The New York Times Book Review, May 23, 2010

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The New York Times Book Review. Words About Words

I have a for this week’s New York Times Book Review ! It’s in response to a review on an ambitious new book called “The Information.” Author James Gleick retells the history of information, its evolution, where it’s going, the anxiety around the word, and what it means in the age of technology.

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The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

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In our latest Algonquin Talks feature, we interview Greg Cowles, one of the esteemed preview editors at the New York Times Book Review. Previously, we featured , producer at Fresh Air; , books editor at O: The Oprah Magazine; and , book review editor at the Washington Post.

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However, the pinnacle source of book reviews can be found in the New York Times. The New York Times Book Review is one of the most widely read and respected book review publications, and is published online, as a supplement to the New York Times Weekend edition and as a standalone publication. It is extremely difficult to get a book included in the New York Times Book Review and as a they “only review books published in the United States and available through general-interest bookstores”, so that knocks out most (all?) self-published books.How long have you been at the New York Times Book Review? What’s a typical day like for you in the office? How do you and the rest of the editors choose what authors to review? Bribery? Level of attractiveness?Lettering and illustration for the back page essay in the New York Times Book Review by that talks about the overly popular political phrase “City upon a Hill.”The New York Times Book Review is one of the Nation's leading book review sources. They compiled lists of every kind of book out there. Check out some of the lists .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. 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.Since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of three judges from the world of children’s literature to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Each year, judges choose from among thousands of books for what is the only annual award of its kind. This year’s judges were Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick, who has twice won The New York Times Best Illustrated award for Walt Whitman: Words for America, by Barbara Kerley, and The Invention of Hugo Cabret; Elizabeth R. Bird, a children’s librarian at the New York Public Library who is the author of the picture book Giant Dance Party; and Steve Heller, longtime art director at The Times who is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department and Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs as well as Visuals columnist for The New York Times Book Review.Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and the author of Parenting, Inc., Pornified, and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony. Prior to joining the Times, Paul was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Vogue. She and her family live in New York.In an hour-long , New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul and preview editor Parul Seghal recently explained how the staff puts together the weekly section and — the question all authors and publishers want answered — how they choose, among countless titles, the few books that merit review. Paul, who became editor in April 2013, weighs in on whether big-name authors get special consideration, how she deals with books by colleagues and what it feels like to get a bad review. Highlights: