october, 2020

15oct6:00 pm7:00 pmInside the New York Times Book Review6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

The Charleston Library Society

in collaboration with the Membership Libraries Group presents…


Inside the New York Times Book Review

with Pamela Paul & Dwight Garner

Zoom in on Thursday, October 15th at 6 pm for a much-anticipated conversation between the Editor of the New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul, and long-standing Times book critic—previous Review editor—Dwight Garner. Not only is the Times Book Review beloved by our members, the Book Review podcast has become a new perennial favorite as well! Although Pamela Paul’s notable interviews have the incredible power to inspire reading, her work as editor drives this power to print. Working with lauded critics like Dwight Garner is only part of the job. Paul and Garner exist in a layer of the book world that so many of us wish to see and experience for ourselves. Join us as Dwight Garner interviews Pamela Paul live on Zoom and see for yourself what it is like inside the New York Times Book Review.

Pamela Paul is the editor of the Book Review and oversees all books coverage at The Times. She is the author of six books, “My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues,” “By the Book,” “Parenting, Inc.,” “Pornified,” “The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony” and most recently, “How to Raise a Reader,” co-written with Maria Russo. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast. Before joining The New York Times, she was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate and Vogue. She wrote the Studied column for Sunday Styles and has written for the Times Magazine, Education Life, Sunday Review and Arts & Leisure.

Dwight Garner is a book critic for The New York Times. He was also, for many years, an editor for the Book Review. His essays and criticism have also appeared in The New Republic, Harper’s, Slate and elsewhere.

FREE for Mechanics’ Hall members. Registration required.

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Funding for this partnership has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.



(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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