By: Joe Strupp
The New York Times and its classical radio station, WQXR FM in New York, are launching a new weekly radio program based on the paper’s popular Sunday book section: ?Inside The New York Times Book Review? with host Sam Tanenhaus, the section’s editor. The 15-minute show begins tonight, June 6, and will air every Friday at 6:05 p.m. on WQXR FM and its Web site, WQXR.com.
“The program will feature highlights from that Sunday?s Book Review including interviews with distinguished authors, a ‘Notes From The Field’ essay by reporter Rachel Donadio, and a Q and A between senior editor Dwight Garner and Tanenhaus on best-seller news,” a release stated. “A podcast of the show will be available on NYTimes.com.”
?Inside The New York Times Book Review? had been a one-minute feature on WQXR for several years. In its new incarnation, the show has been expanded into a show “with more content that will be provided by the editors, contributors and authors who write for or are featured in the Book Review,” the paper stated.
Tanenhaus? guests for the first program will be Augusten Burroughs, author of ?A Wolf at The Table,? and Kathryn Harrison, author of ?While They Slept.? The June 15 interviews will be with Jackie Collins, author of ?Married Lovers,? and Elizabeth Royte, author of ?Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.?
?We?ll be drawing on the full range of the Book Review content, including Rachel?s incisive reporting and commentary on the literary-cultural scene
and Dwight?s smart and witty take on the literary marketplace,? said Tanenhaus said in a statement.