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

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

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

Thomas McGuane Reads "Wide Spot"
Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year....

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Thomas McGuane Reads "Wide Spot"
Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year....

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Garth Greenwell Reads "Harbor"
Garth Greenwell reads his story from the September 16, 2019, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, "Cleanness," will be published in January....

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Louise Erdrich Reads "The Stone"
Louise Erdrich reads her story from the September 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novels include "LaRose" and "The Round House," which won the National Book Award in 2012....

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Louise Erdrich Reads "The Stone"
Louise Erdrich reads her story from the September 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novels include "LaRose" and "The Round House," which won the National Book Award in 2012....

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Kate Walbert Reads "To Do"
Kate Walbert reads her story from the September 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Walbert's novels include "Our Kind," "A Short History of Women," and "His Favorites." A new story collection, "She Was Like That," will be published in October....

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J. Robert Lennon Reads "The Loop"
J. Robert Lennon reads his story from the August 26, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lennon is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel "Broken River" and the story collection "See You in Paradise."...

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George Saunders Reads "Elliott Spencer"
George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, 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 short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "Tenth of December."...

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Elizabeth Strout Reads "Motherless Child"
Elizabeth Strout reads her story from the August 5 & 12, 2019, issue of the magazine. Strout is the author of six books of fiction, including "My Name Is Lucy Barton" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A new book, "Olive, Again," will be published in October....

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Salman Rushdie Reads "The Little King"
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September....

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Hanif Kureishi Reads "She Said He Said"
Hanif Kureishi reads his story from the July 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Kureishi is the author of numerous plays, screenplays, and novels, including "The Buddha of Suburbia," "Intimacy," "The Last Word," and "Nothing." A new collection of fiction and essays, "What Happened?," will be published in October....

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David Rabe Reads "Uncle Jim Called"
David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including "Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," and "Visiting Edna." His novels include "Recital of the Dog" and "Girl by the Road at Night."...

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Emma Cline Reads "Son of Friedman"
Emma Cline reads her story from the July 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017....

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Mary Grimm Reads "Back Then"
Mary Grimm reads her story from the June 24, 2019 issue of the magazine. Grimm, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of the novel "Left to Themselves," and is currently at work on a historical novel....

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Andrea Lee Reads "The Children"
Andrea Lee reads her story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, 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 story collection, "Red Island House," will be published in 2021....

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Han Ong Reads "Javi"
Han Ong reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, 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."...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads "Conduction"
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, "The Water Dancer," from which this story is adapted, will be published in September....

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Ayşegül Savaş Reads "Canvas"
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the June 3, 2019, issue of the magazine. Savaş is a Turkish writer who lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Her first novel, "Walking on the Ceiling," was published in April....

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Ben Lerner Reads "Ross Perot and China"
Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was adapted, will be published in October....

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Camille Bordas Reads "The Presentation on Egypt"
Camille Bordas reads her story from the May 20, 2019, 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....

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Lauren Groff Reads "Brawler"
Lauren Groff reads her story from the May 13, 2019, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," which came out last year, won the Story Prize in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award....

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Greg Jackson Reads "Poetry"
Greg Jackson reads his story from the April 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of the story collection "Prodigals" and the winner of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and the Bard Fiction Prize....

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Catherine Lacey Reads "Cut"
Catherine Lacey reads her story from the April 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lacey has published two novels, "Nobody is Ever Missing" and "The Answers," as well as the story collection "Certain American States," which came out last year....

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Pat Barker Reads "Medusa"
Pat Barker reads her story from the April 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Barker is the author of fourteen novels, including "Regeneration," "The Ghost Road," which won the Booker Prize, and, most recently, "The Silence of the Girls," which was published in 2018....

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Te-Ping Chen Reads “Lulu”
Te-Ping Chen reads her story “Lulu,” from the April 8, 2019, issue of the magazine. Chen is a writer and journalist based in Philadelphia. She is working on her first collection of stories....

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Colson Whitehead Reads “The Match”
Colson Whitehead reads his story “The Match,” from the April 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Whitehead has published six novels, including “The Intuitionist” and “The Underground Railroad,” which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His new novel, “The Nickel Boys,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July....

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Lore Segal Reads “Dandelion”
Lore Segal reads her story “Dandelion,” from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of three story collections and five novels, including “Her First American” and “Half the Kingdom.” A new book, “The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing,” will be published in June....

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Sally Rooney Reads “Color and Light”
Sally Rooney reads her story “Color and Light,” from the March 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of two novels, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People,” which was published last year and won the Costa Book Award....

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Yiyun Li Reads "All Will Be Well"
Yiyun Li reads her story "All Will Be Well," from the March 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and three novels, "The Vagrants," "Kinder Than Solitude," and "Where Reasons End," which was published last year....

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Jonathan Lethem Reads "The Starlet Apartments"
Jonathan Lethem reads his short story from the March 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of more than fifteen books of fiction, including the novels "The Fortress of Solitude," "A Gambler's Anatomy," and "The Feral Detective," which was published last year....

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Leïla Slimani Reads "The Confession"
Leïla Slimani reads her short story from the February 18 & 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Slimani is the author of the novel "The Perfect Nanny," which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 2016 and was published in the U.S. last year. Another novel. "Adele," was published here in January....

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T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads "Asleep at the Wheel"
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the February 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published in April....

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Emma Cline Reads "What Can You Do With a General"
Emma Cline reads her short story from the February 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017....

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Salvatore Scibona Reads "Do Not Stop"
Salvatore Scibona reads his short story from the January 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scibona's first novel, "The End," was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His second novel, "The Volunteer," from which this story was adapted, will be published in March....

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Taymour Soomro Reads "Philosophy of the Foot"
Taymour Soomro reads his short story from the January 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. This is Soomro's first fiction publication....

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Mary Gaitskill Reads "Acceptance Journey"
Mary Gaitskill reads her short story from the December 24 & 31, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gaitskill is the author of three novels and three story collections, including "Because They Wanted To" and "Don't Cry." Her novel "Veronica" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2005. Her most recent book is the essay collection "Somebody With a Little Hammer."...

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Linn Ullmann Reads "Time for the Eyes to Adjust"
Linn Ullmann reads her short story from the December 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ullmann is the author of six novels, including "A Blessed Child" and "The Cold Song." "Time for the Eyes to Adjust" is adapted from her novel "Unquiet," which will be published in English in 2019....

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Joy Williams Reads "Chaunt"
Joy Williams reads her short story from the December 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" and "The Visiting Privilege." She won the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1999....

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Garth Greenwell Reads "The Frog King"
Garth Greenwell reads his short story from the November 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016. It won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award....

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Sam Lipsyte Reads "Show Recent Some Love"
Sam Lipsyte reads his short story from the November 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of five books of fiction, including the novel "The Ask" and the story collection "The Fun Parts." A new novel, "Hark," will be published in January....

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Tony Earley Reads "Backpack"
Tony Earley reads his short story from the November 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Earley is the author of five books, including the story collection "Mr. Tall" and the novels "Jim the Boy" and "The Blue Star." He has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 1998....

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Bryan Washington Reads "Waugh"
Bryan Washington reads his short story from the October 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Washington's first collection of stories, "Lot," will be published in March. He lives in Houston....

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Kevin Barry Reads "The Coast of Leitrim"
Kevin Barry reads his short story from the October 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of two story collections, “There Are Little Kingdoms” and “Dark Lies the Island,” as well as the novels “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” for which he won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award....

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Yiyun Li Reads "When We Were Happy We Had Other Names"
Yiyun Li reads her short story from the October 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and two novels, "The Vagrants" and "Kinder Than Solitude." Her book of memoir and essays, "Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life," was published last year. Li has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003....

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Tessa Hadley Reads "Cecilia Awakened"
Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."...

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads "Audition"
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his short story from the September 10, 2018, 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. He won a 2010 Whiting Writers' Award for his memoir "When Skateboards Will Be Free."...

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Sana Krasikov Reads "Ways and Means"
Sana Krasikov reads her short story from the August 27, 2018, 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....

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Callan Wink Reads "A Refugee Crisis"
Callan Wink reads his short story from the August 20, 2018, issue of the magazine. Wink's début story collection, "Dog Run Moon," was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He works as a fly-fishing guide in Montana....

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Richard Ford Reads "Displaced"
Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 & 13, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ford is the author of five short-story collections and seven novels, including "Independence Day," "The Lay of the Land," and "Canada." He is working on a new collection titled "The Irish in America."...

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T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads "I Walk Between the Raindrops"
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the July 30, 2018, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published next year....

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Zadie Smith Reads "Now More Than Ever"
Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February....

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Lauren Groff Reads "Under the Wave"
Lauren Groff reads her story from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," came out last month....

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Joseph O'Neill Reads "The First World"
Joseph O'Neill reads his story from the July 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill is the author of four novels, including "Netherland," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and "The Dog." His first story collection, "Good Trouble," was published this month....

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Gary Shteyngart Reads "The Luck of Kokura"
Gary Shteyngart reads his story from the June 25, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shteyngart has published three novels, including "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," and the memoir "Little Failure." His fourth novel, "Lake Success," from which this story was adapted, comes out in September....

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Weike Wang Reads "Omakase"
Weike Wang reads her story "Omakase," from the June 18, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Wang's first novel, "Chemistry," which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published last year....

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David Gilbert Reads "Fungus"
David Gilbert reads his story "Fungus," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Gilbert is the author of the story collection "Remote Feed," and two novels, "& Sons" and "The Normals."...

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Karen Russell Reads "Orange World"
Karen Russell reads her story "Orange World," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Russell is the author of two short-story collections, and the novel "Swamplandia," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She was included in the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" issue in 2010, and was made a MacArthur Fellow in 2013....

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Ben Marcus Reads "Stay Down and Take It"
Ben Marcus reads his story "Stay Down and Take It," from the May 28, 2018, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two short-story collections, including "The Flame Alphabet" and "Leaving the Sea," which was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. A new story collection, "Notes from the Fog," will be published in August....

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Edwidge Danticat Reads "Without Inspection"
Edwidge Danticat reads her story "Without Inspection," from the May 14th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels "The Dew Breaker" and "Claire of the Sea Light." Her most recent book is the memoir-essay "The Art of Death," which was published last year....

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Robert Coover Reads "Treatments"
Coover is the author of eleven novels, including “The Public Burning,” “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” and “Huck Out West.” His story collection “Going for a Beer” was published earlier this year....

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Yiyun Li Reads "A Flawless Silence”
Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year....

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Keith Gessen Reads "How Did We Come to Know You?"
Keith Gessen reads his story “How Did We Come to Know You?,” from the April 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gessen’s first novel, “All the Sad Young Literary Men,” came out in 2008. His second novel, “A Terrible Country,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July. Gessen is also a translator and a journalist, who has contributed many nonfiction pieces to The New Yorker....

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Camille Bordas Reads "The State of Nature"
Camille Bordas reads her story “The State of Nature,” from the April 9, 2018, 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 last year....

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Sam Allingham Reads "The Intermediate Class"
Sam Allingham reads his story “The Intermediate Class,” from the April 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. Allingham’s first story collection, “The Great American Songbook,” was published in 2016. He has published fiction in One Story, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, among other magazines....

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Tommy Orange Reads "The State"
Tommy Orange reads his story “The State,” from the March 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Orange is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Orange will publish his first novel, "There There," from which this story was adapted in June. This is his first piece of fiction in the magazine....

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Gish Jen Reads "No More Maybe"
Gish Jen reads her story “No More Maybe,” from the March 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Jen has published four novels, including “Mona in the Promised Land” and “World and Town,” and the short-story collection “Who’s Irish?.” Her most recent book is a nonfiction study titled “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.”...

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Joseph O’Neill Reads "The Poltroon Husband"
Joseph O’Neill reads his story "The Poltroon Husband" from the March 12, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 2014. He is also the author of the nonfiction family history “Blood-Dark Track.” This is his fourth story in the magazine....

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Nicole Krauss Reads "Seeing Ershadi"
Nicole Krauss reads her story "Seeing Ershadi," from the March 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark,” which was published last year. Her story “The Young Painters” was included in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Fiction Issue in 2010. She has been publishing fiction in the magazine since 2004....

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Rachel Kushner Reads "Stanville"
Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12 & 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Kushner is the author of two novels, "Telex from Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers," both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her third novel, "The Mars Room," from which this story was adapted, will be published in May....

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Jeffrey Eugenides Reads "Bronze"
Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Eugenides is the author of three novels, including "Middlesex," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His most recent book, the story collection "Fresh Complaint," was published last year....

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Jhumpa Lahiri Reads "The Boundary"
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, 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 her most recent novel, "The Lowland," was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2014....

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David Gates Reads "Texas"
David Gates reads his story from the January 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gates is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel "Preston Falls" and the story collection "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," which was published in 2015....

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Sadia Shepard Reads "Foreign-Returned"
Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. Her first book, "The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir," was published in 2008....

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Colin Barrett Reads "Whoever is There, Come on Through"
Colin Barrett reads his story from the January 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection "Young Skins," which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014....

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Zadie Smith Reads "The Lazy River"
Zadie Smith reads her story from the December 18th & 25th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" will be published in February....

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Thomas McGuane Reads "Riddle"
Thomas McGuane reads his story from the November 13, 2017, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published thirteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon" and "Crow Fair." A new volume, titled "Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories," will be published next year....

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Kristen Roupenian Reads "Cat Person"
Kristen Roupenian reads her story "Cat Person," from the December 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Roupenian recently completed an M.F.A. and is now a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor....

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Will Mackin Reads “The Lost Troop”
Will Mackin reads his story "The Lost Troop,” from the November 27th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, "Bring Out the Dog," in March....

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David Gilbert Reads “The Sightseers”
David Gilbert reads his story from the November 20, 2017, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”...

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Anne Enright Reads "The Hotel"
Anne Enright reads her story from the November 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015....

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Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Sinking of The Houston”
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 30, 2017, issue of the magazine. O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog” which came out in 2014....

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Edwidge Danticat Reads “Sunrise, Sunset”
Edwidge Danticat reads her story from the September 18, 2017, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels “The Dew Breaker” and “Claire of the Sea Light.” Her most recent book is the memoir “The Art of Death,” which was published in July....

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Tessa Hadley Reads “Funny Little Snake”
Tessa Hadley reads her story from the October 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four short-story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” In 2016, she won the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction....

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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Likes”
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story from the October 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” Her story “The Erlking” was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40” issue, in 2010....

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Ben Marcus reads “Blueprints for St. Louis”
Ben Marcus reads his story from the October 2, 2017, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two story collections, including “The Flame Alphabet” and “Leaving the Sea,” which came out in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award....

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Allegra Goodman Reads “F.A.Q.s”
Allegra Goodman reads her story from the September 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Goodman is the author of two story collections and six novels including “Kaaterskill Falls,” “The Cookbook Collector,” and “The Chalk Artist,” which was published earlier this year....

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Miranda July Reads “The Metal Bowl”
Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine.  July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor.  She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” which was published in 2015....

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Lauren Groff Reads “Dogs Go Wolf”
Lauren Groff reads her story from the August 28, 2017, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of the story collection “Delicate Edible Birds” and three novels, including “Arcadia,” which was published in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” which came out in 2015. Her story collection, “Florida," will be published next summer....

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Garth Greenwell Reads “An Evening Out”
Garth Greenwell reads his story from the August 21, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greenwell’s first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published last year. It won the British Book Award for début of the year, and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the Pen/Faulkner Award....

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Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads "Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224)"
Kirstin Valdez Quade reads her story from the July 31, 2017, issue of the magazine. Quade’s début story collection, “A Night at the Fiestas,” was published in 2015 and received the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle....

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Cristina Henríquez Reads “Everything is Far From Here”
Cristina Henríquez reads her story from the July 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Henríquez has published the story collection “Come Together, Fall Apart,” and two novels, including, most recently, “The Book of Unknown Americans.”...

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Andrew Sean Greer reads “It’s a Summer Day”
Andrew Sean Greer reads his story from the June 19, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of five books of fiction, including the novels, “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” and “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.” A new novel, “Less,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in July....

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Will Mackin reads “Crossing the River No Name”
Will Mackin reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, “Bring Out the Dog,” next year....

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Sherman Alexie reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”
Sherman Alexie reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Alexie has published twenty-five books, including the novel “Flight” and the story collections “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “War Dances.” His memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” comes out this month....

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Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Show Don’t Tell”
Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the June 5 & 12, 2017 issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year.  Her first story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” will be published next year....

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Samantha Hunt Reads “A Love Story”
Samantha Hunt reads her story from the May 22, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hunt is the author of the novels “The Seas,” “The Invention of Everything Else,” and “Mr. Splitfoot.” Her first story collection, “The Dark Dark,” will be published in July....

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Etgar Keret Reads “Fly Already”
Etgar Keret reads his story from the May 15, 2017, issue of the magazine. (“Fly Already" was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston.) Keret is the author of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was published in 2015.  His story collection “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012....

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Yiyun Li Reads “A Small Flame”
Yiyun Li reads her story from the May 8, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy and Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Li’s book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published earlier this year.  She’s been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003....

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David Means Reads “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother”
David Means reads his story “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of four story collections, including “The Secret Goldfish” and “The Spot,” and the novel “Hystopia,” which was published last year....

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Lara Vapnyar Reads “Deaf and Blind”
Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Deaf and Blind” from the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar has published two short-story collections and three novels, including “Memoirs of a Muse” and “Still Here,” which came out last year and was included in the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2016.”...

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Akhil Sharma reads “You Are Happy?”
Ahkil Sharma reads his story from the April 17, 2017, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and “Family Life,” for which he won the international Dublin Literary Award in 2016.  His first story collection, “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” will be published in July....

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Emma Cline Reads "Northeast Regional"
Emma Cline reads her story from the April 10, 2017, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” was published in 2016, and was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle. She won The Paris Review’s George Plimpton Award in 2014....

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John Lanchester Reads "Signal"
John Lanchester reads his story from the April 3, 2017, issue of the magazine. Lanchester is a journalist and fiction writer. He’s the author of four novels, including “Fragrant Harbor” and “Capital.”...

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Victor Lodato Reads “Herman Melville, Volume I”
Victor Lodato reads his story from the March 27, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Lodato is a playwright and fiction writer.  His second novel, “Edgar and Lucy,” was published this month.  This is his third story in The New Yorker....

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Anne Enright Reads "Solstice"
Anne Enright reads her story from the March 13, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015. That year, she was appointed Ireland’s first Fiction Laureate....

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Zadie Smith Reads "Crazy They Call Me"
Zadie Smith reads her story from the March 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “White teeth,” "NW," and “Swingtime,” which was published last year....

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Lore Segal Reads "Ladies' Lunch"
Lore Segal reads her story "Ladies' Lunch," from the February 27, 2017, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of five novels, including "Her First American," and "Half The Kingdom, which was published in 2013....

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Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “The Prairie Wife”
Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “The Prairie Wife,” from the February 13th and 20th, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Sittenfeld has published five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year....

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David Gilbert Reads “Underground”
David Gilbert reads his story “Underground,” from the February 6, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Gilbert is the author of one story collection and two novels, “The Normals,” and “& Sons,” which came out in 2013....

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Alix Ohlin Reads “Quarantine”
Alix Ohlin reads her story “Quarantine,” from the January 30, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Ohlin has published two novels and two-short story collections, including “Signs and Wonders,” which came out in 2012.  This is her first story in The New Yorker....

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Elif Batuman Reads “Constructed Worlds”
Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.”  “Constructed Worlds” is adapted from her forthcoming first novel, “The Idiot,” which will be published in March....

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Thomas Pierce Reads "Chairman Spaceman"
Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Pierce's story collection, "Hall of Small Mammals," came out in 2015. His first novel, "The Afterlives," will be published later this year....

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Yiyun Li Reads “On The Street Where You Live”
Yiyun Li reads her story “On The Street Where You Live,” from the January 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl," and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” She has been publishing fiction and non-fiction in The New Yorker since 2003....

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Camille Bordas Reads “Most Die Young”
Camille Bordas reads her story “Most Die Young,” from the January 2, 2017, 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,” will be published in August....

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Joseph O'Neill Reads "Pardon Edward Snowden"
Joseph O’Neill reads his story “Pardon Edward Snowden,” from the December 12, 2016, issue of the magazine.  O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 2014....

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Robert Coover Reads "The Hanging of the Schoolmarm"
Robert Coover reads his story “The Hanging of the Schoolmarm,” from the November 28, 2016, issue of the magazine. Coover is the author of ten novels, including “The Public Burning,” “Ghost Town,” and “The Brunist Day of Wrath.” A new novel, “Huck Out West,” will be published in January....

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Lauren Groff Reads "Flower Hunters"
Lauren Groff reads her story “Flower Hunters,” from the November 21, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Groff is the author of the story collection “Delicate Edible Birds,” and three novels, including “Fates and Furies,” which was published in 2015....

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T.C. Boyle Reads "Are We Not Men?"
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story "Are We Not Men?," from the November 7, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Boyle is the author of sixteen novels, including "The Harder They Come" and "The Terranauts," which came out last month.  He has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker....

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Ottessa Moshfegh Reads "An Honest Woman"
Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Moshfegh is the author of two novels, "McGlue" and "Eileen," and the forthcoming story collection, “Homesick for Another World.” This is her second story in the magazine....

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Kevin Barry Reads "Deer Season"
Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine.  Kevin Barry is the author of two story collections, and two novels, including last years "Beatlebone." He's been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2010....

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Etgar Keret Reads “To the Moon and Back”
Etgar Keret reads his story “To the Moon and Back,” from the October 3, 2016, issue of the magazine. The story was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston. Keret is the author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was pubished in 2015. His story collection, “Suddenly a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012. He’s been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2012....

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Rivka Galchen Reads “How Can I Help?”
Rivka Galchen reads her story “How Can I Help?,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Galchen's story collection, “American Innovations,” was published in 2014. She was included in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 issue in 2010. She's been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2008....

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Robert Coover Reads “Invasion of the Martians”
Robert Coover reads his story “Invasion of the Martians,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Coover is the author of ten novels, including “The Origin of the Brunists, “The Adventures of Lucky Pierre,” and “The Brunist Day of Wrath.” A new novel, “Huck Out West,” will be published next year. This is his seventh story in The New Yorker....

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Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Gender Studies”
Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “Gender Studies,” from the August 29, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep“ and “American Wife.” Her most recent novel, “Eligible,” was published earlier this year. This is her first story in The New Yorker....

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Thomas McGuane Reads “Papaya”
Thomas McGuane reads his story “Papaya,” from the August 22, 2016, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published ten novels and three short story collections, including, most recently, “Crow Fair.” He's been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1994....

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Tessa Hadley Reads “Dido's Lament”
Tessa Hadley reads her story “Dido's Lament,” from the August 8 & 15, 2016, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” She won this year’s Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2002....

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Joshua Ferris Reads “The Abandonment”
Joshua Ferris reads his story “The Abandonment,” from the August 1, 2016, issue of the magazine. Ferris is the author of three novels, including “The Unnamed” and “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2008....

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Joy Williams Reads “Stuff”
Joy Williams reads her story “Stuff,” from the July 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of five story collections and four novels, including “Breaking and Entering” and “The Quick and the Dead.” Her collection “99 Stories of God” was published by Tin House this month. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1981....

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Michael Andreasen Reads “The King's Teacup at Rest”
Michael Andreasen reads his story “The King's Teacup at Rest,” from the July 11, 2016, issue of the magazine. Andreasen has published fiction in "Zoetrope: Allstory" and elsewhere. This is his first story in The New Yorker....

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T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Fugitive”
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story “The Fugitive,” from the July 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Boyle has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker. He is the author of fifteen novels, including “San Miguel” and “The Harder They Come.” His sixteenth novel, “The Terranauts,” will come out in October....

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Paul Theroux Reads “Upside-Down Cake”
Paul Theroux reads his short story “Upside-Down Cake,” from the June 27, 2016, issue of the magazine. Theroux has written more than 50 books of fiction and nonfiction, including “The Mosquito Coast,” “The Great Railway Bazaar,” “The Lower River,” and “Mr. Bones.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1979....

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Karen Russell Reads “The Bog Girl”
Karen Russell reads her story “The Bog Girl,” from the June 20, 2016, issue of the magazine. Russell is the author of two story collections, and the novel “Swamplandia!.” She was included in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” issue in 2010, and is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2005....

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Ben Lerner Reads “The Polish Rider”
Ben Lerner reads his story “The Polish Rider,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station” and “10:04,” and three books of poetry. He’s a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. He has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2012....

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Zadie Smith Reads “Two Men Arrive in a Village”
Zadie Smith reads her story “Two Men Arrive in a Village,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “Swing Time,” which will be published in November. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1999....

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Charles Yu Reads “Fable”
Charles Yu reads his story “Fable,” from the May 30, 2016, issue of the magazine. Yu is the author of two story collections and one novel, “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.”  This is his first story in The New Yorker....

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Lauren Groff Reads “The Midnight Zone”
Lauren Groff reads her story “The Midnight Zone,” from the May 23, 2016, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of one story collection and three novels, including “Arcadia” and “Fates and Furies.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2011....

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Akhil Sharma Reads “A Life of Adventure and Delight”
Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and ”Family Life.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997....

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John L'Heureux Reads ”Three Short Moments in a Long Life"
John L'Heureux reads his story “Three Short Moments in a Long Life,” from the May 9, 2016, issue of the magazine. L'Heureux is the author of twenty books, including the novels, “The Miracle,” and “The Medici Boy.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1980....

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Alexandra Kleeman Reads “Choking Victim”
Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,” which was published in 2015. This is her first story in The New Yorker....

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Lara Vapnyar Reads “Waiting for the Miracle”
Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Waiting for the Miracle,” from the April 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar is the author of two short-story collections, “There are Jews in My House,” and “Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love,” and two novels, “Memoirs of a Muse,” and “The Scent of Pine.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2003....

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Colin Barrett Reads “Anhedonia, Here I Come”
Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2015....

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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “The Burglar”
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story “The Burglar,” from the April 11, 2016, issue of the magazine.Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2008....

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Kevin Canty Reads “God's Work”
Kevin Canty reads his story from the April 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Canty is the author of three short-story collections and four novels, including “A Stranger in the World,” “Where the Money Went,” “Winslow in Love,” and, most recently, “Everything.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997....

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Ian McEwan Reads “My Purple Scented Novel”
Ian McEwan reads his story from the March 28, 2016 issue of the magazine. McEwan has published sixteen books of fiction, including “The Children Act,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Saturday,” and “Atonment.” This story was inspired by “L’image volée,” an exhibition project by Thomas Demand that opens this month at Fondazione Prada, in Milan. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997....

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Introducing The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker
Beginning March 21st, you’ll be able to hear the short 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 together an anthology of recent readings. First, you’ll hear Michael Cunningham reading his updated fairy tale “Little Man”; next will be Zadie Smith reading her story “Escape from New York”; and, finally, Tom Hanks reading his fiction piece “Alan Bean ...

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