Can you remember every book you’ve read? Pamela Paul can. For 28 years, the editor of the New York Times Book Review has been keeping a journal of every book she’s read. Called ‘Bob’, it faithfully catalogues her life as a reader. Author and former literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Susan Wyndham, converses with Pamela as they unpack her latest work My Life with Bob and ask an important question: what do our choice of books say about us?

Pamela Paul (International)

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Pamela Paul is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and oversees all books coverage at The New York Times. She is the author of four books, Parenting, Inc., Pornified, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony and My Life with Bob. Before joining The New York Times, she was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate and Vogue. She is also the editor of the anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life.

Susan Wyndham (Australian)

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Susan Wyndham is a journalist, writer, and until this year was literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of Life in His Hands, contributing editor of My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent, and contributor to Rebellious Daughters and other anthologies.