The New Yorker: Fiction

The New Yorker: Fiction

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


Jhumpa Lahiri Reads Primo Levi
Oct 1 • 60 min
Jhumpa Lahiri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Quaestio De Centauris,” by Primo Levi, translated, from the Italian, by Jenny McPhee, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of four books of fiction, including the…
Etgar Keret Reads Janet Frame
Sep 1 • 46 min
Etgar Keret joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “You Are Now Entering the Human Heart,” by Janet Frame, from a 1969 issue of the magazine. Keret has published several short-story collections, including “The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God,” “The…
Margaret Atwood Reads Alice Munro
Aug 1 • 70 min
Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Corrie,” by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Blind Assassin,”…
Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads John L’Heureux
Jul 1 • 73 min
Kirstin Valdez Quade joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Long Black Line,” by John L’Heureux, from a 2018 issue of the magazine. Quade is the author of the story collection “Night at the Fiestas,” which won the National Book Critic Circle’s…
Andrew Sean Greer Reads Dorothy Parker
Jun 3 • 45 min
Andrew Sean Greer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “I Live on Your Visits,” by Dorothy Parker, from a 1955 issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of six books of fiction, including “The Confessions of Max Tivoli,” “The Story of a Marriage,”…
Emma Cline Reads Miranda July
May 1 • 57 min
Emma Cline joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Metal Bowl,” by Miranda July, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle and the Center…
Marisa Silver Reads Daniyal Mueenuddin
Apr 1 • 55 min
Marisa Silver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Nawabdin Electrician,” by Daniyal Mueenuddin, from a 2007 issue of the magazine. Silver is the author of two short-story collections and four books of fiction, including “The God of War” and…
Joy Williams Reads Don DeLillo
Mar 1 • 57 min
Joy Williams joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Itch,” by Don DeLillo, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including “The Quick and the Dead,” which was a finalist for the…
Joseph O’Neill Reads Nadine Gordimer
Feb 1 • 50 min
Joseph O’Neill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Pet,” by Nadine Gordimer, from a 1962 issue of the magazine. O’Neill’s four novels include “The Dog” and “Netherland.” His most recent book, the story collection “Good Trouble,” was published…
Orhan Pamuk Reads Jorge Luis Borges
Jan 2 • 55 min
Orhan Pamuk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 issue of the magazine. Pamuk’s novels include “Snow,” “My Name is Red,” and “The Museum of Innocence.” He received the…
Dave Eggers Reads Sam Shepard
Dec 1, 2018 • 55 min
Dave Eggers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Indianapolis (Highway 74),” by Sam Shepard, from a 2009 issue of the magazine. Eggers is the author of twelve books, including the novels “Heroes of the Frontier,” “The Circle,” and “The Wild…
Stuart Dybek Reads Steven Millhauser
Nov 1, 2018 • 66 min
Stuart Dybek joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Miracle Polish,” by Steven Millhauser, from a 2011 issue of the magazine. Dybek is a poet and fiction writer, whose story collections include ”Paper Lantern: Love Stories” and “Ecstatic Cahoots:…
Roddy Doyle Reads Lorrie Moore
Oct 1, 2018 • 70 min
Roddy Doyle joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Community Life,” by Lorrie Moore, from a 1991 issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of two story collections - “The Deportees and Other Stories” and “Bullfighting” - as well as eleven novels for…
Tessa Hadley Reads John Updike
Sep 3, 2018 • 68 min
Tessa Hadley joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “New York Girl,” by John Updike, from a 1996 issue of the magazine. Hadley is the author of nine books of fiction, including the story collection “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” which was published…
Kate Walbert Reads Stuart Dybek
Aug 1, 2018 • 38 min
Kate Walbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Pet Milk,” by Stuart Dybek, from a 1984 issue of the magazine.
Ottessa Moshfegh Reads Sheila Heti
Jul 2, 2018 • 45 min
Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “My Life Is a Joke,” by Sheila Heti, from a 2015 issue of the magazine.
A. M. Homes Reads Margaret Atwood
Jun 1, 2018 • 68 min
A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Stone Mattress,” from a 2011 issue of The New Yorker.
Hari Kunzru Reads Robert Coover
May 1, 2018 • 64 min
Hari Kunzru reads and discusses “The Colonel’s Daughter,” by Robert Coover, from a 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
Mohsin Hamid Reads Jorge Luis Borges
Apr 2, 2018 • 47 min
Mohsin Hamid joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Book of Sand,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1976 issue of the magazine.
Lorrie Moore Reads Antonya Nelson
Mar 2, 2018 • 69 min
Lorrie Moore joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Naked Ladies,” by Antonya Nelson, from a 1992 issue of the magazine.
Colin Barrett Reads Joy Williams
Feb 2, 2018 • 49 min
Colin Barrett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Stuff” by Joy Williams, from a 2016 issue of the magazine.
David Sedaris Reads Wells Tower
Jan 2, 2018 • 54 min
David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Leopard,” by Wells Tower from a 2008 issue of the magazine.
Fiction Podcast Bonus: David Sedaris Reads Miranda July
Dec 22, 2017 • 32 min
Last month, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Fiction Podcast, we asked you to vote for your favorite episode from our first ten years. The winner was an episode from 2012, in which David Sedaris read and discussed “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July.…
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads Yiyun Li
Dec 1, 2017 • 70 min
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Extra,” by Yiyun Li from a 2003 issue of the magazine.
Lauren Groff Reads Shirley Hazzard
Nov 1, 2017 • 54 min
Lauren Groff joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Hazzard’s “In These Islands,” from a 1990 issue of the magazine.
Matthew Klam Reads John Updike
Oct 2, 2017 • 59 min
Matthew Klam joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Updike’s “Twin Beds in Rome,” from a 1964 issue of the magazine.
Curtis Sittenfeld Reads Tessa Hadley
Sep 1, 2017 • 59 min
Curtis Sittenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tessa Hadley’s “The Surrogate,” from a 2003 issue of the magazine.
Akhil Sharma Reads Jeffrey Eugenides
Aug 1, 2017 • 56 min
Akhil Sharma reads and discusses “Baster,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Gabe Hudson Reads Robert Coover
Jul 3, 2017 • 29 min
Gabe Hudson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Coover’s “The Frog Prince,” from a 2014 issue of the magazine.
Colm Tóibín Reads Mary Lavin
Jun 1, 2017 • 71 min
Colm Tóibín reads and discusses “In The Middle of The Fields,” by Mary Lavin.
Rachel Kushner Reads Thom Jones
May 1, 2017 • 70 min
Rachel Kushner reads and discusses “The Black Lights,” by Thom Jones.
Salman Rushdie Reads Italo Calvino
Apr 3, 2017 • 43 min
Salman Rushdie reads and discusses “Love Far From Home,” by Italo Calvino
Mary Gaitskill Reads John Cheever
Mar 1, 2017 • 60 min
Mary Gaitskill reads and discusses “The Five-Forty-Eight,” by John Cheever.
Junot Díaz Reads Edwidge Danticat
Feb 1, 2017 • 55 min
Junot Díaz reads and discusses “Seven,” by Edwidge Danticat.
Richard Powers Reads Steven Millhauser
Jan 3, 2017 • 57 min
Richard Powers reads and discusses “A Visit,” by Steven Millhauser
David Means Reads Sherman Alexie
Dec 1, 2016 • 51 min
David Means reads and discusses “The Toughest Indian in the World,” by Sherman Alexie.
Ben Marcus Reads Mary Gaitskill
Nov 1, 2016 • 55 min
Ben Marcus reads and discusses “A Dream of Men,” by Mary Gaitskill.
Karen Russell Reads Mavis Gallant
Oct 3, 2016 • 37 min
Karen Russell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Mavis Gallant’s “From the Fifteenth District,” from a 1978 issue of the magazine.
Annie Proulx Reads J. F. Powers
Sep 1, 2016 • 48 min
Annie Proulx joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss J. F. Powers’s “A Losing Game,” from a 1955 issue of the magazine.
Alice Mattison Reads Lore Segal
Aug 1, 2016 • 58 min
Alice Mattison reads “The First American” by Lore Segal.
Ben Lerner Reads John Berger
Jul 1, 2016 • 50 min
Ben Lerner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Berger’s “Woven, Sir,” from a 2001 issue of the magazine.
Karl Ove Knausgaard Reads V. S. Naipaul
Jun 1, 2016 • 69 min
Karl Ove Knausgaard joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss V. S. Naipaul’s “Jack’s Garden,” from a 1986 issue of the magazine.
Dana Spiotta Reads Joy Williams
May 2, 2016 • 39 min
Dana Spiotta joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Joy Williams’s “Chicken Hill,” from a 2015 issue of the magazine.
Anne Enright Reads Frank O’Connor
Apr 1, 2016 • 47 min
Anne Enright joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Frank O’Connor’s “The Masculine Principle,” from a 1950 issue of the magazine.
EXTRA - Introducing The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker
Mar 15, 2016 • 81 min
Beginning March 21, you’ll be able to hear the stories that appear in The New Yorker, read by their authors, on our new podcast, The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker. For this special, one-time preview episode of the podcast, we’ve put…
Jonathan Franzen Reads David Means
Mar 1, 2016 • 48 min
Jonathan Franzen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means’s “The Spot,” from a 2006 issue of the magazine.
Kevin Barry Reads Brian Friel
Feb 1, 2016 • 43 min
Kevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Brian Friel’s “The Saucer of Larks,” from a 1960 issue of the magazine.
Rivka Galchen Read Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jan 4, 2016 • 62 min
Rivka Galchen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Isaac Bashevis Singer’s “The Cafeteria,” from a 1968 issue of the magazine.
Andrew O’Hagan Reads Edna O’Brien
Dec 1, 2015 • 55 min
Andrew O’Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Edna O’Brien’s “The Widow,” from a 1989 issue of the magazine.
Lydia Davis Reads Robert Gorham Davis
Nov 2, 2015 • 44 min
Lydia Davis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Gorham Davis’s “Then We’ll Set it Right,” from a 1943 issue of the magazine.
Allan Gurganus Reads Grace Paley
Oct 1, 2015 • 44 min
Allan Gurganus joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Grace Paley’s “My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,” from a 2002 issue of the magazine.
Lionel Shriver Reads T. C. Boyle
Sep 1, 2015 • 49 min
Lionel Shriver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss T. C. Boyle’s “Chicxulub,” from a 2004 issue of the magazine.
Sam Lipsyte Reads James Purdy
Aug 1, 2015 • 30 min
Sam Lipsyte joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss James Purdy’s “About Jessie Mae,” from a 1957 issue of the magazine.
Yiyun Li Reads Patricia Highsmith
Jul 1, 2015 • 45 min
Yiyun Li joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Patricia Highsmith’s “The Trouble with Mrs. Blynn, the Trouble with the World,” from a 2002 issue of the magazine.
Michael Cunningham Reads Harold Brodkey
Jun 1, 2015 • 75 min
Michael Cunningham joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Harold Brodkey’s “Dumbness Is Everything,” from a 1996 issue of the magazine.
Joshua Ferris Reads Robert Coover
May 1, 2015 • 22 min
Joshua Ferris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Coover’s “Going for a Beer,” from a 2011 issue of the magazine.
Thomas McGuane Reads David Means
Apr 1, 2015 • 39 min
Thomas McGuane joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means’s “The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934,” from a 2010 issue of the magazine.
Etgar Keret Reads Donald Barthelme
Mar 2, 2015 • 29 min
Etgar Keret joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Donald Barthelme’s “Chablis,” from a 1983 issue of the magazine.
Antonya Nelson Reads Tom Drury
Feb 2, 2015 • 51 min
Antonya Nelson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tom Drury’s “Accident at the Sugar Beet,” from a 1992 issue of the magazine.
Joseph O’Neill Reads Muriel Spark
Dec 31, 2014 • 47 min
Joseph O’Neill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Muriel Spark’s “The Ormolu Clock,” from a 1960 issue of the magazine.
Aleksandar Hemon Reads Vladimir Nabokov
Dec 1, 2014 • 54 min
Aleksandar Hemon joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Vladimir Nabokov’s “Pnin,” from a 1953 issue of the magazine.
David Gilbert Reads Steven Polansky
Nov 4, 2014 • 51 min
David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Steven Polansky’s “Leg,” from a 1994 issue of the magazine.
George Saunders Reads Grace Paley And Barry Hannah
Oct 1, 2014 • 37 min
George Saunders joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Grace Paley’s “Love,” from a 1979 issue of the magazine, and Barry Hannah’s “The Wretched Seventies,” from a 1996 issue.
Akhil Sharma Reads Tobias Wolff
Sep 29, 2014 • 37 min
Akhil Sharma joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tobias Wolff’s “The Night In Question,” from a 1996 issue of the magazine.
Joyce Carol Oates Reads Cynthia Ozick
Sep 29, 2014 • 27 min
Joyce Carol Oates joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl,” from a 1980 issue of the magazine.
Miranda July Reads Janet Frame
Sep 29, 2014 • 31 min
Miranda July joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Janet Frame’s “Prizes,” from a 1962 issue of the magazine.
Rebecca Curtis Reads Leonard Michaels
Sep 29, 2014 • 41 min
Rebecca Curtis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Leonard Michaels’s “The Penultimate Conjecture,” from a 1999 issue of the magazine.
Tim Parks Reads Peter Stamm
Sep 29, 2014 • 58 min
Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.
Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever
Sep 29, 2014 • 40 min
Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”
Jennifer Egan Reads Mary Gaitskill
Mar 4, 2014 • 52 min
Jennifer Egan reads Mary Gaitskill’s “The Other Place.”
T. C. Boyle Reads Donald Barthelme
Feb 4, 2014 • 36 min
T. C. Boyle reads two short stories by Donald Barthelme: “Game” and “The School.”
Paul Theroux Reads Elizabeth Taylor
Jan 3, 2014 • 45 min
Paul Theroux reads “The Letter Writers,” by Elizabeth Taylor, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1958.
Jonathan Safran Foer Reads Amos Oz
Dec 3, 2013 • 34 min
Jonathan Safran Foer reads Amos Oz’s “The King of Norway,” which first appeared in The New Yorker in 2011.
Louise Erdrich Reads Joyce Carol Oates
Nov 2, 2013 • 57 min
On this month’s fiction podcast, Louise Erdrich reads “Mastiff,” by Joyce Carol Oates, which appeared in the magazine in 2013. Erdrich’s latest book, “The Round House,” won the National Book Award in 2012.
Jonathan Lethem Reads V. S. Pritchett
Oct 2, 2013 • 44 min
On this month’s fiction podcast, Jonathan Lethem reads “The Rescue,” by V. S. Pritchett, which was first published in The New Yorker in 1973 and can be found in Pritchett’s “Complete Collected Stories.” (Lethem’s most recent fiction in the magazine, “The…
Rick Bass Reads Thomas McGuane
Sep 4, 2013 • 37 min
Rick Bass reads “Ice,” by Thomas McGuane.
Donald Antrim Reads Denis Johnson
Aug 2, 2013 • 28 min
Donald Antrim reads “Work,” by Denis Johnson.
Gary Shteyngart Reads Lorrie Moore
Jul 3, 2013 • 35 min
Gary Shteyngart reads “Paper Losses,” by Lorrie Moore.
Robert Coover Reads Italo Calvino
Jun 4, 2013 • 47 min
Robert Coover reads “The Daughters of the Moon,” by Italo Calvino.
Richard Ford Reads Harold Brodkey
May 4, 2013 • 51 min
Richard Ford reads “The State of Grace,” by Harold Brodkey.
Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant
Apr 2, 2013 • 48 min
Margaret Atwood reads “Voices Lost in Snow,” by Mavis Gallant.
Edwidge Danticat Reads Jamaica Kincaid
Mar 6, 2013 • 36 min
Edwidge Danticat reads “Girl” and “Wingless,” by Jamaica Kincaid.
Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano
Feb 2, 2013 • 39 min
Francisco Goldman reads “Clara,” by Roberto Bolano.
Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell
Jan 3, 2013 • 21 min
Tony Earley reads “Love,” by William Maxwell.
Hisham Matar Reads Jorge Luis Borges
Dec 4, 2012 • 39 min
Hisham Matar reads “Shakespeare’s Memory,” by Jorge Luis Borges.
David Sedaris Reads Miranda July
Nov 1, 2012 • 31 min
David Sedaris reads “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July.
Sherman Alexie Reads Jessamyn West
Oct 4, 2012 • 47 min
Sherman Alexie reads “The Lesson,” by Jessamyn West.
Tessa Hadley Reads Nadine Gordimer
Sep 5, 2012 • 52 min
In this month’s fiction podcast, Tessa Hadley reads “City Lovers,” a story by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The story, which was published in The New Yorker in 1975, focusses on a love affair between a white man and…
Maile Meloy Reads Laurie Colwin
Aug 2, 2012 • 22 min
Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin’s “Mr. Parker” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Mr. Parker” was published in the April 14, 1973, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “Passion and Affect.” Maile Meloy’s…
James Salter Reads Reynolds Price
Jun 30, 2012 • 43 min
James Salter reads Reynolds Price’s “His Final Mother” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “His Final Mother” was published in the May 21, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “Reynolds Price: The…
Dave Eggers Reads Roddy Doyle
Jun 2, 2012 • 49 min
Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle’s “Bullfighting,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Bullfighting” was published in the April 28, 2008, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “Bullfighting: Stories.” Dave Eggers’s…
Matthew Klam Reads Charles D’Ambrosio
May 1, 2012 • 61 min
Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio’s “The Point” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “The Point” was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D’Ambrosio’s first…
Colm Toibin Reads Sylvia Townsend Warner
Mar 17, 2012 • 45 min
Colm Toibin reads Sylvia Townsend Warner’s “The Children’s Grandmother,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “The Children’s Grandmother” was published in the November 25, 1950, issue of The New Yorker and can be found…
Nicole Krauss Reads Bruno Schulz
Feb 17, 2012 • 30 min
Nicole Krauss reads Bruno Schulz’s “Father’s Last Escape,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Father’s Last Escape” was published in the January 2, 1978, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “The Street of…
Thomas Beller Reads Niccolo Tucci
Jan 19, 2012 • 36 min
Thomas Beller reads Niccolo Tucci’s “The Evolution of Knowledge,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “The Evolution of Knowledge” was published in the April 12, 1947, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “The…
Tea Obreht Reads Stephanie Vaughn
Dec 16, 2011 • 44 min
Tea Obreht reads Stephanie Vaughn’s “Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog” was published in the June 5, 1978, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “Sweet…
Said Sayrafiezadeh Reads Thomas Beller
Nov 19, 2011 • 42 min
Said Sayrafiezadeh reads Thomas Beller’s “A Different Kind of Imperfection,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “A Different Kind of Imperfection” was published in the February 11, 1991, issue of The New Yorker and…
Colum McCann Reads Benedict Kiely
Oct 19, 2011 • 58 min
Colum McCann reads Benedict Kiely’s “Bluebell Meadow,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Bluebell Meadow” was published in the April 14, 1975, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in “The Collected Stories of…
Ben Marcus Reads Kazuo Ishiguro
Sep 21, 2011 • 39 min
Ben Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro’s “A Village After Dark,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “A Village After Dark” was published in the May 21, 2001, issue of The New Yorker. Ben Marcus’s upcoming book, “The Flame…
Salman Rushdie Reads Donald Barthelme
Aug 19, 2011 • 24 min
Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme’s “Concerning the Bodyguard,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Concerning the Bodyguard” was published in the October 16, 1978, issue of The New Yorker, and was collected in…
ZZ Packer Reads Stuart Dybek
Jul 16, 2011 • 47 min
ZZ Packer reads Stuart Dybek’s “Paper Lantern,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Paper Lantern” was published in the November 27, 1995, issue of The New Yorker, and was reprinted in “The Best American Short Stories…
Lauren Groff Reads Alice Munro
Jun 21, 2011 • 46 min
Lauren Groff reads Alice Munro’s “Axis,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Axis” was published in the January 31, 2011, issue of The New Yorker.
Allegra Goodman Reads John Updike
May 21, 2011 • 29 min
Allegra Goodman reads John Updike’s “A & P,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “A & P” was published in the July 22, 1961, issue of The New Yorker and is collected in “The Early Stories: 1953-1975.”
Sam Lipsyte Reads Thomas McGuane
Apr 21, 2011 • 32 min
Sam Lipsyte reads Thomas McGuane’s “Cowboy,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “Cowboy” was published in the September 19, 2005, issue of The New Yorker and is collected in “Gallatin Canyon.”
Daniel Alarcon Reads Roberto Bolano
Mar 18, 2011 • 30 min
Daniel Alarcon reads Roberto Bolano’s “Gomez Palacio.”
Anne Enright Reads John Cheever
Feb 17, 2011 • 42 min
Anne Enright reads John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”
Hilton Als Reads James McCourt
Jan 21, 2011 • 43 min
Hilton Als reads James McCourt’s “Kaye Wayfaring in ‘Avenged’”
Cynthia Ozick Reads Steven Millhauser
Dec 17, 2010 • 36 min
Cynthia Ozick reads Steven Millhauser’s “In the Reign of Harad IV.”
Jennifer Egan Reads Lore Segal
Nov 19, 2010 • 44 min
Jennifer Egan reads Lore Segal’s “The Reverse Bug.”
David Means Reads Raymond Carver
Oct 15, 2010 • 25 min
David Means reads Raymond Carver’s “Chef’s House.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reads Jamaica Kincaid
Sep 11, 2010 • 28 min
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid’s “Figures in the Distance.”
Chris Adrian Reads Donald Barthelme
Aug 12, 2010 • 28 min
Chris Adrian reads Donald Barthelme’s “The Indian Uprising.”
Salvatore Scibona Reads Denis Johnson
Jul 13, 2010 • 36 min
Salvatore Scibona reads Denis Johnson’s “Two Men.”
Rivka Galchen Reads Leonard Michaels
Jun 5, 2010 • 40 min
Rivka Galchen reads Leonard Michaels’s “Cryptology.”
Monica Ali Reads Joshua Ferris
May 13, 2010 • 46 min
Monica Ali reads Joshua Ferris’s “The Dinner Party.”
Chang-Rae Lee Reads Don DeLillo
Apr 13, 2010 • 34 min
Chang-Rae Lee reads Don DeLillo’s “Baader-Meinhof.”
Lorrie Moore Reads Julie Hayden
Mar 19, 2010 • 50 min
Lorrie Moore reads Julie Hayden’s “Day-Old Baby Rats.”
Julian Barnes Reads Frank O’Connor
Feb 12, 2010 • 34 min
Julian Barnes reads Frank O’Connor’s “The Man of the World.”
Karen Russell Reads Carson McCullers
Jan 14, 2010 • 25 min
Karen Russell reads Carson McCullers’s “The Jockey.”
Junot Diaz Reads Edwidge Danticat
Dec 15, 2009 • 37 min
Junot Diaz reads Edwidge Danticat’s “Water Child.”
Yiyun Li Reads John McGahern
Nov 12, 2009 • 38 min
Yiyun Li reads John McGahern’s “The Wine Breath.”
Orhan Pamuk Reads Vladimir Nabokov
Oct 13, 2009 • 35 min
Orhan Pamuk reads Vladimir Nabokov’s “My Russian Education” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Marisa Silver Reads Peter Taylor
Sep 11, 2009 • 33 min
Marisa Silver reads Peter Taylor’s “Porte-Cochere” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Joshua Ferris Reads George Saunders
Aug 10, 2009 • 22 min
Joshua Ferris reads George Saunders’s “Adams” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
David Bezmozgis Reads Sergei Dovlatov
Jul 7, 2009 • 35 min
David Bezmozgis reads Sergei Dovlatov’s “The Colonel Says I Love You” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Jonathan Franzen Reads Veronica Geng
Jun 1, 2009 • 26 min
Jonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng’s “Love Trouble Is My Business” and Ian Frazier’s “Coyote v. Acme” and discusses them with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Tobias Wolff Reads Denis Johnson
May 8, 2009 • 38 min
Tobias Wolff reads Denis Johnson’s “Emergency” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Nathan Englander Reads Isaac Bashevis Singer
Apr 10, 2009 • 31 min
Nathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Disguised” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Joyce Carol Oates Reads Eudora Welty
Mar 9, 2009 • 21 min
Joyce Carol Oates reads Eudora Welty’s short story “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Roger Angell Reads John Updike
Feb 11, 2009 • 35 min
Roger Angell reads John Updike’s short story “Playing with Dynamite,” and talks with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.
Thomas McGuane Reads James Salter
Jan 10, 2009 • 33 min
Thomas McGuane reads James Salter’s “Last Night,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Roddy Doyle Reads Maeve Brennan
Dec 12, 2008 • 30 min
Roddy Doyle reads Maeve Brennan’s short story “Christmas Eve,” and discusses Brennan’s relationship with Ireland and Doyle’s own family, with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson
Nov 12, 2008 • 31 min
A. M. Homes reads Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Gary Shteyngart Reads Andrea Lee
Oct 9, 2008 • 33 min
Gary Shteyngart reads Andrea Lee’s short story “Brothers and Sisters Around the World,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Tobias Wolff Reads Stephanie Vaughn
Sep 12, 2008 • 40 min
Tobias Wolff reads Stephanie Vaughn’s short story “Dog Heaven,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Jeffrey Eugenides Reads Harold Brodkey
Aug 7, 2008 • 24 min
Jeffrey Eugenides reads Harold Brodkey’s short story “Spring Fugue,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Aleksandar Hemon Discusses Bernard Malamud
Jul 9, 2008 • 27 min
Aleksandar Hemon discusses Bernard Malamud’s short story “A Summer’s Reading” with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Mary Gaitskill Reads Vladimir Nabokov
Jun 2, 2008 • 27 min
Mary Gaitskill reads “Symbols and Signs,” Vladimir Nabokov’s first story published in The New Yorker, and discusses it with fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
Hilton Als Discusses Jean Stafford
May 5, 2008 • 36 min
Invalid Souls: Hilton Als discusses Jean Stafford and her story “Children Are Bored on Sunday” with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. Reading by Eliza Foss.
Louise Erdrich Reads Lorrie Moore
Apr 9, 2008 • 31 min
Louise Erdrich reads Lorrie Moores short story “Dance in America” and discusses Moore with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Jonathan Lethem Reads James Thurber
Mar 3, 2008 • 18 min
Jonathan Lethem reads James Thurber’s short story “The Wood Duck” and discusses Thurber with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads Tobias Wolff
Feb 11, 2008 • 19 min
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the Brain” and discusses Wolff with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
E. L. Doctorow Reads John O’Hara
Jan 7, 2008 • 19 min
E. L. Doctorow reads John O’Hara’s short story “Graven Image” and discusses O’Hara with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Jhumpa Lahiri Reads William Trevor
Dec 10, 2007 • 37 min
Jhumpa Lahiri reads the short story “A Day,” by William Trevor, and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Triesman.
Antonya Nelson Reads Mavis Gallant
Nov 5, 2007 • 32 min
Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant’s short story “When We Were Nearly Young” and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Paul Theroux Reads Jorge Luis Borges
Oct 8, 2007 • 21 min
Paul Theroux reads Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “The Gospel According to Mark” and discusses Borges with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. “The Gospel According to Mark” was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1971.
Nell Freudenberger Discusses Grace Paley
Sep 10, 2007 • 33 min
Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley’s short story “Somewhere Else” with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The podcast includes a reading of the story by Barbara Rosenblatt. “Somewhere Else” was published in The New Yorker on October…
George Saunders Reads Isaac Babel
Aug 6, 2007 • 23 min
George Saunders reads Isaac Babel’s short story “You Must Know Everything” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Donald Antrim Reads Donald Barthelme
Jul 9, 2007 • 17 min
Donald Antrim reads Donald Barthelme’s 1974 short story “I Bought a Little City” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Junot Díaz Reads How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)
Jun 1, 2007 • 17 min
Junot Díaz reads a story; Edwidge Danticat and Deborah Treisman discuss.
Richard Ford Reads John Cheever
May 3, 2007 • 11 min
Richard Ford reads “Reunion” by John Cheever.