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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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Episodes

Tessa Hadley Reads "Cecilia Awakened"

9/11/2018
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Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."

Duration:00:35:46

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads "Audition"

9/4/2018
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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his short story from the September 10, 2018, 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. He won a 2010 Whiting Writers' Award for his memoir "When Skateboards Will Be Free."

Duration:00:42:46

Sana Krasikov Reads "Ways and Means"

8/21/2018
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Sana Krasikov reads her short story from the August 27, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krasikov is the author of the story collection "One More Year," for which she won the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" Award, and the novel "The Patriots," which was published in 2017.

Duration:00:51:17

Callan Wink Reads "A Refugee Crisis"

8/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:52

Richard Ford Reads "Displaced"

7/31/2018
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Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 & 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."

Duration:00:51:17

T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads "I Walk Between the Raindrops"

7/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:04

Zadie Smith Reads "Now More Than Ever"

7/17/2018
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Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, 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.

Duration:00:23:13

Lauren Groff Reads "Under the Wave"

7/3/2018
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Lauren Groff reads her story from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," came out last month.

Duration:00:21:53

Joseph O'Neill Reads "The First World"

6/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:39:50

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