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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker podcast

The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

 

#150

Thomas McGuane Reads “Not Here You Don’t”

Thomas McGuane reads his story “Not Here You Don’t,” from the October 18, 2021, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.  ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

23 MINS

23:21

12 Oct 2021


#149

Karen Russell Reads “The Ghost Birds”

Karen Russell reads her story “The Ghost Birds,” from the October 11, 2021, issue of the magazine. Russell is the author of five books of fiction, including the story collection “Orange World,” which was published in 2019, and the novel “Swamplandia,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. She was made a MacArthur fellow in 2013.  ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

49 MINS

49:22

05 Oct 2021


#148

Esther Freud Reads “Desire”

Esther Freud reads her story “ [Desire] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/27/desire) ,” from the September 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Freud is the author of nine novels, including “Hideous Kinky,” “Mr. Mac and Me,” and “I Couldn’t Love You More.” ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

32 MINS

32:51

21 Sep 2021


#147

Han Ong Reads “The Monkey Who Speaks”

Han Ong reads his story “The Monkey Who Speaks,” from the September 13, 2021, 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.” ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:01

07 Sep 2021


#146

George Saunders Reads “The Mom of Bold Action”

George Saunders reads his story “The Mom of Bold Action,” from the August 30, 2021, 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 story collections, including “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” and “Tenth of December.”  ... Read more

24 Aug 2021

52 MINS

52:04

24 Aug 2021


#145

Emma Cline Reads “The Iceman”

Emma Cline reads her story “ [The Iceman] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/23/the-iceman) ,” from the August 23, 2021, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, came out in 2016, and her story collection, “Daddy,” was published last year. ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

43 MINS

43:10

17 Aug 2021


#144

hurmat kazmi Reads “Selection Week”

hurmat kazmi reads their story “ [Selection Week] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/16/selection-week) ,” from the August 16, 2021, issue of the magazine. kazmi, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, is a writer from Karachi, Pakistan, who lives and teaches in Iowa City. ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

55 MINS

55:12

10 Aug 2021


#143

Sarah Braunstein Reads “Superstition”

Sarah Braunstein reads her story “ [Superstition] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/09/superstition) ,” from the August 9, 2021, issue of the magazine. Braunstein is the author of the novel “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children,” which won the 2012 Maine Literary Award for Fiction and a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award.  ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

37 MINS

37:12

03 Aug 2021


#142

Tessa Hadley Reads “Coda”

Tessa Hadley reads her story “ [Coda] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/02/coda) ,” from the August 2, 2021, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collection “Bad Dreams and Other Stories” and the novel “Late In the Day,” which was published in 2019. She is a winner of the 2016 Wyndham-Campbell literature prize. ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:40

27 Jul 2021


#141

Rebecca Curtis Reads “Satellites”

Rebecca Curtis reads her story “Satellites,” from the July 12 & 19, 2021, issue of the magazine. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money” and a winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for Fiction. ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

47 MINS

47:43

06 Jul 2021


#140

Sam Lipsyte Reads “My Apology”

Sam Lipsyte reads his story “My Apology,” from the July 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of six books of fiction, including the story collection “The Fun Parts,” and the novels “The Ask” and “Hark,” which was published in 2019. ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

23 MINS

23:29

29 Jun 2021


#139

Camille Bordas Reads “Offside Constantly”

Camille Bordas reads her story from the June 28, 2021, 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. ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

34 MINS

34:44

22 Jun 2021


#138

Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”

Bryan Washington reads his story from the June 14, 2021, issue of the magazine. Washington is a winner of the Ernest J. Gaines award, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Lambda Literary award. His story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019, and his novel, “Memorial,” came out in 2020. ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

41 MINS

41:26

08 Jun 2021


#137

Rachel Heng Reads “Before the Valley”

Rachel Heng reads her story from the June 7, 2021, issue of the magazine. Heng is the author of the novel “Suicide Club,” which was a national bestseller in Singapore and has been translated into ten languages. A new novel, “The Great Reclamation,” will be published next year.  ... Read more

01 Jun 2021

37 MINS

37:57

01 Jun 2021


#136

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads [his story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/31/a-s-d-f) from the May 31, 2021, 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. A new collection, “American Estrangement,” will be published in August. ... Read more

25 May 2021

35 MINS

35:05

25 May 2021


#135

Margaret Atwood Reads “Old Babes in the Wood”

Margaret Atwood reads  [her story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/26/old-babes-in-the-wood)  from the April 26 & May 3, 2021, issue of the magazine. Atwood has published more than two dozen books of fiction, including the story collection “Stone Mattress,” and the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments,” which won the Booker Prize in 2019. ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

32 MINS

32:27

20 Apr 2021


#134

Jonas Eika Reads “Alvin”

Jonas Eika reads  [his story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/19/alvin)  from the April 19, 2021, issue of the magazine, which was translated from the Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg. Eika, a Danish writer, won the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2019 for his short-story collection “After the Sun,” which will be published in English in August. ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

48 MINS

48:31

13 Apr 2021


#133

Clare Sestanovich Reads “Separation”

Clare Sestanovich reads  [her story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/12/separation)  from the April 12, 2021, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich will publish her début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” in June. ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

20 MINS

20:44

06 Apr 2021


#132

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “Featherweight”

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads  [his story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/05/featherweight)  from the April 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He is an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel. ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

29 MINS

29:28

30 Mar 2021


#131

Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Future Selves”

Ayşegül Savaş reads  [her story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/29/future-selves)  from the March 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019. Her second novel, “White on White,” will be published this year. ... Read more

23 Mar 2021

24 MINS

24:13

23 Mar 2021


#130

Imbolo Mbue Reads “The Case for and Against Love Potions”

Imbolo Mbue reads  [her story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/22/the-case-for-and-against-love-potions)  from the March 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Mbue is the author of two novels, “Behold the Dreamers,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and “How Beautiful We Were,” which was published this month. ... Read more

16 Mar 2021

41 MINS

41:05

16 Mar 2021


#129

T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Shape of a Teardrop”

T.Coraghessan Boyle reads  [his story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/15/the-shape-of-a-teardrop)  from the March 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including “The Terranauts” and “Outside Looking In.” A new book, “Talk to Me,” will be published in September. ... Read more

09 Mar 2021

36 MINS

36:37

09 Mar 2021


#128

Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Crooked House”

Jonathan Lethem reads  [his story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/08/the-crooked-house)  from the March 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of seventeen books of fiction, including the novels “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Feral Detective,” and, most recently, “The Arrest,” which was published last year. ... Read more

02 Mar 2021

34 MINS

34:37

02 Mar 2021


#127

Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Good-Looking”

Souvankham Thammavongsa reads [her story] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/01/good-looking) from the March 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Thammavongsa has published four volumes of poetry and the short-story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” which won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. ... Read more

23 Feb 2021

22 MINS

22:35

23 Feb 2021


#126

Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”

Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the February 15 & 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, “Interpreter of Maladies,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and she was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2014. Her new novel, “Whereabouts,” from which this story is adapted, was published in Italian in  2018 and will come out in Lahiri’s translation in April.  ... Read more

09 Feb 2021

44 MINS

44:37

09 Feb 2021


#125

Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”

Ben Okri reads his story from the February 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Okri is the author of eleven novels, including “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which came out in 2019. His story collection, “Prayer for the Living,” was published in the U.S. this month.  ... Read more

02 Feb 2021

15 MINS

15:16

02 Feb 2021


#124

Lauren Groff Reads “The Wind”

Lauren Groff reads her story from the February 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including “Arcadia,” in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” in 2015. Her second story collection, “Florida,” won the Story Prize in 2018.  ... Read more

26 Jan 2021

23 MINS

23:28

26 Jan 2021


#123

Allegra Goodman Reads “A Challenge You Have Overcome”

Allegra Goodman reads her story from the January 25, 2021, issue of the magazine. Goodman’s books include “The Family Markowitz” and “The Chalk Artist.” ... Read more

19 Jan 2021

30 MINS

30:07

19 Jan 2021


#122

Andrea Lee Reads “The Rivals”

Andrea Lee reads her story from the January 4 & 11, 2021, 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 book, “Red Island House,” will be published in March.  ... Read more

29 Dec 2020

54 MINS

54:03

29 Dec 2020


#121

Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”

For a special holiday episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Rebecca Curtis reads “ [The Christmas Miracle] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/12/23/the-christmas-miracle) ,” her story from the December 23 & 30, 2013, issue of the magazine. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money” and a winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for Fiction. ... Read more

15 Dec 2020

52 MINS

52:59

15 Dec 2020