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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

Andrea Lee Reads “The Rivals”

12/29/2020
Andrea Lee reads her story from the January 4 & 11, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lee is the author of four books, including the novel “Lost Hearts in Italy” and the story collection “Interesting Women.” A new book, “Red Island House,” will be published in March.

Duration:00:54:18

Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”

12/15/2020
For a special holiday episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Rebecca Curtis reads “The Christmas Miracle,” her story from the December 23 & 30, 2013, 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:00:52:59

Patricia Lockwood Reads “The Winged Thing”

11/24/2020
Patricia Lockwood reads her story from the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lockwood has published two collections of poetry and the memoir “Priestdaddy,” which came out in 2017. Her first novel, “No One Is Talking About This,” from which this story is adapted, will come out next year.

Duration:00:44:12

Salman Rushdie Reads “The Old Man in the Piazza”

11/17/2020
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the November 23, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published twelve novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children,” “The Satanic Verses,” “The Golden House,” and, most recently, “Quichotte,” which came out last year.

Duration:00:37:19

Rebecca Curtis Reads “Hansa and Gretyl and Piece of Shit”

11/10/2020
Rebecca Curtis reads her story from the November 16, 2020, 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:00:54:19

George Saunders Reads “Ghoul”

11/3/2020
George Saunders reads his story from the November 9, 2020, 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:00:55:29

Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “A for Alone”

10/27/2020
Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the November 2, 2020, issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of one short-story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” and six novels, including “Prep,” “Eligible,” and “Rodham,” which came out earlier this year.

Duration:00:51:12

Roddy Doyle Reads “Life Without Children”

10/13/2020
Roddy Doyle reads his story from the October 19, 2020, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of thirteen novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” and “The Dead Republic.” His most recent novel, “Love,” came out earlier this year.

Duration:00:26:35

David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory”

10/6/2020
David Rabe reads his story from the October 12, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony-award-winning “Sticks and Bones,” “In the Boom Boom Room,” and “Hurlyburly.” His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.”

Duration:00:44:35

Joseph O’Neill Reads “Rainbows”

9/29/2020
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 5, 2020, issue of the magazine. O’Neill is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” came out in 2018.

Duration:00:42:01

Douglas Stuart Reads “The Englishman”

9/8/2020
Douglas Stuart reads his story from the September 14, 2020, issue of the magazine. Stuart published his first novel, “Shuggie Bain,” earlier this year.

Duration:00:42:50

Susan Choi Reads “Flashlight”

9/1/2020
Susan Choi reads her story from the September 7, 2020, issue of the magazine. Choi is the author of five novels, including “My Education” and “Trust Exercise,” which won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2019.

Duration:00:42:09

David Wright Faladé Reads “The Sand Banks, 1861”

8/25/2020
David Wright Faladé reads his story from the August 31, 2020, issue of the magazine. Wright Faladé is the author of the nonfiction book “Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers” and the young-adult novel “Away Running.” This story was adapted from his novel-in-progress “Nigh-On a Brother,” which will be published in 2022.

David Gilbert Reads “Cicadia”

8/18/2020
David Gilbert reads his story from the August 24, 2020, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”

Duration:00:39:04

Madhuri Vijay Reads “You Are My Dear Friend”

8/11/2020
Madhuri Vijay reads his story from the August 17, 2020, issue of the magazine. Vijay is the author of the novel “The Far Field,” which won the J.C.B prize for literature in 2019.

Duration:00:54:09

Bryan Washington Reads “Heirlooms”

7/28/2020
Bryan Washington reads his story from the August 3 & 10, 2020, issue of the magazine. Washington’s first story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019 and his first novel, “Memorial,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in October.

Duration:00:47:09

A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

7/21/2020
A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” in this 2008 episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. The story was originally published in 1948 and is included in the July 27, 2020, issue of The New Yorker—a bonus issue made up of pieces from the magazine’s archive on the subject of American dissent.

Duration:00:33:01

Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman”

6/30/2020
Hari Kunzru reads his story from the July 6 & 13, 2020, issue of the magazine. Kunzru is the author of five novels, including “Gods Without Men” and “White Tears.” A new novel, “Red Pill,” from which this story was adapted, will be published this September.

Duration:00:56:01

Emma Cline Reads “White Noise”

6/9/2020
Emma Cline reads her short story from the June 8 & 15, 2020, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” winner of the Shirley Jackson award, came out in 2016. Her story collection, “Daddy,” will be published later this year.

Duration:01:09:34

David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking”

5/26/2020
David Means reads his short story from the June 1, 2020, 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 last year.

Duration:00:35:21