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

Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Freedom to Move”

Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “ [Freedom to Move] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/07/22/freedom-to-move-fiction-aysegul-savas) ,” from the July 22, 2024, issue of the magazine. Savaş is the author of three novels, “Walking on the Ceiling,” “White on White,” and “The Anthropologists,” which came out this month. ... Read more

14 Jul 2024

23 MINS

23:22

14 Jul 2024


#149

Sally Rooney Reads “Opening Theory”

Sally Rooney reads her story “ [Opening Theory] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/07/08/opening-theory-fiction-sally-rooney) ,” from the July 8 & 15, 2024, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of three novels, “Conversations with Friends,” “Normal People,” and “Beautiful World, Where Are You.” A new novel, “Intermezzo,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in September. ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:35

01 Jul 2024


#148

Annie Proulx Reads “The Hadal Zone”

Annie Proulx reads her story “ [The Hadal Zone] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/07/08/the-hadal-zone-fiction-annie-proulx) ,” from the July 8 & 15, 2024, issue of the magazine. Proulx’s works of fiction include the novels “That Old Ace in the Hole” and “Barkskins,” and three collections of Wyoming stories, “Close Range,” “Bad Dirt,” and “Fine Just the Way It Is.” She is a winner of the pen/Faulkner Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, among other awards. ... Read more

30 Jun 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:28

30 Jun 2024


#147

Tessa Hadley Reads “Vincent’s Party”

Tessa Hadley reads her story “Vincent’s Party,” from the July 1, 2024, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published twelve books of fiction, including the novel “Free Love” and the story collections “Bad Dreams” and “After the Funeral,” which came out last year. She is a winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize. ... Read more

23 Jun 2024

54 MINS

54:25

23 Jun 2024


#146

Roddy Doyle Reads “The Buggy”

Roddy Doyle reads his story “ [The Buggy] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/24/the-buggy-fiction-roddy-doyle) ,” from the June 24, 2024, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of sixteen books of fiction, including the Booker Prize-winning novel “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha,” and the story collection “Life Without Children.” A new novel, “The Women Behind the Door,” will be published in September. ... Read more

16 Jun 2024

19 MINS

19:26

16 Jun 2024


#145

Camille Bordas Reads “Chicago on the Seine”

Camille Bordas reads her story “Chicago on the Seine,” from the June 17, 2024, 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, and a new novel, “The Material,” was published this month.  ... Read more

09 Jun 2024

35 MINS

35:25

09 Jun 2024


#144

Lore Segal Reads “Beyond Imagining”

Lore Segal reads her story “ [Beyond Imagining] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/06/10/beyond-imagining-fiction-lore-segal) ,” from the June 10, 2024, 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 came out last year. ... Read more

02 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:08

02 Jun 2024


#143

Thomas McGuane Reads “Thataway”

Thomas McGuane reads his story “ [Thataway] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/05/27/thataway-fiction-thomas-mcguane) ,” from the May 27, 2024, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including the story collections “ [Gallatin Canyon] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400075181) ,” “ [Crow Fair] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0345805917) ,” and “ [Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0345805925) ,” which came out in 2018. ... Read more

19 May 2024

39 MINS

39:30

19 May 2024


#142

André Alexis Reads “Consolation”

André Alexis reads his story “Consolation,” from the May 20, 2024, issue of the magazine. Alexis, a playwright and fiction writer, received the Windham Campbell Prize in fiction in 2017. His novels include “Fifteen Dogs,” which won the Giller Prize, and “Days by Moonlight.” His story collection, “The Night Piece,” was published in 2020 ... Read more

12 May 2024

45 MINS

45:13

12 May 2024


#141

Simon Rich Reads “We’re Not So Different, You and I”

Simon Rich reads his story “We’re Not So Different, You and I,” from the May 13, 2024, issue of the magazine. Rich has published eight books of fiction, including “ [The Last Girlfriend on Earth] (https://www.amazon.com/Last-Girlfriend-Earth-Other-Stories/dp/0316219398?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which was adapted for the TV series “Man Seeking Woman,” and “ [Hits and Misses] (https://www.amazon.com/Hits-and-Misses-Simon-Rich-audiobook/dp/B07F8ZBCDT?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2019. A new story collection, “ [Glory Days] (https://www.amazon.com/Glory-Days-Stories-Simon-Rich/dp/0316569003?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” will be published in July. ... Read more

06 May 2024

22 MINS

22:53

06 May 2024


#140

Cynan Jones Reads “Pulse”

Cynan Jones reads his story “ [Pulse] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/05/06/pulse-fiction-cynan-jones) ,” from the May 6, 2024, issue of the magazine. Jones is the author of six books of fiction, including, most recently, the novel “ [Cove] (https://www.amazon.com/Cove-Cynan-Jones/dp/1936787849?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ” and the story collection “ [Stillicide] (https://www.amazon.com/Stillicide-Novel-Cynan-Jones/dp/1646220137/?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) .” His previous story in The New Yorker, “ [The Edge of the Shoal] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-edge-of-the-shoal) ,” was the 2017 winner of the BBC National Short Story Award. ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

28 MINS

28:03

29 Apr 2024


#139

Joyce Carol Oates Reads “Late Love”

Joyce Carol Oates reads her story “Late Love,” from the April 22 & 29, 2024, issue of the magazine. Oates, a winner of the National Humanities Medal and the Jerusalem Prize, among others, is the author of more than seventy books of fiction. A new novel, “ [Butcher] (https://www.amazon.com/Butcher-novel-Joyce-Carol-Oates-ebook/dp/B0CG8SNND2?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” and a story collection, “ [Flint Kill Creek] (https://www.amazon.com/Flint-Kill-Creek-Stories-Suspense/dp/1613165579/?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” will be published later this year. ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

51 MINS

51:58

15 Apr 2024


#138

Kevin Barry Reads “Finistère”

Kevin Barry reads his story “ [Finistère] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/04/15/finistere-fiction-kevin-barry) ,” from the April 15, 2024, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of six books of fiction, including the novel “ [City of Bohane] (https://www.amazon.com/City-Bohane-Novel-Kevin-Barry/dp/155597645X?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” for which he won the International Dublin Literary Award, and the story collection “ [That Old Country Music] (https://www.amazon.com/That-Old-Country-Music-Stories/dp/0385540337?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which came out in 2020. A new novel, “The Heart in Winter,” will be published in July. ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

28 MINS

28:58

08 Apr 2024


#137

Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Bozo”

Souvankham Thammavongsa reads her story “ [Bozo] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/04/08/bozo-fiction-souvankham-thammavongsa) ” from the April 8, 2024, issue of the magazine. Thammavongsa has published four volumes of poetry and the story collection “ [How to Pronounce Knife] (https://www.amazon.com/How-Pronounce-Knife-Souvankham-Thammavongsa/dp/0316422134?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which won the Giller Prize in 2020. ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

24 MINS

24:02

01 Apr 2024


#136

Mohammed Naseehu Ali Reads “Allah Have Mercy”

Mohammed Naseehu Ali reads his story “ [Allah Have Mercy] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/04/01/allah-have-mercy-fiction-mohammed-naseehu-ali) ” from the April 1, 2024, issue of the magazine. Ali is the author of “ [The Prophet of Zongo Street] (https://www.amazon.com/Prophet-Zongo-Street-Stories/dp/0060523549?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” a story collection, which came out in 2005. He teaches undergraduate fiction in N.Y.U.’s Creative Writing department. ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

54 MINS

54:54

25 Mar 2024


#135

Zach Williams Reads “Neighbors”

Zach Williams reads his story “ [Neighbors] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/03/25/neighbors-fiction-zach-williams) ” from the March 25, 2024, issue of the magazine. Williams is a Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University. His début story collection, “ [Beautiful Days] (https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Days-Stories-Zach-Williams/dp/0385550146) ,” will be published in June. ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

30 MINS

30:42

18 Mar 2024


#134

Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Time Being”

Joseph O’Neill reads his story “ [The Time Being] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/03/18/the-time-being-fiction-joseph-oneill) ” from the March 18, 2024, issue of the magazine. O’Neill is the author of one story collection and four novels, including “ [Netherland] (https://www.amazon.com/Netherland-Vintage-Contemporaries-Joseph-ONeill/dp/0307388778) ,” which won the pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, in 2009, and “ [The Dog] (https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Novel-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0307472949) .” A new novel, “Godwin,” will be published in June.  ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

33 MINS

33:45

11 Mar 2024


#133

Fiona McFarlane Reads “Hostel”

Fiona McFarlane reads her story “ [Hostel] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/03/11/hostel-fiction-fiona-mcfarlane) ” from the March 11, 2024, issue of the magazine. McFarlane is the author of two novels and a story collection, “ [The High Places] (https://www.amazon.com/High-Places-Stories-Fiona-McFarlane/dp/1250131855?ots=1&tag=thneyo0f-20&linkCode=w50) ,” which was awarded the International Dylan Thomas Prize, in 2017. A new collection, “Highway Thirteen,” will be published in August. ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

27 MINS

27:48

04 Mar 2024


#132

Thomas Korsgaard Reads “The Spit of Him”

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

26 Feb 2024

33 MINS

33:22

26 Feb 2024


#131

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


#130

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


#129

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


#128

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


#127

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


#126

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


#125

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


#124

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


#123

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


#122

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


#121

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