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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.
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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

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Gary Shteyngart Reads "The Luck of Kokura"

6/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:52:30

Weike Wang Reads "Omakase"

6/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:15

David Gilbert Reads "Fungus"

6/5/2018
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David Gilbert reads his story "Fungus," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Gilbert is the author of the story collection "Remote Feed," and two novels, "& Sons" and "The Normals."

Duration:00:49:45

Karen Russell Reads "Orange World"

5/29/2018
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Karen Russell reads her story "Orange World," from the June 4 & 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.

Duration:00:53:22

Ben Marcus Reads "Stay Down and Take It"

5/22/2018
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Ben Marcus reads his story "Stay Down and Take It," from the May 28, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:40:16

Edwidge Danticat Reads "Without Inspection"

5/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:48

Robert Coover Reads "Treatments"

4/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:24

Keith Gessen Reads "How Did We Come to Know You?"

4/10/2018
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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 The New Yorker.

Duration:00:44:08

Camille Bordas Reads "The State of Nature"

4/3/2018
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Camille Bordas reads her story “The State of Nature,” from the April 9, 2018, 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 last year.

Duration:00:37:11

Sam Allingham Reads "The Intermediate Class"

3/27/2018
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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 One Story, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, among other magazines.

Duration:00:39:29

Tommy Orange Reads "The State"

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:47

Gish Jen Reads "No More Maybe"

3/13/2018
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Gish Jen reads her story “No More Maybe,” from the March 19, 2018, 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.”

Duration:00:35:32

Joseph O’Neill Reads "The Poltroon Husband"

3/5/2018
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Joseph O’Neill reads his story "The Poltroon Husband" from the March 12, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:28:52

Nicole Krauss Reads "Seeing Ershadi"

2/26/2018
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Nicole Krauss reads her story "Seeing Ershadi," from the March 5, 2018, 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 The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Fiction Issue in 2010. She has been publishing fiction in the magazine since 2004.

Duration:00:39:37

Rachel Kushner Reads "Stanville"

2/5/2018
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Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:55:33

Jeffrey Eugenides Reads "Bronze"

1/29/2018
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Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:56:12

Jhumpa Lahiri Reads "The Boundary"

1/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:37

David Gates Reads "Texas"

1/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:32:04

Sadia Shepard Reads "Foreign-Returned"

1/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:52:56

Colin Barrett Reads "Whoever is There, Come on Through"

12/25/2017
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Colin Barrett reads his story from the January 1, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:41:35