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Interviews, lectures, readings and more from the staff and contributors of The New York Review of Books

Interviews, lectures, readings and more from the staff and contributors of The New York Review of Books
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Interviews, lectures, readings and more from the staff and contributors of The New York Review of Books

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English


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President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation—II

10/26/2015
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In the second part of this exclusive conversation, President Obama and writer Marilynne Robinson discuss literature, politics, competition, American restlessness, teaching, and citizenship. The conversation was recorded on September 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Duration: 00:30:13


President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation

10/12/2015
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In this exclusive conversation, President Obama and author Marilynne Robinson discuss topics ranging from the problems of American democracy and the responsibilities of citizenship to the challenges of Christianity and their shared sense of the values and virtues of small-town America. The conversation was recorded on September 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. This is the first part of their conversation; the second part will appear on October 26.

Civil Rights & Policing

10/5/2015
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A panel discussion with Laurie Robinson, co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The panelists reflect on issues of race and bias in law enforcement and whether the recommendations of the White House Task Force, if implemented, can practically address and dismantle sources of conflict, deepening racial divisions, and high rates of incarceration in the US. Recorded on September 20, 2015...

Duration: 00:33:53


Literary Journalism: A Discussion

5/3/2013
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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 features excerpts from remarks by Ian Buruma, Joseph Lelyveld, Zoë Heller, Alma Guillermoprieto, and Andrew Delbanco.

Duration: 00:11:28


Michael Chabon at Town Hall

3/15/2013
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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

3/15/2013
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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 World Trade Center by Oliver Stone.

Mark Danner at Town Hall

3/14/2013
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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

3/13/2013
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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.

Duration: 00:12:46


Mary Beard at Town Hall

3/12/2013
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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

3/8/2013
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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

10/9/2012
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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.

Duration: 00:07:17


Henri Cole Reads Selected Poems

5/25/2012
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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.

Duration: 00:20:45


Jonathan Freedland on the Royal Wedding

4/28/2011
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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

4/14/2011
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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.

Duration: 00:41:10


Geoffrey OBrien on Duke Ellington

3/11/2011
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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

8/13/2010
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Robert Gottlieb speaks to Andrew Martin about Charles Dickenss troubled life, his best and worst novels, and how to read withoutediting.

Duration: 00:24:13


Derek Walcott, Two Poems

7/9/2010
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Derek Walcott recites Fare Well by Walter de la Mare, and reads The Hulls of White Yachts, from his latest collection White Egrets.

Duration: 00:10:20


Charles Rosen Plays Chopin

7/1/2010
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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.

Duration: 00:18:06


Dan Chiasson on Lydia Davis

5/19/2010
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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

4/8/2010
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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.

Duration: 00:28:54

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