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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

Edwidge Danticat Reads “Sunrise, Sunset”

10/17/2017
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Edwidge Danticat reads her story from the September 18, 2017, 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 “The Art of Death,” which was published in July.

Duration: 00:45:02


Tessa Hadley Reads “Funny Little Snake”

10/10/2017
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Tessa Hadley reads her story from the October 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four short-story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” In 2016, she won the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction.

Duration: 00:55:17


Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Likes”

10/3/2017
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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story from the October 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” Her story “The Erlking” was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40” issue, in 2010.

Duration: 00:44:18


Ben Marcus reads “Blueprints for St. Louis”

9/26/2017
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Ben Marcus reads his story from the October 2, 2017, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two story collections, including “The Flame Alphabet” and “Leaving the Sea,” which came out in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Duration: 00:41:28


Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads “As You Would Have Told it to Me (Sort of) If We Had Known Each Other Before You Died"

9/19/2017
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Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads his story from the September 25, 2017, issue of the magazine. Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His most recent novel, “Everything I Don’t Remember,” was published in the U.S. last year.

Duration: 00:34:21


Allegra Goodman Reads “F.A.Q.s”

9/5/2017
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Allegra Goodman reads her story from the September 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Goodman is the author of two story collections and six novels including “Kaaterskill Falls,” “The Cookbook Collector,” and “The Chalk Artist,” which was published earlier this year.

Duration: 00:36:50


Miranda July Reads “The Metal Bowl”

8/29/2017
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Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine. July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor. She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” which was published in 2015.

Duration: 00:31:05


Lauren Groff Reads “Dogs Go Wolf”

8/22/2017
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Lauren Groff reads her story from the August 28, 2017, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of the story collection “Delicate Edible Birds” and three novels, including “Arcadia,” which was published in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” which came out in 2015. Her story collection, “Florida," will be published next summer.

Duration: 00:36:46


Garth Greenwell Reads “An Evening Out”

8/15/2017
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Garth Greenwell reads his story from the August 21, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greenwell’s first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published last year. It won the British Book Award for début of the year, and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the Pen/Faulkner Award.

Duration: 00:46:24


Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads "Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224)"

7/25/2017
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Kirstin Valdez Quade reads her story from the July 31, 2017, issue of the magazine. Quade’s début story collection, “A Night at the Fiestas,” was published in 2015 and received the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle.

Duration: 00:46:54


Cristina Henríquez Reads “Everything is Far From Here”

7/18/2017
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Cristina Henríquez reads her story from the July 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Henríquez has published the story collection “Come Together, Fall Apart,” and two novels, including, most recently, “The Book of Unknown Americans.”

Duration: 00:20:48


Andrew Sean Greer reads “It’s a Summer Day”

6/13/2017
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Andrew Sean Greer reads his story from the June 19, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of five books of fiction, including the novels, “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” and “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.” A new novel, “Less,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in July.

Duration: 00:43:19


Will Mackin reads “Crossing the River No Name”

6/6/2017
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Will Mackin reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, “Bring Out the Dog,” next year.

Duration: 00:29:44


Sherman Alexie reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”

6/3/2017
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Sherman Alexie reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Alexie has published twenty-five books, including the novel “Flight” and the story collections “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “War Dances.” His memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” comes out this month.

Duration: 00:31:52


Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Show Don’t Tell”

5/30/2017
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Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the June 5 & 12, 2017 issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year. Her first story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” will be published next year.

Duration: 00:44:47


Samantha Hunt Reads “A Love Story”

5/16/2017
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Samantha Hunt reads her story from the May 22, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hunt is the author of the novels “The Seas,” “The Invention of Everything Else,” and “Mr. Splitfoot.” Her first story collection, “The Dark Dark,” will be published in July.

Duration: 00:49:01


Etgar Keret Reads “Fly Already”

5/9/2017
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Etgar Keret reads his story from the May 15, 2017, issue of the magazine. (“Fly Already" was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston.) Keret is the author of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was published in 2015. His story collection “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012.

Duration: 00:13:30


Yiyun Li Reads “A Small Flame”

5/2/2017
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Yiyun Li reads her story from the May 8, 2017, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy and Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Li’s book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published earlier this year. She’s been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.

Duration: 00:45:47


David Means Reads “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother”

4/25/2017
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David Means reads his story “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of four story collections, including “The Secret Goldfish” and “The Spot,” and the novel “Hystopia,” which was published last year.

Duration: 00:24:12


Lara Vapnyar Reads “Deaf and Blind”

4/18/2017
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Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Deaf and Blind” from the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar has published two short-story collections and three novels, including “Memoirs of a Muse” and “Still Here,” which came out last year and was included in the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2016.”

Duration: 00:40:04

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