Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”
Bryan Washington reads his story from the June 14, 2021, issue of the magazine. Washington is a winner of the Ernest J. Gaines award, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Lambda Literary award. His story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019, and his novel, “Memorial,” came out in 2020....

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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....

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his story from the May 31, 2021, 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. A new collection, “American Estrangement,” will be published in August....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the February 15 & 22, 2021, 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 she was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2014. Her new novel, “Whereabouts,” from which this story is adapted, was published in Italian in  2018 and will come out in Lahiri’s translation in April....

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Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”
Ben Okri reads his story from the February 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Okri is the author of eleven novels, including “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which came out in 2019. His story collection, “Prayer for the Living,” was published in the U.S. this month....

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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....

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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....

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Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”
For a special holiday episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Rebecca Curtis reads “The Christmas Miracle,” her story from the December 23 & 30, 2013, 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....

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Patricia Lockwood Reads “The Winged Thing”
Patricia Lockwood reads her story from the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lockwood has published two collections of poetry and the memoir “Priestdaddy,” which came out in 2017. Her first novel, “No One Is Talking About This,” from which this story is adapted, will come out next year....

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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....

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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....

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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.”...

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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....

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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....

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David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory”
David Rabe reads his story from the October 12, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony-award-winning “Sticks and Bones,” “In the Boom Boom Room,” and “Hurlyburly.” His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.”...

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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....

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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....

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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”
David Wright Faladé reads his story from the August 31, 2020, issue of the magazine. Wright Faladé is the author of the nonfiction book “Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers” and the young-adult novel “Away Running.” This story was adapted from his novel-in-progress “Nigh-On a Brother,” which will be published in 2022....

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David Gilbert Reads “Cicadia”
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 “You Are My Dear Friend”
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....

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Bryan Washington Reads “Heirlooms”
Bryan Washington reads his story from the August 3 & 10, 2020, issue of the magazine. Washington’s first story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019 and his first novel, “Memorial,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in October....

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A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”
A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” in this 2008 episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. The story was originally published in 1948 and is included in the July 27, 2020, issue of The New Yorker—a bonus issue made up of pieces from the magazine’s archive on the subject of American dissent....

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Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman”
Hari Kunzru reads his story from the July 6 & 13, 2020, issue of the magazine. Kunzru is the author of five novels, including “Gods Without Men” and “White Tears.” A new novel, “Red Pill,” from which this story was adapted, will be published this September....

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Emma Cline Reads “White Noise”
Emma Cline reads her short story from the June 8 & 15, 2020, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” winner of the Shirley Jackson award, came out in 2016. Her story collection, “Daddy,” will be published later this year....

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David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking”
David Means reads his short story from the June 1, 2020, 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 last year....

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Fiona McFarlane Reads “Demolition”
Fiona McFarlane reads her story from the May 25, 2020, issue of the magazine. McFarlane is the author of the novel “The Night Guest” and the story collection “The High Places,” which was awarded the international Dylan Thomas Prize in 2017....

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Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Afterlife”
Jonathan Lethem reads his story from the May 18, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of more than fifteen books of fiction, including “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Gambler’s Anatomy,” and “The Feral Detective.” A new novel, “The Arrest,” will be published later this year....

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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Bedtime Story”
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum reads her story from the April 27, 2020, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine Is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.”  Her story collection, “Likes,” will be published in September....

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Ben Lerner Reads “The Media”
Ben Lerner reads his story from the April 20, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station,” “10:04,” and “The Topeka School,” which was published last year. He was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in 2015....

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George Saunders Reads “Love Letter”
George Saunders reads his story from the April 6, 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 “In Persuasion Nation” and “Tenth of December.”...

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Han Ong Reads “Futures”
Han Ong reads his story from the March 30, 2020, 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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Han Ong Reads “Futures”
Han Ong reads his story from the March 30, 2020, 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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Matthew Klam Reads “The Liver”
Matthew Klam reads his story from the March 16, 2020, 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....

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Anne Enright Reads “Night Swim”
Anne Enright reads her story from the March 9, 2020, issue of the magazine. Enright is the author of three short-story collections and seven novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007, and “Actress,” which was published this month....

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Adam Levin Reads “Kid Positive”
Adam Levin reads his story from the March 2, 2020, issue of the magazine. Levin is the author of the novel “The Instructions” and the story collection “Hot Pink.” A new novel, “Bubblegum,” will be published in April....

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Anthony Veasna So Reads “Three Women of Chuck’s Donuts”
Anthony Veasna So reads his story from the February 10, 2020, issue of the magazine. So is an MFA Candidate in Fiction at Syracuse University. His writing has appeared in n+1, Granta, and ZYZZYVA. This is his first piece of fiction in the magazine....

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David Rabe Reads “Things We Worried About When I Was Ten”
David Rabe reads his story from the February 3, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rabe, a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony Award-winning “Sticks and Bones,” “In the Boom Boom Room,” and “Hurlyburly.” His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.”...

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Mary South Reads “You Will Never Be Forgotten”
Mary South reads her story from the January 27, 2020, issue of the magazine. South will publish her first book, the story collection “You Will Never Be Forgotten,” in March....

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Bryan Washington Reads “Visitor”
Bryan Washington reads his story from the January 20, 2020, issue of the magazine. Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree. His first story collection, “Lot,” was published last year....

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Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting”
Douglas Stuart reads his story from the January 13, 2020, issue of the magazine. Stuart, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, will publish his first novel, “Shuggie Bain,” in February. This is his first published piece of fiction....

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Camille Bordas Reads “Only Orange”
Camille Bordas reads “Only Orange,” her story from the December 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. She 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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Clare Sestanovich Reads “Old Hope”
Clare Sestanovich reads her story from the December 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich is working on her first collection of stories. She is a member of The New Yorker’s editorial staff. This is her first story in the magazine....

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Roddy Doyle Reads “The Curfew”
Roddy Doyle reads his story from the December 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of twelve novels, including the Man Booker Prize-winning “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” and “The Dead Republic.” His most recent novel, “Charlie Savage,” came out earlier this year....

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Weike Wang Reads “The Trip”
Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year....

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Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Flier”
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil 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 last year....

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Tiphanie Yanique Reads “God’s Caravan”
Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014....

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Tiphanie Yanique Reads “God’s Caravan”
Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014....

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Tessa Hadley Reads “The Bunty Club”
Tessa Hadley reads “The Bunty Club,” her story from the October 28, 2019, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collections “Married Love” and “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” and the novel “Late in the Day,” which was published earlier this year....

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David Means Reads “Are You Experienced?”
David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, 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 earlier this year....

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Joyce Carol Oates Reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.”...

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Rion Amilcar Scott Reads “Shape-ups at Delilah’s”
Rion Amilcar Scott reads his story “Shape-ups at Delilah’s,” from the October 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scott is the author of two story collections, “Insurrections,” which was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Début Fiction, and “The World Doesn’t Require You,” which was published earlier this year....

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Joy Williams Reads "The Fellow"
Joy Williams reads her story from the September 30, 2019, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Honored Guest" and "99 Stories of God." Her most recent book, "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories," was published in 2015....

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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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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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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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