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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

Thomas McGuane Reads "Wide Spot"

9/17/2019
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Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year.

Duration:00:21:48

Garth Greenwell Reads "Harbor"

9/10/2019
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Garth Greenwell reads his story from the September 16, 2019, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, "Cleanness," will be published in January.

Duration:00:33:45

Louise Erdrich Reads "The Stone"

9/3/2019
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Louise Erdrich reads her story from the September 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novels include "LaRose" and "The Round House," which won the National Book Award in 2012.

Duration:00:20:11

Kate Walbert Reads "To Do"

8/27/2019
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Kate Walbert reads her story from the September 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Walbert's novels include "Our Kind," "A Short History of Women," and "His Favorites." A new story collection, "She Was Like That," will be published in October.

Duration:00:26:12

J. Robert Lennon Reads "The Loop"

8/20/2019
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J. Robert Lennon reads his story from the August 26, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lennon is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel "Broken River" and the story collection "See You in Paradise."

Duration:00:41:48

George Saunders Reads "Elliott Spencer"

8/13/2019
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George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, 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 short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "Tenth of December."

Duration:00:57:07

Elizabeth Strout Reads "Motherless Child"

7/30/2019
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Elizabeth Strout reads her story from the August 5 & 12, 2019, issue of the magazine. Strout is the author of six books of fiction, including "My Name Is Lucy Barton" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A new book, "Olive, Again," will be published in October.

Duration:00:48:02

Salman Rushdie Reads "The Little King"

7/23/2019
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Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.

Duration:00:53:00

Hanif Kureishi Reads "She Said He Said"

7/16/2019
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Hanif Kureishi reads his story from the July 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Kureishi is the author of numerous plays, screenplays, and novels, including "The Buddha of Suburbia," "Intimacy," "The Last Word," and "Nothing." A new collection of fiction and essays, "What Happened?," will be published in October.

Duration:00:14:04

David Rabe Reads "Uncle Jim Called"

7/2/2019
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David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including "Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," and "Visiting Edna." His novels include "Recital of the Dog" and "Girl by the Road at Night."

Duration:00:42:28

Emma Cline Reads "Son of Friedman"

6/25/2019
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Emma Cline reads her story from the July 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017.

Duration:00:37:02

Mary Grimm Reads "Back Then"

6/18/2019
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Mary Grimm reads her story from the June 24, 2019 issue of the magazine. Grimm, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of the novel "Left to Themselves," and is currently at work on a historical novel.

Duration:00:27:46

Andrea Lee Reads "The Children"

6/11/2019
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Andrea Lee reads her story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, 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 story collection, "Red Island House," will be published in 2021.

Duration:00:39:00

Han Ong Reads "Javi"

6/7/2019
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Han Ong reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, "Fixer Chao" and "The Disinherited."

Duration:00:55:11

Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads "Conduction"

6/4/2019
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Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, "The Water Dancer," from which this story is adapted, will be published in September.

Duration:00:51:17

Ayşegül Savaş Reads "Canvas"

5/28/2019
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Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the June 3, 2019, issue of the magazine. Savaş is a Turkish writer who lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Her first novel, "Walking on the Ceiling," was published in April.

Duration:00:21:01

Ben Lerner Reads "Ross Perot and China"

5/21/2019
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Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was adapted, will be published in October.

Duration:00:24:30

Camille Bordas Reads "The Presentation on Egypt"

5/14/2019
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Camille Bordas reads her story from the May 20, 2019, 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:00:38:21

Lauren Groff Reads "Brawler"

5/7/2019
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Lauren Groff reads her story from the May 13, 2019, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," which came out last year, won the Story Prize in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Duration:00:18:31

Greg Jackson Reads "Poetry"

4/23/2019
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Greg Jackson reads his story from the April 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of the story collection "Prodigals" and the winner of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and the Bard Fiction Prize.

Duration:00:37:03