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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

Mary Gaitskill Reads "Acceptance Journey"

12/18/2018
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Mary Gaitskill reads her short story from the December 24 & 31, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gaitskill is the author of three novels and three story collections, including "Because They Wanted To" and "Don't Cry." Her novel "Veronica" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2005. Her most recent book is the essay collection "Somebody With a Little Hammer."

Duration:00:56:37

Linn Ullmann Reads "Time for the Eyes to Adjust"

12/11/2018
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Linn Ullmann reads her short story from the December 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ullmann is the author of six novels, including "A Blessed Child" and "The Cold Song." "Time for the Eyes to Adjust" is adapted from her novel "Unquiet," which will be published in English in 2019.

Duration:00:47:23

Joy Williams Reads "Chaunt"

12/4/2018
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Joy Williams reads her short story from the December 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" and "The Visiting Privilege." She won the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1999.

Duration:00:23:25

Garth Greenwell Reads "The Frog King"

11/20/2018
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Garth Greenwell reads his short story from the November 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016. It won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Duration:00:49:42

Sam Lipsyte Reads "Show Recent Some Love"

11/13/2018
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Sam Lipsyte reads his short story from the November 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of five books of fiction, including the novel "The Ask" and the story collection "The Fun Parts." A new novel, "Hark," will be published in January.

Duration:00:39:03

Tony Earley Reads "Backpack"

10/30/2018
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Tony Earley reads his short story from the November 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Earley is the author of five books, including the story collection "Mr. Tall" and the novels "Jim the Boy" and "The Blue Star." He has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 1998.

Duration:00:45:40

Bryan Washington Reads "Waugh"

10/23/2018
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Bryan Washington reads his short story from the October 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Washington's first collection of stories, "Lot," will be published in March. He lives in Houston.

Duration:00:54:27

Kevin Barry Reads "The Coast of Leitrim"

10/9/2018
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Kevin Barry reads his short story from the October 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of two story collections, “There Are Little Kingdoms” and “Dark Lies the Island,” as well as the novels “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” for which he won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Duration:00:34:35

Yiyun Li Reads "When We Were Happy We Had Other Names"

9/25/2018
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Yiyun Li reads her short story from the October 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and two novels, "The Vagrants" and "Kinder Than Solitude." Her book of memoir and essays, "Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life," was published last year. Li has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.

Duration:00:39:13

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