The New Yorker: Fiction podcast

The New Yorker: Fiction

A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

 

#204

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads Roberto Bolaño

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Labyrinth] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/01/23/labyrinth-roberto-bolano) ,” by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, which was published in The New Yorker in 2012. HolyWhiteMountain is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, and grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:13

01 Feb 2024


#203

Rivka Galchen Reads Aleksandar Hemon

In the two hundredth episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast, Rivka Galchen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [The Bees, Part 1] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/10/14/the-bees-part-1) ,” by Aleksandar Hemon, which was published in The New Yorker in 2002. Galchen’s books include the story collection “American Innovations” and the novel “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch.” ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:54

01 Jan 2024


#202

Teju Cole Reads Anne Carson

Teju Cole joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [1=1] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/11/1-equals-1) ,” by Anne Carson, which was published in The New Yorker in 2016. Cole’s novels include “Open City” and “Tremor,” which was published this year. ... Read more

01 Dec 2023

52 MINS

52:56

01 Dec 2023


#201

Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant, Live

Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Varieties of Exile] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1976/01/19/varieties-of-exile) ,” by Mavis Gallant, which was published in The New Yorker in 1976. Atwood is the author of more than forty books of poetry and fiction, including the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments” and the story collection “Old Babes in the Wood,” which was published earlier this year. This is the first episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast to be recorded in front of a live audience. It was taped at the Hot Docs podcast festival, in Toronto, on October 21, 2023. ... Read more

01 Nov 2023

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:09

01 Nov 2023


#200

Lucinda Rosenfeld Reads Annie Ernaux

Lucinda Rosenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Returns,” by Annie Ernaux, translated from the French by Deborah Treisman, which was published in The New Yorker in 20233. Rosenfeld is the author of five novels, including “I’m So Happy for You” and “Class.” ... Read more

01 Oct 2023

45 MINS

45:31

01 Oct 2023


#199

Andrew O’Hagan Reads Donald Antrim

Andrew O’Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to discuss “An Actor Prepares,” by Donald Antrim, which was published in The New Yorker in 1999. O’Hagan is the author of six novels, including “The Illuminations” and “Mayflies,” which was published in 2020 and won the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize. ... Read more

01 Sep 2023

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:11

01 Sep 2023


#198

David Means Reads Lorrie Moore

David Means joins Deborah Treisman to discuss “ [Face Time] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/28/face-time) ,” by Lorrie Moore, which was published in The New Yorker in 2020. Means is the author of a novel and six story collections, including “Instructions for a Funeral” and “Two Nurses, Smoking,” which came out in 2022. ... Read more

01 Aug 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:16

01 Aug 2023


#197

George Saunders Reads Claire Keegan

George Saunders joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “So Late in the Day,” by Claire Keegan, which was published in The New Yorker in 2022. Saunders is the author of the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo,” and five story collections, including “Tenth of December” and “Liberation Day,” which came out last year. ... Read more

01 Jul 2023

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:10

01 Jul 2023


#196

Ottessa Moshfegh Reads David Means

Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/01/two-ruminations-on-a-homeless-brother) ,” by David Means, which was published in The New Yorker in 2017. Moshfegh is the author of four novels, including “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” and “Lapvona.” ... Read more

01 Jun 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:55

01 Jun 2023


#195

Jonas Hassen Khemiri Reads Vladimir Nabokov

Jonas Hassen Khemiri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Slice of Life,” by Vladimir Nabokov, translated from the Russian text of 1925, by Dmitri Nabokov, in collaboration with the author, which was published in The New Yorker in 1976. Khemiri is a Swedish fiction writer and playwright whose novels include “The Family Clause” and “Everything I Don’t Remember.” ... Read more

01 May 2023

56 MINS

56:32

01 May 2023


#194

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads Samuel Beckett

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Ill Seen Ill Said,” by Samuel Beckett, which was published in The New Yorker in 1981. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of a memoir and two story collections, the most recent of which, “ [American Estrangement] (https://www.amazon.com/American-Estrangement-Stories-Sa%C3%AFd-Sayrafiezadeh/dp/0393541231) ,” was published in 2021. ... Read more

01 Apr 2023

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:48

01 Apr 2023


#193

Introducing: “In The Dark”

We’re pleased to announce that “In The Dark,” the acclaimed investigative podcast from American Public Media, is joining The New Yorker and Condé Nast Entertainment. In its first two seasons, “In The Dark,” hosted by the reporter Madeleine Baran, has taken a close look at the criminal-justice system in America. The first season examined the abduction and murder, in 1989, of eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling, and exposed devastating failures on the part of law enforcement. The second season focussed on Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Winona, Mississippi, who was tried six times for the same crime. When the show’s reporters began looking into the case, Flowers was on death row. After their reporting, the Supreme Court reversed Flowers’s conviction. Today, he is a free man.  A third season of “In The Dark,” which will be the show’s most ambitious one yet, is on its way. David Remnick recently sat down with Baran and the show’s managing producer, Samara Freemark, to talk about the remarkable first two seasons of the show, and what to expect in the future. To listen to the entirety of the “In The Dark” catalogue, subscribe [wherever you get your podcasts] (https://link.chtbl.com/inthedark) . ... Read more

09 Mar 2023

18 MINS

18:46

09 Mar 2023


#192

Claire-Louise Bennett Reads Maeve Brennan

Claire-Louise Bennett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Family Walls] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1973/03/10/family-walls) ,” by Maeve Brennan, which was published in The New Yorker in 1973. Bennett has published two books of fiction, “Pond” and “Checkout 19.” ... Read more

07 Mar 2023

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:48

07 Mar 2023


#191

Clare Sestanovich Reads Alice Munro

Clare Sestanovich joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [The Moons of Jupiter] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1978/05/22/the-moons-of-jupiter) ” by Alice Munro, which was published in The New Yorker in 1978. Sestanovich’s story collection, “Objects of Desire,” was published in 2021. ... Read more

01 Feb 2023

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:13

01 Feb 2023


#190

Gary Shteyngart Reads Weike Wang

Gary Shteyngart joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Omakase,” by Weike Wang, which was published in *The New Yorker* in 2018. Shteyngart is the author of five novels including, most recently, “Lake Success” and “Our Country Friends.”  ... Read more

01 Jan 2023

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:56

01 Jan 2023


#189

Ling Ma Reads Nicole Krauss

Ling Ma joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Seeing Ershadi] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/05/seeing-ershadi) ,” by Nicole Krauss, which was published in The New Yorker in 2018. Ma is the author of the novel “Severance” and the story collection “Bliss Montage,” which came out in September. ... Read more

01 Dec 2022

58 MINS

58:33

01 Dec 2022


#188

Jamil Jan Kochai Reads Yiyun Li

Jamil Jan Kochai joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [All Will Be Well] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/all-will-be-well) ,” by Yiyun Li, which was published in The New Yorker in 2019. Kochai is the author of two books, the novel “99 Nights in Logar,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the story collection “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak,” which is a finalist for the National Book Award. He is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton. ... Read more

01 Nov 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:05

01 Nov 2022


#187

Madeleine Thien Reads Yoko Ogawa

Madeleine Thien joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [The Cafeteria in the Evening and a Pool in the Rain] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/09/06/the-cafeteria-in-the-evening-and-a-pool-in-the-rain) ,” by Yoko Ogawa, translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder, which was published in The New Yorker in 2004. Thien’s books include the novels “Dogs at the Perimeter” and “Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” which won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  ... Read more

01 Oct 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:28

01 Oct 2022


#186

Elif Batuman Reads Sylvia Townsend Warner

Elif Batuman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Truth and Fiction] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1961/12/02/truth-and-fiction) ,” by Sylvia Townsend Warner, which was published in The New Yorker in 1961. Batuman is the author of one book of nonfiction, “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them,” and two novels, “The Idiot” and “Either/Or,” which was published earlier this year. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. ... Read more

01 Sep 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:30

01 Sep 2022


#185

André Alexis Reads Italo Calvino

André Alexis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Waiting for Death in a Hotel] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/06/12/waiting-for-death-in-a-hotel) ,” by Italo Calvino, translated, from the Italian, by Martin McLaughlin, which was published in The New Yorker in 2006. Alexis’s novels include “Childhood,” “Days by Moonlight,” and “Fifteen Dogs,” which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015. 2022 © Italo Calvino, performed with permission of The Wylie Agency LLC. ... Read more

05 Aug 2022

51 MINS

51:56

05 Aug 2022


#184

Akhil Sharma Reads Joyce Carol Oates

Akhil Sharma joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Zombie] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1994/10/24/zombie-2) ,” by Joyce Carol Oates, which was published in The New Yorker in 1994. Sharma is the author of the novels “Family Life” and “An Obedient Father,” which will be reissued in a revised version this month. ... Read more

01 Jul 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:38

01 Jul 2022


#183

Rachel Kushner Reads Edna O’Brien

Rachel Kushner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Come Into the Drawing Room, Doris] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1962/10/06/come-into-the-drawing-room-doris) ,” by Edna O’Brien, which was published in The New Yorker in 1962. Kushner is the author of three novels and most recently the essay collection “The Hard Crowd,” which was published last year. ... Read more

01 Jun 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:02

01 Jun 2022


#182

Camille Bordas Reads Saul Bellow

Camille Bordas joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [A Father-to-Be] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1955/02/05/a-father-to-be) ,” by Saul Bellow, which was published in The New Yorker in 1955. Bordas’s novel “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published in 2017 ... Read more

01 May 2022

53 MINS

53:17

01 May 2022


#181

Sherman Alexie Reads Raymond Carver

Sherman Alexie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ [Where I’m Calling From] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1982/03/15/where-im-calling-from) ,” by Raymond Carver, which was published in The New Yorker in 1982. Alexie is the author of nineteen books of fiction and poetry, including “Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories” and the novel “Flight.” ... Read more

01 Apr 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:11

01 Apr 2022