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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New York City, New York

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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English


Episodes

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

Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Future Selves”

3/23/2021
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the March 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019. Her second novel, “White on White,” will be published this year.

Duration:00:24:43

Imbolo Mbue Reads “The Case for and Against Love Potions”

3/16/2021
Imbolo Mbue reads her story from the March 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Mbue is the author of two novels, “Behold the Dreamers,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and “How Beautiful We Were,” which was published this month.

Duration:00:41:05

T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Shape of a Teardrop”

3/9/2021
T.Coraghessan Boyle reads his story from the March 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including “The Terranauts” and “Outside Looking In.” A new book, “Talk to Me,” will be published in September.

Duration:00:37:02

Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Crooked House”

3/2/2021
Jonathan Lethem reads his story from the March 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of seventeen books of fiction, including the novels “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Feral Detective,” and, most recently, “The Arrest,” which was published last year.

Duration:00:34:37

Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Good-Looking”

2/23/2021
Souvankham Thammavongsa reads her story from the March 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Thammavongsa has published four volumes of poetry and the short-story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” which won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Duration:00:22:35

Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”

2/9/2021
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the February 15 & 22, 2021, 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 she was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2014. Her new novel, “Whereabouts,” from which this story is adapted, was published in Italian in 2018 and will come out in Lahiri’s translation in April.

Duration:00:44:52

Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”

2/2/2021
Ben Okri reads his story from the February 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Okri is the author of eleven novels, including “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which came out in 2019. His story collection, “Prayer for the Living,” was published in the U.S. this month.

Duration:00:16:01

Lauren Groff Reads “The Wind”

1/26/2021
Lauren Groff reads her story from the February 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including “Arcadia,” in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” in 2015. Her second story collection, “Florida,” won the Story Prize in 2018.

Duration:00:23:58

Allegra Goodman Reads “A Challenge You Have Overcome”

1/19/2021
Allegra Goodman reads her story from the January 25, 2021, issue of the magazine. Goodman’s books include “The Family Markowitz” and “The Chalk Artist.”

Duration:00:30:07