The New York Review of Books Podcast
Literary Journalism: A Discussion
On April 3, 2013 The New York Review and the Cullman Center for Scholars Writers at the New York Public Library presented a panel discussion celebrating the Reviews 50th anniversary and discussing the future of literary journalism. This podcast...
Michael Chabon at Town Hall
On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Michael Chabon reads from his piece about writing his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
Daniel Mendelsohn at Town Hall
On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Daniel Mendelsohn reads from his 2006 piece, September 11 at the Movies, a review of United 93 by Paul Greengrass and...
Mark Danner at Town Hall
On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Mark Danner discusses his time as an editorial assistant at the Review then contributor from the campaign trail.
Darryl Pinckney at Town Hall
On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Darryl Pickney discusses his lifelong engagement with the writing of James Baldwin.
Mary Beard at Town Hall
On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Mary Beard discusses the Review’s coverage of the classics throughout its history.
John Banville at Town Hall
In this recording from our February 2013 event at Town Hall, John Banville discusses his 1997 review The European Irishman, on the work of Hubert Butler.
Steve Coll on the Killing of Osama bin Laden
Steve Coll addresses the political implications of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and how the author of No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden sidestepped legal issues to publish his book.
Henri Cole Reads Selected Poems
In this podcast, Henri Cole reads from his recent book of poems, Touch (2011), and talks about his search for what he calls the essentialness of emotion.
Jonathan Freedland on the Royal Wedding
Jonathan Freedland talks with Emily Greenhouse about gilded-coach celebrity in an era of austerity, the hereditary principle, and why all bets are off when it comes to Wills andKate.
Andrew Delbanco on Mark Twain
Andrew Delbanco talks with Andrew Martin about the first volume of Mark Twain’s unabridged Autobiography and the distinctive joys and challenges of reading Twain in the twenty-firstcentury.
Geoffrey OBrien on Duke Ellington
Geoffrey OBrien talks with Chris Carroll about Duke Ellingtons mid-career crisis and stunning comeback, revisiting his often-overlooked albums of the 1960s and1970s.
Robert Gottlieb on Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb speaks to Andrew Martin about Charles Dickenss troubled life, his best and worst novels, and how to read withoutediting.
Derek Walcott, Two Poems
Derek Walcott recites Fare Well by Walter de la Mare, and reads The Hulls of White Yachts, from his latest collection White Egrets.
Charles Rosen Plays Chopin
Charles Rosen plays the music of Frdric Chopin and talks to Chris Carroll about the composers surprising radicalism and the critical controversy surrounding his work, the mysterious spianato style, and whether there is a right way to play Chopinsmusic.
Dan Chiasson on Lydia Davis
Dan Chiasson reads from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, which he reviewed in the April 29, 2010 issue of The New York Review, and talks to Gabriel Winslow-Yost about accidental greatness, lonely translators, and reading atstoplights.
Deborah Eisenberg on Skylark
Deborah Eisenberg reads from Skylark, a Hungarian novel recently republished by NYRB Classics, and talks with Sasha Weiss about why its one of the most perfect novels shesencountered.
Cathleen Schine on Gail Collins
Cathleen Schine speaks with Sasha Weiss about Gail Collinss book When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, and about the victories and failures of the womensmovement.
Charles Wright Reads Selected Sestets and Other Poems
Charles Wright reads from his recent collection, Sestets, and talks to Sasha Weiss about the importance of landscape in his work, his writing process, and how he came to experiment with the six-lineform.
Andrew OHagan on Samuel Johnson
Andrew OHagan talks to Sasha Weiss about Samuel Johnsons various and contradictory character, how his Rambler essays shaped our notions of literary talent and professional authorship, and why, in his tercentenary year, Johnson remains essentialreading.
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