Authors may get the glory, but editors shape the story. We went beyond the books in this Great American Read PBS Facebook Live, doing a deep dive into the all-important author-editor relationship.

Author Caryl Rivers, editor Mark Chimsky and editor Kristin Sevick sat down with Curiosity Desk Reporter Edgar B. Herwick, III, and unpacked how the editor can make a novel a best-seller. Throughout the show, Edgar tested how well-read his guests were with a fascinating look at famous literary phrases that have made their way into everyday speech.