Elif Batuman talks about her first novel, “The Idiot,” and David Bellos discusses “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables.’ ”
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties”; Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
Jami Attenberg talks about her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman discusses “The Gene Machine.”
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
Florence Williams discusses “The Nature Fix,” and Jennifer Szalai talks about new Argentine fiction.
Ibram X. Kendi discusses the history of books about race and racism in America; Bill Schutt talks about “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.”
Neil Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
George Saunders talks about “Lincoln in the Bardo”; Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies”; and Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books.
Daphne Merkin talks about “This Close to Happy,” and Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, “Pachinko.”
Sana Krasikov talks about her debut novel, “The Patriots”; and Michael Sims discusses “Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes.”
Jonathan Chait talks about “Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail,” and Randall Fuller discusses “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation.”
Nicholas Lemann talks about Edward Jay Epstein’s “How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft,” and James Ryerson discusses new books about how to be civil in an uncivil world.
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses “Other Minds,” and Jeff Howe talks about “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.”
Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading in 2016, and Will Schwalbe talks about “Books for Living.”
Michael Lewis discusses his new book, “The Undoing Project,” and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
Stefan Hertmans talks about “War and Turpentine”; editors at the Book Review talk about the year’s best books; and Ian McGuire discusses “The North Water.”
Editors at the Book Review discuss the year’s notable books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania,” and Matthew Schneier on “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”
Thomas Friedman discusses “Thank You for Being Late,” and David France talks about “How to Survive a Plague.”
Michael Chabon discusses his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook talks about the third volume in her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Thomas Ricks discusses new books about military history, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Rogue Heroes.”
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”