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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

Episode Date
Callan Wink Reads "A Refugee Crisis"
37:31
<p><span>Callan Wink reads his short story from the August 20, 2018, issue of the magazine. Wink's début story collection, "Dog Run Moon," was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He works as a fly-fishing guide in Montana.</span></p>
Aug 14, 2018
Richard Ford Reads "Displaced"
51:17
<p>Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 &amp; 13, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ford is the author of five short-story collections and seven novels, including "Independence Day," "The Lay of the Land," and "Canada." He is working on a new collection titled "The Irish in America."</p>
Jul 31, 2018
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads "I Walk Between the Raindrops"
38:05
<p>T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the July 30, 2018, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published next year.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
Zadie Smith Reads "Now More Than Ever"
22:52
<p><span>Zadie Smith reads her short story from the</span><span> </span><span><span>July 23, 2018</span></span><span>, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February. </span></p>
Jul 17, 2018
Lauren Groff Reads "Under the Wave"
21:53
<p>Lauren Groff reads her story from the July 9 &amp; 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. <span>Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," came out last month.</span></p>
Jul 03, 2018
Joseph O'Neill Reads "The First World"
39:04
<p>Joseph O'Neill reads his story from the July 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill is the author of four novels, including "Netherland," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and "The Dog." His first story collection, "Good Trouble," was published this month.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
Gary Shteyngart Reads "The Luck of Kokura"
51:23
<p><span>Gary Shteyngart reads his story from the June 25, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shteyngart has published three novels, including "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," and the memoir "Little Failure." His fourth novel, "Lake Success," from which this story was adapted, comes out in September.</span></p>
Jun 19, 2018
Weike Wang Reads "Omakase"
36:02
<p>Weike Wang reads her story "Omakase," from the June 18, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Wang's first novel, "Chemistry," which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published last year.</p>
Jun 12, 2018
David Gilbert Reads "Fungus"
49:04
<p>David Gilbert reads his story "Fungus," from the June 4 &amp; 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Gilbert is the author of the story collection "Remote Feed," and two novels, "&amp; Sons" and "The Normals."</p>
Jun 05, 2018
Karen Russell Reads "Orange World"
53:22
<p>Karen Russell reads her story "Orange World," from the June 4 &amp; 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Russell is the author of two short-story collections, and the novel "Swamplandia," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She was included in the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" issue in 2010, and was made a MacArthur Fellow in 2013.</p>
May 29, 2018
Ben Marcus Reads "Stay Down and Take It"
39:19
<div dir="ltr"> <div class="gmail_default">Ben Marcus reads his story "Stay Down and Take It," from the <span data-term="goog_1546090958">May 28, 2018</span>, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two short-story collections, including "The Flame Alphabet" and "Leaving the Sea," which was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. A new story collection, "Notes from the Fog," will be published in August.</div> </div> <div class="gmail_extra"> <div class="adm"> <div id="q_16383c929d06b8bf_1" class="ajR h4"></div> </div> </div>
May 22, 2018
Edwidge Danticat Reads "Without Inspection"
37:48
<p><span>Edwidge Danticat reads her story "Without Inspection," from the May 14th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels "The Dew Breaker" and "Claire of the Sea Light." Her most recent book is the memoir-essay "The Art of Death," which was published last year.</span></p>
May 08, 2018
Robert Coover Reads "Treatments"
21:24
<p>Coover is the author of eleven novels, including “The Public Burning,” “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” and “Huck Out West.” His story collection “Going for a Beer” was published earlier this year.</p>
Apr 24, 2018
Yiyun Li Reads "A Flawless Silence”
40:43
<p><span>Li</span> is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year.</p>
Apr 17, 2018
Keith Gessen Reads "How Did We Come to Know You?"
44:09
<p>Keith Gessen reads his story “How Did We Come to Know You?,” from the April 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gessen’s first novel, “All the Sad Young Literary Men,” came out in 2008. His second novel, “A Terrible Country,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July. Gessen is also a translator and a journalist, who has contributed many nonfiction pieces to <em>The New Yorker</em>.</p>
Apr 10, 2018
Camille Bordas Reads "The State of Nature"
37:11
<p><span>Camille</span><span> </span><span>Bordas</span><span> </span><span>reads her story “The State of Nature,” from the</span><span> </span><span><span>April 9, 2018</span></span><span>, issue of the magazine. </span><span>Bordas</span><span> </span><span>has published two novels in France, “</span><em>Les Treize Desserts</em><span>” and “</span><em>Partie Commune</em><span>.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published last year.</span></p>
Apr 03, 2018
Sam Allingham Reads "The Intermediate Class"
39:29
<p><span>Sam Allingham reads his story “The Intermediate Class,” from the April 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. Allingham’s first story collection, “The Great American Songbook,” was published in 2016. He has published fiction in <em>One Story, Epoch</em>, and <em>American Short Fiction</em>, among other magazines.</span></p>
Mar 27, 2018
Tommy Orange Reads "The State"
35:47
<p><span>Tommy Orange reads his story “The State,” from the March 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Orange is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Orange will publish his first novel, "There There," from which this story was adapted in June. This is his first piece of fiction in the magazine.</span></p>
Mar 20, 2018
Gish Jen Reads "No More Maybe"
35:32
<p><span>Gish Jen read</span><span>s</span><span> her story “No More Maybe,” from the</span><span> </span><span><span><span data-term="goog_370816990"><span>March 19, 2018</span></span></span></span><span>, issue of the magazine. Jen has published four novels, including “Mona in the Promised Land” and “World and Town,” and the short-story collection “Who’s Irish?.” Her most recent book is a nonfiction study titled “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.”</span></p>
Mar 13, 2018
Joseph O’Neill Reads "The Poltroon Husband"
28:52
<p><span>Joseph O’Neill reads his story "The Poltroon Husband" from the </span><span><span><span data-term="goog_1154910837"><span>March 12, 2018</span></span></span></span><span>, issue of the magazine. O'Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 2014. He is also the author of the nonfiction family history “Blood-Dark Track.” This is his fourth story in the magazine.</span></p>
Mar 06, 2018
Nicole Krauss Reads "Seeing Ershadi"
39:37
<div class="gmail_default"><span>Nicole Krauss reads her story "Seeing Ershadi," from the <span><span data-term="goog_1385835878">March 5, 2018</span></span>, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark,” which was published last year. Her story “The Young Painters” was included in <em>The New Yorker’s</em> “20 Under 40” Fiction Issue in 2010. She has been publishing fiction in the magazine since 2004.</span></div>
Feb 27, 2018
Rachel Kushner Reads "Stanville"
55:33
<p><span>Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville<strong>,</strong>" from the February 12 &amp; 19, 2018, </span><span>issue of the magazine. Kushner is the author of two novels, "Telex from Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers," both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her third novel, "The Mars Room," from which this story was adapted, will be published in May. </span></p>
Feb 06, 2018
Jeffrey Eugenides Reads "Bronze"
56:12
<p><span>Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, </span><span>issue of the magazine. Eugenides is the author of three novels, including "Middlesex," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His most recent book, the story collection "Fresh Complaint," was published last year.</span></p>
Jan 30, 2018
Jhumpa Lahiri Reads "The Boundary"
20:37
<p><span>Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, "Interpreter of Maladies," won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, "The Lowland," was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2014.</span></p>
Jan 23, 2018
David Gates Reads "Texas"
32:03
<p>David Gates reads his story from the January 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gates is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel "Preston Falls" and the story collection "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," which was published in 2015.</p>
Jan 09, 2018
Sadia Shepard Reads "Foreign-Returned"
52:56
<div>Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. Her first book, "The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir," was published in 2008.</div> <p><strong> </strong></p>
Jan 02, 2018
Colin Barrett Reads "Whoever is There, Come on Through"
41:35
<div>Colin Barrett reads his story from the January 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection "<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Young-Skins-Stories-Colin-Barrett/dp/0802123325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1513876056&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=colin+barrett">Young Skins</a>," which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014.</div> <p> </p>
Dec 26, 2017
Zadie Smith Reads "The Lazy River"
19:53
<p><span>Zadie Smith reads her story from the December 18th &amp; 25th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" will be published in February.</span></p>
Dec 19, 2017
Thomas McGuane Reads "Riddle"
18:08
<p><span>Thomas McGuane reads his story from the November 13, 2017, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published thirteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon" and "Crow Fair." A new volume, titled "Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories," will be published next year. </span></p>
Dec 12, 2017
Kristen Roupenian Reads "Cat Person"
40:10
<p><span>Kristen Roupenian reads her story "Cat Person," from the December 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Roupenian recently completed an M.F.A. and is now a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.</span></p>
Dec 05, 2017
Will Mackin Reads “The Lost Troop”
29:50
<p class="p1"><span>Will Mackin reads his story "The Lost Troop,” from the November 27th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, "Bring Out the Dog," in March.</span></p>
Nov 21, 2017
David Gilbert Reads “The Sightseers”
52:38
<p class="p1"><span>David Gilbert reads his story from the November 20, 2017, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and the author of two novels, “&amp; Sons” and “The Normals.”</span></p>
Nov 14, 2017
Anne Enright Reads "The Hotel"
14:42
<p class="p1"><span>Anne Enright reads her story from the November 6, 2017, issue of the magazine.<span> </span></span>Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015.</p>
Oct 31, 2017
Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Sinking of The Houston”
29:20
<p>Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 30, 2017, issue of the magazine. O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog” which came out in 2014.</p>
Oct 24, 2017
Edwidge Danticat Reads “Sunrise, Sunset”
45:02
<p class="p1"><span>Edwidge Danticat reads her story from the September 18, 2017, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels “The Dew Breaker” and “Claire of the Sea Light.” Her most recent book is the memoir “The Art of Death,” which was published in July. </span></p>
Oct 17, 2017
Tessa Hadley Reads “Funny Little Snake”
55:17
<p class="p1"><span>Tessa Hadley reads her story from the October 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hadley </span><span>has</span><span> published six novels and four short</span><span>-</span><span>story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “</span><span>Married</span><span> Love.” In 2016</span><span>,</span><span> she won the </span><span>Windham-Campbell Prize</span><span> for </span><span>Fiction</span><span>.</span></p>
Oct 10, 2017
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Likes”
44:19
<p class="p1"><span>Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story from the October 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” Her story “</span>The Erlking” was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40” issue, in 2010.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
Ben Marcus reads “Blueprints for St. Louis”
41:29
<p class="p1"><span>Ben Marcus reads his story from the October 2, 2017, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two story collections, including “The Flame Alphabet” and “Leaving the Sea,” which came out in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.</span></p>
Sep 26, 2017
Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads “As You Would Have Told it to Me (Sort of) If We Had Known Each Other Before You Died"
34:20
<p class="p1"><span>Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads his story from the September 25, 2017<strong>,</strong> issue of the magazine. Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His most recent novel<strong>,</strong> “Everything I Don’t Remember,” was published in the U.S. last year.</span></p>
Sep 19, 2017
Allegra Goodman Reads “F.A.Q.s”
36:49
<p class="p1"><span>Allegra Goodman reads her story from the September 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Goodman is the author of two story collections and six novels including “Kaaterskill Falls,” “The Cookbook Collector,” and “The Chalk Artist,” which was published earlier this year.</span></p>
Sep 05, 2017
Miranda July Reads “The Metal Bowl”
31:05
<p class="p1">Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine.  July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor.  She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” which was published in 2015. </p>
Aug 29, 2017
Lauren Groff Reads “Dogs Go Wolf”
36:46
<p class="p1"><span>Lauren Groff reads her story from the August 28, 2017, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of the story collection “Delicate Edible Birds” and three novels, including “Arcadia,” which was published in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” which came out in 2015. </span><span>Her story collection, “Florida," will be published next summer.</span></p>
Aug 22, 2017
Garth Greenwell Reads “An Evening Out”
46:24
<p>Garth Greenwell reads his story from the August 21, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greenwell’s first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published last year. It won the British Book Award for début of the year, and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the Pen/Faulkner Award.</p>
Aug 15, 2017
Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads "Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224)"
46:54
<p class="p1">Kirstin Valdez Quade reads her story from the July 31, 2017, issue of the magazine. Quade’s début story collection, “A Night at the Fiestas,” was published in 2015 and received the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle.</p>
Jul 25, 2017
Cristina Henríquez Reads “Everything is Far From Here”
20:48
<p class="p1"><span>Cristina Henríquez reads her story from the July 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Henríquez has published the story collection “Come Together, Fall Apart,” and two novels, including, most recently, “The Book of Unknown Americans.”</span></p>
Jul 18, 2017
Andrew Sean Greer reads “It’s a Summer Day”
42:23
<p class="p1"><span>Andrew Sean Greer reads his story from the June 19, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of five books of fiction, including the novels, “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” and “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.” A new novel, “Less,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in July.</span></p>
Jun 13, 2017
Will Mackin reads “Crossing the River No Name”
29:44
<p class="p1"><span>Will Mackin reads his story from the June 5 &amp; 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, “Bring Out the Dog,” next year.  </span></p>
Jun 06, 2017
Sherman Alexie reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”
30:57
<p class="p1"><span>Sherman Alexie reads his story from the June 5 &amp; 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Alexie has published twenty-five books, including the novel “Flight” and the story collections “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “War Dances.” His memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” comes out this month.</span></p>
Jun 03, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Show Don’t Tell”
44:46
<p class="p1"><span>Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the June 5 &amp; 12, 2017 issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of </span><span>five novels, including</span><span> “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year.  Her first story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” will be published next year.</span></p>
May 30, 2017
Samantha Hunt Reads “A Love Story”
48:41
<p class="p1"><span>Samantha Hunt reads her story from the May 22, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hunt is the author of the novels “The Seas,” “The Invention of Everything Else,” and “Mr. Splitfoot.” Her first story collection, </span>“The Dark Dark,” will be published in July.</p>
May 16, 2017
Etgar Keret Reads “Fly Already”
13:30
<p class="p1"><span>Etgar Keret reads his story from the May 15, 2017, issue of the magazine. (“Fly Already" was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston.) Keret is the author of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was published in 2015.  His story collection “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012.</span></p>
May 09, 2017
Yiyun Li Reads “A Small Flame”
45:26
<p class="p1"><span>Yiyun Li reads her story from the May 8, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy and Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Li’s book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published earlier this year.  She’s been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.</span></p>
May 02, 2017
David Means Reads “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother”
23:51
<p class="p1"><span>David Means reads his story “Two </span><span>Ruminations</span><span> on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of four story collections, including “The Secret Goldfish” and “The Spot,” and the novel “Hystopia,” which was published last year.</span></p>
Apr 25, 2017
Lara Vapnyar Reads “Deaf and Blind”
40:03
<p class="p1"><span>Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Deaf and Blind” from the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar has published two short-story collections and three novels, including “Memoirs of a Muse” and “Still Here,” which came out last year and was included in the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2016.”</span></p>
Apr 18, 2017
Akhil Sharma reads “You Are Happy?”
26:25
<p class="p1"><span>Ahkil Sharma reads his story from the April 17, 2017, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and “Family Life,” for which he won the international Dublin Literary Award in 2016.  His first story collection, “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” will be published in July. </span></p>
Apr 11, 2017
Emma Cline Reads "Northeast Regional"
39:17
<p class="p1"><span>Emma Cline reads her story from the April 10, 2017, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” was published in 2016, and was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle. She won <em>The Paris Review’s</em> George Plimpton Award in 2014.</span></p>
Apr 04, 2017
John Lanchester Reads "Signal"
44:28
<p class="p1"><span>John Lanchester reads his story from the April 3, 2017, issue of the magazine. Lanchester is a journalist and fiction writer. He’s the author of four novels, including “Fragrant Harbor” and “Capital.” </span></p>
Mar 28, 2017
Victor Lodato Reads “Herman Melville, Volume I”
55:24
<p class="p1"><span>Victor Lodato reads his story from the March 27, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Lodato is a playwright and fiction writer.  His second novel, “Edgar and Lucy,” was published this month.  This is his third story in The New Yorker.  </span></p>
Mar 21, 2017
Anne Enright Reads "Solstice"
15:24
<p class="p1"><span>Anne Enright reads her story from the March 13, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015. That year, she was appointed Ireland’s first Fiction Laureate. </span></p>
Mar 07, 2017
Zadie Smith Reads "Crazy They Call Me"
17:46
<p><span>Zadie Smith reads her story from the March 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “White teeth,” "NW," and “Swingtime,” which was published last year.</span></p>
Feb 28, 2017
Lore Segal Reads "Ladies' Lunch"
19:43
<p><span>Lore Segal reads her story "Ladies' Lunch," from the February 27, 2017, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of five novels, including "Her First American," </span>and<span> "Half The Kingdom, which was published in 2013.</span></p>
Feb 21, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “The Prairie Wife”
40:38
<p>Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “The Prairie Wife,” from the February 13th and 20th, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Sittenfeld has published five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year.</p> <p class="p1"><span> </span></p>
Feb 07, 2017
David Gilbert Reads “Underground”
47:29
<p class="p1"><span>David Gilbert reads his story “Underground,” from the February 6, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Gilbert is the author of one story collection and two novels, “The Normals,” and “&amp; Sons,” which came out in 2013.</span></p>
Jan 31, 2017
Alix Ohlin Reads “Quarantine”
37:40
<p class="p1"><span>Alix Ohlin reads her story “Quarantine,” from the January 30, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Ohlin has published two novels and two-short story collections, including “Signs and Wonders,” which came out in 2012.  This is her first story in <em>The New Yorker</em>.</span></p>
Jan 24, 2017
Elif Batuman Reads “Constructed Worlds”
48:10
<p class="p1"><span>Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.”  “Constructed Worlds” is adapted from her forthcoming first novel, “The Idiot,” which will be published in March. </span></p>
Jan 17, 2017
Thomas Pierce Reads "Chairman Spaceman"
43:58
<p class="p1"><span>Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Pierce's story collection, "Hall of Small Mammals," came out in 2015. His first novel, "The Afterlives," will be published later this year. </span></p>
Jan 10, 2017
Yiyun Li Reads “On The Street Where You Live”
42:58
<p class="p1"><span>Yiyun Li reads her story “On The Street Where You Live,” from the January 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl," and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” She has been publishing fiction and non-fiction in <em>The New Yorker</em> since 2003.</span></p>
Jan 03, 2017
Camille Bordas Reads “Most Die Young”
42:46
<p class="p1"><span>Camille Bordas reads her story “Most Die Young,” from the January 2, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, "</span><span>Les Treize Desserts" and "</span><span>Partie Commune.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” will be published in August.</span></p>
Dec 27, 2016
Joseph O'Neill Reads "Pardon Edward Snowden"
32:04
<p><span>Joseph O’Neill reads his story “Pardon Edward Snowden,” from the December 12, 2016, issue of the magazine.  O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 2014.  </span></p>
Dec 06, 2016
Robert Coover Reads "The Hanging of the Schoolmarm"
9:54
<p>Robert Coover reads his story “The Hanging of the Schoolmarm,” from the November 28, 2016, issue of the magazine. Coover is the author of ten novels, including “The Public Burning,” “Ghost Town,” and “The Brunist Day of Wrath.” A new novel, “Huck Out West,” will be published in January.</p>
Nov 22, 2016
Lauren Groff Reads "Flower Hunters"
22:38
<p><span>Lauren Groff reads her story “Flower Hunters,” from the November 21, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Groff is the author of the story collection “Delicate Edible Birds,” and three novels, including “Fates and Furies,” which was published in 2015.</span></p>
Nov 15, 2016
T.C. Boyle Reads "Are We Not Men?"
38:47
<p><span>T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story "Are We Not Men?," from the November 7, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Boyle is the author of sixteen novels, including "The Harder They Come" and "The Terranauts," which came out last month.  He has published more than two dozen stories in </span><em>The New Yorker.</em></p>
Nov 01, 2016
Ottessa Moshfegh Reads "An Honest Woman"
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<p><span>Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Moshfegh is the author of two novels, "McGlue" and "Eileen," and the forthcoming story collection, “Homesick for Another World.” This is her second story in the magazine.</span></p>
Oct 18, 2016
Kevin Barry Reads "Deer Season"
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<p><span>Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Kevin Barry is the author of two story collections, and two novels, including last years "Beatlebone." He's been publishing fiction in </span><em>The New Yorker </em><span>since 2010.</span></p>
Oct 04, 2016
Etgar Keret Reads “To the Moon and Back”
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<p>Etgar Keret reads his story “To the Moon and Back,” from the October 3, 2016, issue of the magazine. The story was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston. Keret is the author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was pubished in 2015. His story collection, “Suddenly a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012. He’s been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker </em>since 2012.</p>
Sep 27, 2016
Rivka Galchen Reads “How Can I Help?”
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<p>Rivka Galchen reads her story “How Can I Help?,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Galchen's story collection, “American Innovations,” was published in 2014. She was included in <em>The New Yorker's </em>20 Under 40 issue in 2010. She's been publishing fiction and nonfiction in <em>The New Yorker </em>since 2008.</p>
Sep 13, 2016
Robert Coover Reads “Invasion of the Martians”
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<p>Robert Coover reads his story “Invasion of the Martians,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Coover is the author of ten novels, including “The Origin of the Brunists, “The Adventures of Lucky Pierre,” and “The Brunist Day of Wrath.” A new novel, “Huck Out West,” will be published next year. This is his seventh story in <em>The New Yorker.</em></p>
Sep 06, 2016
Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Gender Studies”
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<p>Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “Gender Studies,” from the August 29, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep“ and “American Wife.” Her most recent novel, “Eligible,” was published earlier this year. This is her first story in <em>The New Yorker.<br></em></p>
Aug 23, 2016
Thomas McGuane Reads “Papaya”
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<p>Thomas McGuane reads his story “Papaya,” from the August 22, 2016, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published ten novels and three short story collections, including, most recently, “Crow Fair.” He's been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker </em>since 1994.</p>
Aug 16, 2016
Tessa Hadley Reads “Dido's Lament”
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<p>Tessa Hadley reads her story “Dido's Lament,” from the August 8 &amp; 15, 2016, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” She won this year’s Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction. She has been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker </em>since 2002.</p>
Aug 02, 2016
Joshua Ferris Reads “The Abandonment”
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<p><span>Joshua Ferris reads his story “The Abandonment,” from the August 1, 2016, issue of the magazine. </span><span>Ferris</span><span> is the author of three novels, including “</span><span>The Unnamed</span><span>” and “T</span><span>o Rise Again at a Decent Hour</span><span>.” </span><span>He</span><span> has been publishing fiction in </span><em>The New Yorker </em><span>since 2008.</span></p>
Jul 26, 2016
Joy Williams Reads “Stuff”
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<p>Joy Williams reads her story “Stuff,” from the July 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of five story collections and four novels, including “Breaking and Entering” and “The Quick and the Dead.” Her collection “99 Stories of God” was published by Tin House this month. She has been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker </em>since 1981.</p>
Jul 19, 2016
Michael Andreasen Reads “The King's Teacup at Rest”
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<p>Michael Andreasen reads his story “The King's Teacup at Rest,” from the July 11, 2016, issue of the magazine. Andreasen has published fiction in "Zoetrope: Allstory" and elsewhere. This is his first story in <em>The New Yorker. <br></em></p>
Jun 29, 2016
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Fugitive”
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<p>T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story “The Fugitive,” from the July 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Boyle has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker. He is the author of fifteen novels, including “San Miguel” and “The Harder They Come.” His sixteenth novel, “The Terranauts,” will come out in October.</p>
Jun 28, 2016
Paul Theroux Reads “Upside-Down Cake”
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<p>Paul Theroux reads his short story “Upside-Down Cake,” from the June 27, 2016, issue of the magazine. Theroux has written more than 50 books of fiction and nonfiction, including “The Mosquito Coast,” “The Great Railway Bazaar,” “The Lower River,” and “Mr. Bones.” He has been publishing fiction in<em> The New Yorker </em>since 1979.</p>
Jun 21, 2016
Karen Russell Reads “The Bog Girl”
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<p>Karen Russell reads her story “The Bog Girl,” from the June 20, 2016, issue of the magazine. Russell is the author of two story collections, and the novel “Swamplandia!.” She was included in <em>The New Yorker</em>’s “20 Under 40” issue in 2010, and is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She has been publishing fiction in<em> The New Yorker since</em> 2005.</p>
Jun 14, 2016
Ben Lerner Reads “The Polish Rider”
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<p><span>Ben Lerner reads his story “The Polish Rider,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station” and “10:04,” and three books of poetry. He’s a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. He has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in</span><em> <em>The New Yorker</em> </em><span>since 2012.</span></p>
Jun 07, 2016
Zadie Smith Reads “Two Men Arrive in a Village”
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<p>Zadie Smith reads her story “Two Men Arrive in a Village,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “Swing Time,” which will be published in November. She has been publishing fiction in<em> <em>The New Yorker</em> </em>since 1999.</p>
May 31, 2016
Charles Yu Reads “Fable”
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<p>Charles Yu reads his story “Fable,” from the May 30, 2016, issue of the magazine. Yu is the author of two story collections and one novel, “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.”  This is his first story in <em>The New Yorker.</em></p>
May 23, 2016
Lauren Groff Reads “The Midnight Zone”
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<p>Lauren Groff reads her story “The Midnight Zone,” from the May 23, 2016, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of one story collection and three novels, including “Arcadia” and “Fates and Furies.” She has been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker</em> since 2011.</p>
May 16, 2016
Akhil Sharma Reads “A Life of Adventure and Delight”
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<p>Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and ”Family Life.” He has been publishing fiction in <em>The New Yorker</em> since 1997.</p>
May 09, 2016
John L'Heureux Reads ”Three Short Moments in a Long Life"
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<p>John L'Heureux reads his story “Three Short Moments in a Long Life,” from the May 9, 2016, issue of the magazine. L'Heureux is the author of twenty books, including the novels, “The Miracle,” and “The Medici Boy.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1980.</p>
May 02, 2016
Alexandra Kleeman Reads “Choking Victim”
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<p>Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,” which was published in 2015. This is her first story in The New Yorker.</p>
Apr 25, 2016
Lara Vapnyar Reads “Waiting for the Miracle”
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<p>Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Waiting for the Miracle,” from the April 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar is the author of two short-story collections, “There are Jews in My House,” and “Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love,” and two novels, “Memoirs of a Muse,” and “The Scent of Pine.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2003.</p>
Apr 18, 2016
Colin Barrett Reads “Anhedonia, Here I Come”
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<p>Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2015.</p>
Apr 11, 2016
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “The Burglar”
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<p>Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story “The Burglar,” from the April 11, 2016, issue of the magazine.<br>Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2008.</p>
Apr 04, 2016
Kevin Canty Reads “God's Work”
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<p>Kevin Canty reads his story from the April 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Canty is the author of three short-story collections and four novels, including “A Stranger in the World,” “Where the Money Went,” “Winslow in Love,” and, most recently, “Everything.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.</p>
Mar 28, 2016
Ian McEwan Reads “My Purple Scented Novel”
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<p>Ian McEwan reads his story from the March 28, 2016 issue of the magazine. McEwan has published sixteen books of fiction, including “The Children Act,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Saturday,” and “Atonment.” This story was inspired by “L’image volée,” an exhibition project by Thomas Demand that opens this month at Fondazione Prada, in Milan. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.</p>
Mar 21, 2016
Introducing The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker
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<p>Beginning March 21st, you’ll be able to hear the short stories that appear in <em>The New Yorker</em>, read by their authors, on our new podcast, The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from <em>The New Yorker</em>. For this special, one-time preview episode of the podcast, we’ve put together an anthology of recent readings. First, you’ll hear Michael Cunningham reading his updated fairy tale “Little Man”; next will be Zadie Smith reading her story “Escape from New York”; and, finally, Tom Hanks reading his fiction piece “Alan Bean Plus Four.” If you like what you hear, don’t forget to subscribe to The Author’s Voice on your podcast app. We’ll be back next week with a new episode of The Author’s Voice, featuring a new story by Ian McEwan.</p>
Mar 15, 2016