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 Korsgaard Reads “The Spit of Him” [note: please use curly quotes]

Thomas Korsgaard reads his story “ [The Spit of Him] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/03/04/the-spit-of-him-thomas-korsgaard-fiction) ” from the March 4, 2024, issue of the magazine. Korsgaard is the author of three novels and two story collections, as well as several works for children. In 2021, at age twenty-six, he became the youngest writer ever to receive Denmark’s Golden Laurels prize. ... Read more

Yesterday

33 MINS

33:22

Yesterday


#149

Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “On the Night of the Khatam”

Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story “ [On the Night of the Khatam] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/02/26/on-the-night-of-the-khatam-jamil-jan-kochai-fiction) ” from the February 26, 2024, issue of the magazine. Kochai is the author of the novel “ [99 Nights in Logar] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525559191?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ” and the collection “ [The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593297199?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2022 and won the 2023 Aspen Words Literary Prize. ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

34 MINS

34:47

19 Feb 2024


#148

Addie Citchens Reads “That Girl”

Addie Citchens reads her story “That Girl,” from the February 12 & 19, 2024, issue of the magazine. Citchens is a Mississippi Delta-born, New Orleans-based writer of fiction and nonfiction. She has published work in the Oxford American and The Paris Review, among other places. ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

47 MINS

47:46

05 Feb 2024


#147

Patrick Langley Reads “Life with Spider”

Patrick Langley reads his story “Life with Spider,” from the February, 5, 2024, issue of the magazine. Langley is the author of two novels, “ [Arkady] (https://www.amazon.com/Arkady-Patrick-Langley/dp/1910695513?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ” and “ [The Variations] (https://www.amazon.com/Variations-Patrick-Langley/dp/1804270504?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which came out in the U.K. last year, and will be published in the U.S. on February 20th. ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

52 MINS

52:04

29 Jan 2024


#146

David Means Reads “Chance the Cat”

David Means reads his story “Chance the Cat,” from the January 22, 2024, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and six story collections, including “Instructions for a Funeral” and “Two Nurses Smoking,” which was published in 2022. ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

37 MINS

37:55

15 Jan 2024


#145

Joy Williams Reads “The Beach House”

Joy Williams reads her story “ [The Beach House] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/01/15/the-beach-house-fiction-joy-williams) ,” from the January 15, 2024, issue of the magazine. Williams, a winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, is the author of five story collections, including “Ninety-Nine Stories of God” and “The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories,” and five novels, such as “Harrow,” which was published in 2021. ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

28 MINS

28:22

08 Jan 2024


#144

Greg Jackson Reads “Wagner in the Desert”

On a special, archival New Year’s episode, Greg Jackson reads his story “ [Wagner in the Desert] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/21/wagner-in-the-desert) ,” from the July 21, 2014, issue of the magazine, in which a group of old friends convene in Palm Springs, California, for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Jackson, a winner of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, is the author of the story collection “ [Prodigals] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250118050?ots=1&slotNum=0&imprToken=dac64759-6b8e-fdc1-885&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ” and the novel “ [The Dimensions of a Cave] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0374298491?ots=1&slotNum=1&imprToken=dac64759-6b8e-fdc1-885&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which was published in October, 2023. ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:29

01 Jan 2024


#143

Rivka Galchen Reads “Crown Heights North”

Rivka Galchen reads her story “Crown Heights North,” from the January 1 & 8, 2024, issue of the magazine. Galchen is the author of three books of fiction, including the story collection “American Innovations” and the novel “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch.” ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

25 MINS

25:36

25 Dec 2023


#142

Caleb Crain Reads “Keats at Twenty-Four”

Caleb Crain reads his story “Keats at Twenty-Four,” from the December 11, 2023, issue of the magazine. Crain is the author of one book of nonfiction and two novels, “Necessary Errors,” which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and “Overthrow,” which was published in 2019. ... Read more

04 Dec 2023

16 MINS

16:26

04 Dec 2023


#141

Teju Cole Reads “Incoming”

Teju Cole reads his story “Incoming,” which appears in the December 4, 2023, issue of the magazine. Cole, a winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Windham Campbell Literature Prize, is a novelist, critic, curator, and essayist. His novel “Tremor” was published earlier this year and a new book, “Pharmakon,” a collection of prose pieces and photographs, will be published in 2024.  ... Read more

27 Nov 2023

20 MINS

20:48

27 Nov 2023


#140

Madeleine Thien Reads Yoko Ogawa

The story in The New Yorker’s November 27, 2023, issue is “ [Beauty Contest] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/11/27/beauty-contest-fiction-yoko-ogawa) ,” by Yoko Ogawa, translated from the Japanese by Steven Snyder. Ogawa was not able to read her story for The Writer’s Voice, but, on a recent episode of the [New Yorker Fiction Podcast] (https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/fiction) , the writer Madeleine Thien read and discussed Ogawa’s 2004 story “The Cafeteria in the Evening and a Pool in the Rain,” and we wanted to share that episode with you instead. We hope you enjoy it.  ... Read more

20 Nov 2023

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:15

20 Nov 2023


#139

Sheila Heti Reads “According to Alice”

Sheila Heti reads her story “ [According to Alice] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/11/20/according-to-alice-fiction-sheila-heti) ,” which appears in the November 20, 2023, issue of the magazine. Heti wrote this story in collaboration with a customizable chatbot on the Chai AI platform, which she began engaging in conversation in 2022. Heti is the author of seven books, including the novels “Motherhood,” which was short-listed for the Giller Prize, and “Pure Color,” which won the Governor General’s Award last year. ... Read more

13 Nov 2023

33 MINS

33:07

13 Nov 2023


#138

Clare Sestanovich Reads “Our Time Is Up”

Clare Sestanovich reads her story “Our Time Is Up,” which appears in the November 13, 2023, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich’s début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” which came out in 2021, was a finalist for the PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, and she was named a “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2022.  ... Read more

07 Nov 2023

39 MINS

39:24

07 Nov 2023


#137

Junot Díaz Reads “The Ghosts of Gloria Lara”

Junot Díaz reads his story “The Ghosts of Gloria Lara,” which appears in the November 6, 2023, issue of the magazine. Díaz is the author of the story collections “Drown” and “This Is How You Lose Her,” and the novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 2008.  ... Read more

30 Oct 2023

59 MINS

59:34

30 Oct 2023


#136

Han Ong Reads “I Am Pizza Rat”

Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, “Fixer Chao” and “The Disinherited.” ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

39 MINS

39:19

16 Oct 2023


#135

Mary Costello Reads “The Choc-Ice Woman”

Mary Costello reads her story “ [The Choc-Ice Woman] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/16/the-choc-ice-woman-fiction-mary-costello) ,” which appears in the October 16, 2023, issue of the magazine. Costello is the author of three books of fiction, including “Academy Street,” which won the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and the novel “The River Capture,” which came out in 2019. ... Read more

09 Oct 2023

59 MINS

59:21

09 Oct 2023


#134

Lore Segal Reads “On the Agenda”

Lore Segal reads her story “On the Agenda,” which appears in the September 18, 2023, issue of the magazine. Segal’s most recent books are “The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing” and “Ladies’ Lunch: and Other Stories,” which comes out later this month.  ... Read more

11 Sep 2023

21 MINS

21:12

11 Sep 2023


#133

Lara Vapnyar Reads “Siberian Wood”

Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Siberian Wood,” which appears in the September 11, 2023, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar has published two short story collections and four novels, including “Still Here” and “Divide Me By Zero,” which came out in 2019.  ... Read more

04 Sep 2023

46 MINS

46:02

04 Sep 2023


#132

Tessa Hadley on Her Years of Learning to Write

In July, The New Yorker published its thirtieth story by Tessa Hadley—a higher count that of any other fiction writer in the past two decades. On a recent episode of the New Yorker Radio Hour, the fiction editor Deborah Treisman spoke with Hadley about her genesis as a fiction writer. Hadley’s latest story collection is “After the Funeral.” ... Read more

28 Aug 2023

18 MINS

18:26

28 Aug 2023


#131

T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The End Is Only a Beginning”

T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story “The End Is Only a Beginning,” which appears in the August 21, 2023, issue of the magazine. Boyle has published more than two dozen books of fiction, including the story collection, “I Walk Between the Raindrops,” and the novel “Blue Skies,” which came out earlier this year. ... Read more

14 Aug 2023

36 MINS

36:09

14 Aug 2023


#130

Karan Mahajan Reads “The True Margaret”

Karan Mahajan reads his story “The True Margaret,” which appears in the August 14, 2023, issue of the magazine. Mahajan is the author of two novels, “Family Planning” and “The Association of Small Bombs,” which won the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award in 2017. ... Read more

07 Aug 2023

30 MINS

30:14

07 Aug 2023


#129

Jamie Quatro Reads “Yogurt Days”

Jamie Quatro reads her story “Yogurt Days,” which appears in the August 7, 2023, issue of the magazine. Quatro is the author of the story collection “I Want to Show You More” and the novel “Fire Sermon.”  A new novel, “Two-Step Devil,” will be published next year.  ... Read more

31 Jul 2023

29 MINS

29:22

31 Jul 2023


#128

Tessa Hadley Reads “The Maths Tutor”

Tessa Hadley reads her story “The Maths Tutor,” which appeared in the July 24, 2023, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published twelve books of fiction, including the novels “Free Love’ and “The Past,” and the story collections “Bad Dreams” and “After the Funeral.” She is a winner of the 2016 Windham Campbell Literature Prize.  ... Read more

17 Jul 2023

42 MINS

42:29

17 Jul 2023


#127

Camille Bordas Reads “Colorín Colorado”

Camille Bordas reads her story “Colorín Colorado,” which appeared in the July 10 & 17, 2023, issue of the magazine. Bordas published two novels in France. Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” came out in 2017. ... Read more

03 Jul 2023

54 MINS

54:24

03 Jul 2023


#126

Paul Yoon Reads “Valley of the Moon”

Paul Yoon reads his story “Valley of the Moon,” which appeared in the July 3, 2023, issue of the magazine. Yoon is the author of four books of fiction, including the story collection “The Mountain” and the novel “Run Me to Earth,” which came out in 2020. A new collection, “The Hive and the Honey,” will be published later this year.  ... Read more

26 Jun 2023

44 MINS

44:46

26 Jun 2023


#125

Weike Wang Reads “Status in Flux”

Weike Wang reads her story “Status in Flux,” which appeared in the June 26, 2023, issue of the magazine. Wang is the author of two novels: “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2018, and “Joan Is Okay,” which was published in 2022. ... Read more

19 Jun 2023

26 MINS

26:59

19 Jun 2023


#124

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Civil Disturbance”

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his story “ [Civil Disturbance] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/06/19/civil-disturbance-fiction-said-sayrafiezadeh) ,” which appeared in the June 19, 2023, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collections “ [Brief Encounters with the Enemy] (https://www.amazon.com/Brief-Encounters-Enemy-Sa%C3%AFd-Sayrafiezadeh/dp/0812993586?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which was a finalist for the pen/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction in 2014, and “ [American Estrangement] (https://www.amazon.com/American-Estrangement-Stories-Sa%C3%AFd-Sayrafiezadeh/dp/0393541231?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which was published in 2021. ... Read more

12 Jun 2023

29 MINS

29:35

12 Jun 2023


#123

George Saunders Reads “Thursday”

George Saunders reads his story “Thursday,” which appeared in the June 12, 2023, issue of the magazine. Saunders won the Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” He is the author of five story collections, including “Tenth of December” and “Liberation Day,” which came out last year.  ... Read more

05 Jun 2023

48 MINS

48:33

05 Jun 2023


#122

Nicole Krauss Reads “Long Island”

Nicole Krauss reads her story “Long Island,” which appeared in the May 22, 2023, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark.” Her story collection, “To Be a Man,” was published in 2020 and won the Wingate Literary Prize. ... Read more

15 May 2023

46 MINS

46:09

15 May 2023


#121

Rebecca Makkai Reads “The Plaza”

Rebecca Makkai reads her story “The Plaza,” which appeared in the May 8, 2023, issue of the magazine. Makkai is the author of a story collection and four novels, including “The Great Believers,” which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and “I Have Some Questions for You,” which came out in February. ... Read more

01 May 2023

50 MINS

50:50

01 May 2023