for his short stories, discusses his 2017 debut novel, and the journalist Patrick Radden Keefe talks about... more

14 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Revisiting Baldwin vs. Buckley

Nicholas Buccola talks about “The Fire Is Upon Us,” and Lydia Millet discusses “The Children’s Bible.”

07 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
Celeste Ng on Race, Class and Suburbia

Ng discusses her best-selling 2017 novel, “Little Fires Everywhere,” and Judy Blume discusses her adult novel “In the Unlikely Event,”... more

30 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
The Book Review
The 10 Best Books of 2022
The Book Review