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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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Episodes

David Means Reads “The Depletion Prompts”

10/26/2021
David Means reads his story “The Depletion Prompts,” from the November 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published in 2019.

Duration:00:26:49

Thomas McGuane Reads “Not Here You Don’t”

10/12/2021
Thomas McGuane reads his story “Not Here You Don’t,” from the October 18, 2021, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.

Duration:00:23:36

Karen Russell Reads “The Ghost Birds”

10/5/2021
Karen Russell reads her story “The Ghost Birds,” from the October 11, 2021, issue of the magazine. Russell is the author of five books of fiction, including the story collection “Orange World,” which was published in 2019, and the novel “Swamplandia,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. She was made a MacArthur fellow in 2013.

Duration:00:51:14

Esther Freud Reads “Desire”

9/21/2021
Esther Freud reads her story “Desire,” from the September 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Freud is the author of nine novels, including “Hideous Kinky,” “Mr. Mac and Me,” and “I Couldn’t Love You More.”

Duration:00:33:23

Han Ong Reads “The Monkey Who Speaks”

9/7/2021
Han Ong reads his story “The Monkey Who Speaks,” from the September 13, 2021, issue of the magazine. Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, “Fixer Chao” and “The Disinherited.”

Duration:00:58:31

George Saunders Reads “The Mom of Bold Action”

8/24/2021
George Saunders reads his story “The Mom of Bold Action,” from the August 30, 2021, issue of the magazine. Saunders won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” He is the author of four story collections, including “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Tenth of December.”

Duration:00:52:34

Emma Cline Reads “The Iceman”

8/17/2021
Emma Cline reads her story “The Iceman,” from the August 23, 2021, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, came out in 2016, and her story collection, “Daddy,” was published last year.

Duration:00:43:29

hurmat kazmi Reads “Selection Week”

8/10/2021
hurmat kazmi reads their story “Selection Week,” from the August 16, 2021, issue of the magazine. kazmi, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, is a writer from Karachi, Pakistan, who lives and teaches in Iowa City.

Duration:00:55:42

Sarah Braunstein Reads “Superstition”

8/3/2021
Sarah Braunstein reads her story “Superstition,” from the August 9, 2021, issue of the magazine. Braunstein is the author of the novel “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” which won the 2012 Maine Literary Award for Fiction and a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award.

Duration:00:37:32

Tessa Hadley Reads “Coda”

7/27/2021
Tessa Hadley reads her story “Coda,” from the August 2, 2021, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collection “Bad Dreams and Other Stories” and the novel “Late In the Day,” which was published in 2019. She is a winner of the 2016 Wyndham-Campbell literature prize.

Duration:00:56:23

Rebecca Curtis Reads “Satellites”

7/6/2021
Rebecca Curtis reads her story “Satellites,” from the July 12 & 19, 2021, issue of the magazine. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money” and a winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for Fiction.

Duration:00:49:16

Sam Lipsyte Reads “My Apology”

6/29/2021
Sam Lipsyte reads his story “My Apology,” from the July 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of six books of fiction, including the story collection “The Fun Parts,” and the novels “The Ask” and “Hark,” which was published in 2019.

Duration:00:24:33

Camille Bordas Reads “Offside Constantly”

6/22/2021
Camille Bordas reads her story from the June 28, 2021, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, “Les Treize Desserts” and “Partie Commune.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published in 2017.

Duration:00:35:50

Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”

6/8/2021
Bryan Washington reads his story from the June 14, 2021, issue of the magazine. Washington is a winner of the Ernest J. Gaines award, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Lambda Literary award. His story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019, and his novel, “Memorial,” came out in 2020.

Duration:00:41:55

Rachel Heng Reads “Before the Valley”

6/1/2021
Rachel Heng reads her story from the June 7, 2021, issue of the magazine. Heng is the author of the novel “Suicide Club,” which was a national bestseller in Singapore and has been translated into ten languages. A new novel, “The Great Reclamation,” will be published next year.

Duration:00:38:27

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”

5/25/2021
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his story from the May 31, 2021, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection “Brief Encounters with the Enemy,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction, in 2014. A new collection, “American Estrangement,” will be published in August.

Duration:00:35:50

Margaret Atwood Reads “Old Babes in the Wood”

4/20/2021
Margaret Atwood reads her story from the April 26 & May 3, 2021, issue of the magazine. Atwood has published more than two dozen books of fiction, including the story collection “Stone Mattress,” and the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments,” which won the Booker Prize in 2019.

Duration:00:32:27

Jonas Eika Reads “Alvin”

4/13/2021
Jonas Eika reads his story from the April 19, 2021, issue of the magazine, which was translated from the Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg. Eika, a Danish writer, won the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2019 for his short-story collection “After the Sun,” which will be published in English in August.

Duration:00:49:00

Clare Sestanovich Reads “Separation”

4/6/2021
Clare Sestanovich reads her story from the April 12, 2021, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich will publish her début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” in June.

Duration:00:20:44

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “Featherweight”

3/30/2021
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads his story from the April 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He is an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel.

Duration:00:29:28