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Bob Silvers

Co-Founder, New York Review of Books

Bob SilversDuring the New York newspaper strike of 1963, people missed reading the New York Times Book Review. A literary group of friends—including New York Review of Books founding editors Bob Silvers and Barbara Epstein—decided to start a book review of their own. With essays on politics, science, art, and books, the New York Review of Books has become an iconic literary institution.

Bob speaks with Jessica about the launch and life of the New York Review of Books, from scratch.

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