Soundings from The New York ReviewAuthor: The New York Review of Books
10 Dec 2018

Soundings from The New York Review

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Interviews, conversations, discussions, events and more from the writers and staff of The New York Review of Books

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    President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation—II

    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.

  • Posted on 26 Oct 2015

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    President Obama and Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation

    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.

  • Posted on 12 Oct 2015

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    Civil Rights & Policing

    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 at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

  • Posted on 05 Oct 2015

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    Literary Journalism: A Discussion

    Ian Buruma, Joseph Lelyveld, Zoë Heller, Alma Guillermoprieto, and Andrew Delbanco discuss the future of literary journalism. This podcast was recorded on April 3, 2013 at the New York Public Library.

  • Posted on 03 May 2013

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    Michael Chabon on the Mysteries of Pittsburgh

    Michael Chabon reads from his piece about writing his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Chabon spoke on February 5, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City, in a celebration of The New York Review's 50th anniversary.

  • Posted on 15 Mar 2013

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