21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of: Today in Critical Linking

They’re 21 of our favorite writers from the past several years. Kick back and listen to them stump for the most criminally underappreciated books on their shelves.

Junot Diaz, Marlon James, Hanya Yanigihara and more give us 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of.


How many dedicated employees do you have on staff at the New York Times Book Review?

We’re small. We have about sixteen people. We work hard reading lots of books, so it’s a good thing we like the work.

Lots of interesting little nuggets in this interview with Pamela Paul, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Review of Books.


Reclusive Italian writer Elena Ferrante and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk have been named on the six-strong Man Booker International Prize shortlist.

Very interesting mix this go-round.


The 1953 dystopian novel, largely considered one of author Ray Bradbury’s best works, is currently in development for a film adaption at the network. The HBO team tapped 99 Homes’ Ramin Bahrani as writer and director. He’ll also serve as executive producer alongside Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and Peter Jaysen (You Me Her).

You know, I think it is worth adapting Fahrenheit 451 every few decades.

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