Behind the Scenes of the New York Times Book Review at Darien Library on Jan. 29

Darien Library invites avid readers to take an insider's look into the New York Times Book Review on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, will speak in conversation with Gregory Cowles, Darien resident and senior editor for the New York Times Books Desk.

They will address questions such as, How do things actually work at the Book Review? How does one become a book reviewer? How does the newspaper decide what books to review and who should review them? What does a NYT book review mean to an author? To a publisher? All will be revealed, including the latest and greatest of new books.

Pamela Paul is the editor of the Book Review and oversees books coverage at The Times. She is the author of five books, By the Book, Parenting, Inc., Pornified, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, and most recently, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot ensues. Her next book, How to Raise a Reader will be published in September 2019.

Gregory Cowles is senior editor of the Books desk at The New York Times and poetry editor of the Book Review. He lives in Darien.

The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Rd. in Darien, Conn. For more information, phone (203) 655-1234, or visit


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