Pamela Paul is a writer and editor. Currently, she is the editor of The New York Times Book Review, where oversees all book coverage for The New York Times. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast.
Previously, Paul was a columnist for The New York Times, where she wrote the "Studied" column. She also wrote about financial issues and family for Worth Magazine. She has also been a contributor to Time magazine, and a regular writer for The Atlantic. Earlier in her career, she worked as senior editor at American Demographics magazine. She is also a former London- and New York-based correspondent to The Economist, where she wrote a monthly arts column.
Paul has written or co-written six books. She has appeared on television and radio shows in the U.S., Canada, and in the UK, speaking about social and cultural trends, literature and publishing, and on her books.
She is the author of six books: ” The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony” was named one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post; her second book, “Pornified,” was named one of the best books of 2005 by The San Francisco Chronicle. She is also the author of “Parenting, Inc.”, “By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review,” “My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues” and “How to Raise a Reader,” co-written with Maria Russo..
Paul has been a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist, and a columnist for The New York Times Sunday Styles section and Worth magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue.