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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review
By Scott Turow (foreword by), Pamela Paul (editor) and Jillian Tamaki (illustrator)
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Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, and here she brings together sixty-five of the most intriguing and fascinating exchanges, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson.

By the Book contains the full uncut interviews, offering a range of experiences and observations that deepens readers' understanding of the literary sensibility and the writing process. The questions and answers admit us into the private worlds of these authors, as they reflect on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.

For the devoted reader, By the Book is a way to invite sixty-five of the most interesting guests into your world. It's a book party not to be missed.

Featuring Conversations with . . .
Lena Dunham
John Irving
Elizabeth Gilbert
Ira Glass
Junot Díaz
J. K. Rowling
Ian McEwan
Jared Diamond
Alain de Botton
Katherine Boo
Sheryl Sandberg
Isabel Allende
Anna Quindlen
Jonathan Franzen
Dan Brown
James McBride
Jhumpa Lahiri
Christopher Buckley
Malcolm Gladwell
Donna Tartt
Ann Patchett
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Chang-Rae Lee
Gary Shteyngart

. . . among others



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Hardcover
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With Pamela Paul (other contributor), Jillian Tamaki (other contributor) | from Henry Holt & Co (October 28, 2014)
9781627791458 | details & prices | 314 pages | 8.00 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.62 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.
Paperback
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With Pamela Paul (other contributor), Jillian Tamaki (other contributor) | from Picador USA (November 3, 2015)
9781250074690 | details & prices | 314 pages | 6.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to themEvery Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature.

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