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

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

© Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
95hr 47min
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Thumbnail for "Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Freedom to Move”".
Thumbnail for "Sally Rooney Reads “Opening Theory”".
Thumbnail for "Annie Proulx Reads “The Hadal Zone”".
Thumbnail for "Tessa Hadley Reads “Vincent’s Party”".
Thumbnail for "Roddy Doyle Reads “The Buggy”".
Thumbnail for "Camille Bordas Reads “Chicago on the Seine”".
Thumbnail for "Lore Segal Reads “Beyond Imagining”".
Thumbnail for "André Alexis Reads “Consolation”".
Thumbnail for "Simon Rich Reads “We’re Not So Different, You and I”".
Thumbnail for "Cynan Jones Reads “Pulse”".
Thumbnail for "Joyce Carol Oates Reads “Late Love”".
Thumbnail for "Kevin Barry Reads “Finistère”".
Thumbnail for "Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Bozo”".
Thumbnail for "Mohammed Naseehu Ali Reads “Allah Have Mercy”".
Thumbnail for "Zach Williams Reads “Neighbors”".
Thumbnail for "Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Time Being”".
Thumbnail for "Fiona McFarlane Reads “Hostel”".
Thumbnail for "Thomas Korsgaard Reads “The Spit of Him” ".
Thumbnail for "Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “On the Night of the Khatam”".
The author reads his story from the February 26, 2024, issue of the magazine
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The author reads her story from the February 12 & 19, 2024, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Patrick Langley Reads “Life with Spider”".
The author reads his story from the February 5, 2024, issue of the magazine.
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The author reads his story from the January 22, 2024, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Joy Williams Reads “The Beach House”".
The author reads her story from the January 15, 2024, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Greg Jackson Reads “Wagner in the Desert”".
On a special archival New Years episode, the author reads his story from the July 21, 2014, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Rivka Galchen Reads “Crown Heights North”".
The author reads her story from the January 1 & 8, 2024, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Caleb Crain Reads “Keats at Twenty-Four”".
The author reads his story from the December 11, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Teju Cole Reads “Incoming”".
The author reads his story from the December 4, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Madeleine Thien Reads Yoko Ogawa".
The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss the story “The Cafeteria in the Evening and a Pool in the Rain,” which was published in a 2004 issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Sheila Heti Reads “According to Alice”".
The author reads her story from the November 20, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Clare Sestanovich Reads “Our Time Is Up”".
The author reads her story from the November 13, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Junot Díaz Reads “The Ghosts of Gloria Lara”".
The author reads his story from the November 6, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Han Ong Reads “I Am Pizza Rat”".
The author reads his story from the October 23, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "Mary Costello Reads “The Choc-Ice Woman”".
The author reads her story from the October 16, 2023, issue of the magazine.
Thumbnail for "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. 
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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. 
Thumbnail for "Tessa Hadley on Her Years of Learning to Write".
Tessa Hadley on Her Years of Learning to Write
Thumbnail for "T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The End Is Only a Beginning”".
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The End Is Only a Beginning”
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "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. 
Thumbnail for "Tessa Hadley Reads “The Maths Tutor”".
Tessa Hadley Reads “The Maths Tutor”
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "Paul Yoon Reads “Valley of the Moon”".
Paul Yoon Reads “Valley of the Moon”
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Civil Disturbance”".
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Civil Disturbance”
Thumbnail for "George Saunders Reads “Thursday”".
George Saunders Reads “Thursday”
Thumbnail for "Nicole Krauss Reads “Long Island”".
Nicole Krauss Reads “Long Island”
Thumbnail for "Rebecca Makkai Reads “The Plaza”".
Rebecca Makkai Reads “The Plaza”
Thumbnail for "Rachel Cusk Reads “The Stuntman”".
Rachel Cusk reads her story “The Stuntman,” which appeared in the April 24 & May 1, 2023, issue of the magazine. Cusk, a Guggenheim fellow, is the author of four nonfiction works and eleven novels, including the “Outline” trilogy and, most recently, “Second Place.”
Thumbnail for "Ben Lerner Reads “The Ferry”".
Ben Lerner Reads “The Ferry”
Thumbnail for "Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “False Star”".
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads his story “False Star,” which appeared in the March 20, 2023, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel.
Thumbnail for "Rivka Galchen Reads “How I Became a Vet”".
Rivka Galchen Reads “How I Became a Vet”
Thumbnail for "Allegra Goodman Reads “The Last Grownup”".
Allegra Goodman Reads “The Last Grownup”
Thumbnail for "Clare Sestanovich Reads “Different People”".
Clare Sestanovich Reads “Different People”
Thumbnail for "Yiyun Li Reads “Wednesday’s Child”".
Yiyun Li Reads “Wednesday’s Child”
Thumbnail for "Han Ong Reads “Hammer Attack”".
Han Ong reads his story “Hammer Attack,” which appeared in the January 16, 2023, issue of the magazine. 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.”
Thumbnail for "Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Notions of the Sacred”".
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Notions of the Sacred,” which appeared in the January 2 & 9, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş is the author of two novels, “Walking on the Ceiling,” which was published in 2019, and “White on White,” which came out in 2021.  
Thumbnail for "Matthew Klam Reads “The Other Party”".
Matthew Klam reads his story “The Other Party,” which appeared in the December 19, 2022, issue of the magazine. Klam is the author of the collection “Sam the Cat: And Other Stories” and the novel “Who Is Rich?,” which was published in 2017.
Thumbnail for "Danielle Dutton Reads “My Wonderful Description of Flowers”".
Danielle Dutton Reads “My Wonderful Description of Flowers”
Thumbnail for "Louise Erdrich Reads “The Hollow Children”".
Louise Erdrich reads her story “The Hollow Children,” which appeared in the November 28, 2022, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, most recently “The Sentence” and “The Night Watchman,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2021. 
Thumbnail for "T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “Princess”".
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “Princess”
Thumbnail for "Jonathan Lethem Reads “Narrowing Valley”".
Jonathan Lethem reads his story “Narrowing Valley,” which appeared in the October 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Lethem’s books of fiction include the story collection “Lucky Alan and Other Stories” and the novels “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Feral Detective,” and, most recently, “The Arrest,” which was published in 2020. 
Thumbnail for "Marisa Silver Reads “Tiny Meaningless Things”".
Marisa Silver reads her story “Tiny Meaningless Things,” which appeared in the October 24, 2022, issue of the magazine. Silver is the author of seven books of fiction, including the story collection “Alone with You,” and the novels “Little Nothing” and “The Mysteries,” which was published last year. 
Thumbnail for "David Gilbert Reads “Come Softly to Me”".
David Gilbert reads his story “Come Softly to Me,” which appeared in the October 17, 2022, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed,” and two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”
Thumbnail for "Thomas McGuane Reads “Take Half, Leave Half”".
Thomas McGuane reads his story “Take Half, Leave Half,” which appeared in the October 10, 2022, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including the story collections “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.
Thumbnail for "Nicole Krauss Reads “Shelter”".
Nicole Krauss reads her story “Shelter,” which appeared in the October 3, 2022, issue of the magazine. Kruass 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. 
Thumbnail for "Caleb Crain Reads “Easter”".
Caleb Crain reads his story “Easter,” from the September 26, 2022, issue of the magazine. Crain is the author of one book of nonfiction and two novels, “Necessary Errors” and “Overthrow,” which was published in 2019 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. 
Thumbnail for "Ben Okri Reads “The Secret Source”".
Ben Okri Reads “The Secret Source”
Thumbnail for "Joan Silber Reads “Evolution”".
Joan Silber reads her story “Evolution,” from the September 12, 2022, issue of the magazine. Silber is the author of nine books of fiction, including, most recently, “Secrets of Happiness” and “Improvement,” for which she won the pen/Faulkner Award in 2018.
Thumbnail for "Ben Lerner Reads “Café Loup”".
Ben Lerner Reads “Café Loup”
Thumbnail for "David Sedaris Reads “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July".
David Sedaris Reads “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July
Thumbnail for "Alejandro Zambra Reads “Skyscrapers”".
Alejandro Zambra Reads “Skyscrapers”
Thumbnail for "Sana Krasikov Reads “The Muddle”".
Sana Krasikov reads her story “The Muddle,” from the August 15, 2022, issue of the magazine. Krasikov is the author of the story collection “One More Year,” for which she won the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, and the novel “The Patriots,” which was published in 2017. 
Thumbnail for "Clare Sestanovich Reads “You Tell Me”".
Clare Sestanovich Reads “You Tell Me”
Thumbnail for "Han Ong Reads “Elmhurst”".
Han Ong reads his story “Elmhurst” from the July 25, 2022, 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.”
Thumbnail for "Bryan Washington Reads “Arrivals”".
Bryan Washington Reads “Arrivals”
Thumbnail for "Rachel Kushner Reads “A King Alone”".
Rachel Kushner Reads “A King Alone”
Thumbnail for "Lauren Groff Reads “To Sunland”".
Lauren Groff Reads “To Sunland”
Thumbnail for "Etgar Keret Reads “Mitzvah”".
Etgar Keret reads his story “Mitzvah,” translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen, from the June 27, 2022, issue of the magazine. Keret’s books include the memoir “The Seven Good Years” and the story collections “Suddenly a Knock on the Door” and “Fly Already,” which was published in 2020. 
Thumbnail for "André Alexis Reads “Houyhnhnm”".
André Alexis reads his story “Houyhnhnm,” from the June 20, 2022, issue of the magazine. Alexis received the Windham-Campbell prize for fiction in 2017. His novels include “Childhood,” “Fifteen Dogs,” and “Days by Moonlight,” and his story collection, “The Night Piece,” was published in 2020. 
Thumbnail for "Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Trash”".
Souvankham Thammavongsa reads her story “Trash,” from the June 13, 2022, 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.
Thumbnail for "Joshua Ferris Reads “The Boy Upstairs”".
Joshua Ferris Reads “The Boy Upstairs”
Thumbnail for "Claire-Louise Bennett Reads “Invisible Bird”".
Claire-Louise Bennett reads her story “Invisible Bird,” from the May 30, 2022, issue of the magazine. Bennett is the author of the short-story collection “Pond” and the novel “Checkout 19,” which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. 
Thumbnail for "Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “Occupational Hazards”".
Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “Occupational Hazards”
Thumbnail for "Mohsin Hamid Reads “The Face in the Mirror”".
Mohsin Hamid Reads “The Face in the Mirror”
Thumbnail for "Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Nondisclosure Agreement”".
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Nondisclosure Agreement”
Thumbnail for "Elif Batuman Reads “The Repugnant Conclusion”".
Elif Batuman Reads “The Repugnant Conclusion”
Thumbnail for "Sheila Heti Reads “Just a Little Fever”".
Sheila Heti Reads “Just a Little Fever”
Thumbnail for "Kevin Barry Reads “The Pub with No Beer”".
Kevin Barry Reads “The Pub with No Beer”
Thumbnail for "Tessa Hadley Reads “After the Funeral”".
Tessa Hadley Reads “After the Funeral”
Thumbnail for "Zach Williams Reads “Wood Sorrel House”".
Zach Williams reads his story “Wood Sorrel House,” from the March 21, 2022, issue of the magazine. Williams is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is working on a collection of short stories.
Thumbnail for "Camille Bordas Reads “One Sun Only”".
Camille Bordas reads her story “One Sun Only,” from the March 7, 2022, 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.
Thumbnail for "Claire Keegan Reads “So Late in the Day”".
Claire Keegan Reads “So Late in the Day”
Thumbnail for "Kate Folk Reads “Out There”".
Kate Folk Reads “Out There”
Thumbnail for "Lauren Groff Reads “Annunciation”".
Lauren Groff Reads “Annunciation”
Thumbnail for "Alexander MacLeod Reads “Once Removed”".
Alexander MacLeod Reads “Once Removed”
Thumbnail for "Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Long Distance”".
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Long Distance,” from the January 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019, and her second novel, “White on White,” came out last year.  
Thumbnail for "Jennifer Egan Reads “What the Forest Remembers”".
Jennifer Egan Reads “What the Forest Remembers”
Thumbnail for "Adam Levin Reads “A Lot of Things Have Happened”".
Adam Levin reads his story “A Lot of Things Have Happened,” from the December 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Levin is the author of the story collection “Hot Pink,” and two novels, “The Instructions” and “Bubblegum,” which was published last year. 
Thumbnail for "Madeleine Thien Reads “Lu, Reshaping”".
Madeleine Thien Reads “Lu, Reshaping”
Thumbnail for "Colin Barrett Reads “A Shooting in Rathreedane”".
Colin Barrett Reads “A Shooting in Rathreedane”
Thumbnail for "Kate Walbert Reads “Marriage/Quarantine”".
Kate Walbert Reads “Marriage/Quarantine”
Thumbnail for "Greg Jackson Reads “The Hollow”".
Greg Jackson Reads “The Hollow”
Thumbnail for "Gish Jen Reads “Detective Dog”".
Gish Jen Reads “Detective Dog”
Thumbnail for "Yiyun Li Reads “Hello, Goodbye”".
Yiyun Li reads her story “Hello, Goodbye,” from the November 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and four novels, including “Where Reasons End” and “Must I Go,” which was published last year. She won the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2020. 
Thumbnail for "Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak”".
Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak”
Thumbnail for "David Means Reads “The Depletion Prompts”".
David Means reads his story “The Depletion Prompts,” from the November 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published in 2019. 
Thumbnail for "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. 
Thumbnail for "Karen Russell Reads “The Ghost Birds”".
Karen Russell Reads “The Ghost Birds”
Thumbnail for "Esther Freud Reads “Desire”".
Esther Freud reads her story “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.”
Thumbnail for "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.”
Thumbnail for "George Saunders Reads “The Mom of Bold Action”".
George Saunders Reads “The Mom of Bold Action”
Thumbnail for "Emma Cline Reads “The Iceman”".
Emma Cline reads her story “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.
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hurmat kazmi reads their story “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.
Thumbnail for "Sarah Braunstein Reads “Superstition”".
Sarah Braunstein reads her story “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. 
Thumbnail for "Tessa Hadley Reads “Coda”".
Tessa Hadley Reads “Coda”
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”".
Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”
Thumbnail for "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. 
Thumbnail for "Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”".
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”
Thumbnail for "Margaret Atwood Reads “Old Babes in the Wood”".
Margaret Atwood reads her story 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.
Thumbnail for "Jonas Eika Reads “Alvin”".
Jonas Eika reads his story 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.
Thumbnail for "Clare Sestanovich Reads “Separation”".
Clare Sestanovich reads her story from the April 12, 2021, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich will publish her début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” in June.
Thumbnail for "Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “Featherweight”".
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads his story 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.
Thumbnail for "Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Future Selves”".
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story 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.
Thumbnail for "Imbolo Mbue Reads “The Case for and Against Love Potions”".
Imbolo Mbue reads her story 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.
Thumbnail for "T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Shape of a Teardrop”".
T.Coraghessan Boyle reads his story 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.
Thumbnail for "Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Crooked House”".
Jonathan Lethem reads his story 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.
Thumbnail for "Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Good-Looking”".
Souvankham Thammavongsa reads her story 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.
Thumbnail for "Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”".
Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”
Thumbnail for "Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”".
Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”
Thumbnail for "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. 
Thumbnail for "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.”
Thumbnail for "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. 
Thumbnail for "Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”".
Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”
Thumbnail for "Patricia Lockwood Reads “The Winged Thing”".
Patricia Lockwood Reads “The Winged Thing”
Thumbnail for "Salman Rushdie Reads “The Old Man in the Piazza”".
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the November 23, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published twelve novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children,” “The Satanic Verses,” “The Golden House,” and, most recently, “Quichotte,” which came out last year. 
Thumbnail for "Rebecca Curtis Reads “Hansa and Gretyl and Piece of Shit”".
Rebecca Curtis reads her story from the November 16, 2020, 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. 
Thumbnail for "George Saunders Reads “Ghoul”".
George Saunders reads his story from the November 9, 2020, 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.”
Thumbnail for "Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “A for Alone”".
Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the November 2, 2020, issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of one short-story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” and six novels, including “Prep,” “Eligible,” and “Rodham,” which came out earlier this year. 
Thumbnail for "Roddy Doyle Reads “Life Without Children”".
Roddy Doyle reads his story from the October 19, 2020, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of thirteen novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” and “The Dead Republic.” His most recent novel, “Love,” came out earlier this year. 
Thumbnail for "David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory”".
David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory”
Thumbnail for "Joseph O’Neill Reads “Rainbows”".
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 5, 2020, issue of the magazine. O’Neill is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” came out in 2018. 
Thumbnail for "Douglas Stuart Reads “The Englishman”".
Douglas Stuart reads his story from the September 14, 2020, issue of the magazine. Stuart published his first novel, “Shuggie Bain,” earlier this year. 
Thumbnail for "Susan Choi Reads “Flashlight”".
Susan Choi reads her story from the September 7, 2020, issue of the magazine. Choi is the author of five novels, including “My Education” and “Trust Exercise,” which won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2019. 
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David Wright Faladé Reads “The Sand Banks, 1861”
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David Gilbert reads his story from the August 24, 2020, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.” 
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Madhuri Vijay reads his story from the August 17, 2020, issue of the magazine. Vijay is the author of the novel “The Far Field,” which won the J.C.B prize for literature in 2019. 

Thomas McGuane Reads “Thataway”

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May 19, 202439min 30sec

Thomas McGuane reads his story “Thataway,” 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,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.