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This podcast, published by The New Yorker, is a series of monthly readings of and/or conversations about fiction from The New Yorker moderated by editor Deborah Treisman. Readers include such luminaries as Tobias Wolff, Nathan Englander and Joyce Carol Oates.

Current New Yorker Fiction Readings
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Mary LavinColm Tóibín joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Mary Lavin's "In The Middle of The Fields," from a 1961 issueThe New Yorker01:11:51
Thom JonesRachel Kushner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Thom Jones's 'The Black Lights,' from a 1992 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker01:10:23
Italo CalvinoSalman Rushdie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Italo Calvino's "Love Far From Home".The New Yorker00:43:30
John CheeverMary Gaitskill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Cheever's "The Five-Forty-Eight."The New Yorker00:60:55
Edwidge DanticatJunot Díaz joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Edwidge Danticat’s "Seven," from a 2001 issue.The New Yorker00:55:52
Steven MillhauserRichard Powers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Steven Millhauser's A VISIT, from a 1997 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:57:51
Sherman AlexieDavid Means joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Sherman Alexie's "The Toughest Indian in the World"The New Yorker00:51:04
Mary GaitskillBen Marcus joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Mary Gaitskill's "A Dream of Men," from a 1998 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:55:10
Mavis GallantKaren Russell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Mavis Gallant's FROM THE FIFTEENTH DISTRICT.The New Yorker00:37:17
J. F. PowersAnnie Proulx joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss J. F. Powers's A LOSING GAME, from a 1955 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:48:09
Lore SegalAlice Mattison joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Lore Segal’s "The First American."The New Yorker00:58:58
John BergerBen Lerner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Berger's "Woven, Sir," from a 2001 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:50:42
V. S. NaipaulKarl Ove Knausgaard joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss V. S. Naipaul's "Jack's Garden."The New Yorker01:09:39
Dana Spiotta Reads Joy WilliamsDana Spiotta joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Joy Williams’s "Chicken Hill."The New Yorker00:39:26
Anne Enright Reads Frank O'ConnorAnne Enright joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Frank O'Connor's THE MASCULINE PRINCIPLE.The New Yorker00:47:48
Introducing The Author’s VoiceSoon you’ll be able to hear stories read by their authors, on our new podcast. Here, we preview a few.The New Yorker01:21:49
Jonathan Franzen Reads David MeansJonathan Franzen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means's THE SPOT, from a 2006 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:48:55
Kevin Barry Reads Brian FrielKevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Brian Friel's THE SAUCER OF LARKS.The New Yorker00:43:05
Isaac Bashevis SingerRivka Galchen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Isaac Bashevis Singer's THE CAFETERIA.The New Yorker01:02:35
Edna O'BrienAndrew O'Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Edna O'Brien's THE WIDOW, from a 1989 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:55:07
Robert Gorham DavisLydia Davis & Deborah Treisman read and discuss Robert Gorham Davis's "Then We’ll Set it Right."The New Yorker00:44:52
Allan Gurganus Reads Grace PaleyGrace Paley's 'My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,' from a 2002 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:45:44
T. C. BoyleLionel Shriver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss T. C. Boyle’s  "Chicxulub," from a 2004 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:49:17
Sam Lipsyte Reads James PurdySam Lipsyte joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss James Purdy’s "About Jessie Mae," from a 1957 issue of the magazine.The New Yorker00:30:10
Patricia HighsmithWe read and discuss Patricia Highsmith’s "The Trouble with Mrs. Blynn, the Trouble with the World"The New Yorker00:46:35
"Dumbness Is Everything"Michael Cunningham joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Harold Brodkey’s 1996 storyThe New Yorker01:17:22
Robert CooverJoshua Ferris reads "Going for a Beer," by Robert Coover. It’s all over in about a thousand words.The New Yorker00:24:39
David MeansThomas McGuane reads David Means' "The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934," and discusses it...The New Yorker00:39:05
Donald BarthelmeEtgar Keret reads "Chablis," by Donald Barthelme, published in The New Yorker in 1983.The New Yorker00:30:52
Tom DruryAntonya Nelson reads Tom Drury's "Accident at the Sugar Beet," which appeared in the magazine in 1992.The New Yorker00:53:34
Muriel SparkJoseph O’Neill reads Muriel Spark’s 'The Ormolu Clock,' which appeared in the magazine in 1960.The New Yorker00:48:24
"Pnin" by Vladimir NabokovAleksandar Hemon reads and discusses Nabokov’s short story, which was published in The New Yorker, in 1953.The New Yorker00:54:47
"Leg" by Steven PolanskyDavid Gilbert Reads "Leg" by Steven Polansky.The New Yorker00:51:25
George Saunders readsGeorge Saunders reads "Love" Grace Paley and "The Wretched Seventies" Barry HannahThe New Yorker00:38:09
Cheever’s "The Enormous Radio"Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s "The Enormous Radio."The New Yorker00:40:37
Peter StammTim Parks reads Peter Stamm.The New Yorker00:58:39
Leonard MichaelsRebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels.The New Yorker00:42:19
Janet FrameMiranda July reads Janet Frame.The New Yorker00:31:28
Cynthia OzickJoyce Carol Oates reads Cynthia Ozick.The New Yorker00:27:48
Tobias WolffAkhil Sharma reads Tobias Wolff.The New Yorker00:37:10
Mary GaitskillJennifer Egan reads Mary Gaitskill.The New Yorker00:53:08
Donald BarthelmeT. C. Boyle reads Donald Barthelme.The New Yorker00:36:44
Elizabeth TaylorPaul Theroux reads "The Letter Writers," by Elizabeth Taylor, from The New Yorker in 1958The New Yorker00:45:14
Amos OzJonathan Safran Foer reads Amos Oz's "The King of Norway." It first appeared in The New Yorker in 2011The New Yorker00:34:03
Joyce Carol OatesLouise Erdrich reads "Mastiff," by Joyce Carol Oates, which appeared in the magazine earlier this yearThe New Yorker00:57:46
V. S. PritchettJonathan Lethem reads "The Rescue," which was first published in The New Yorker in 1973.The New Yorker00:44:48
Thomas McGuaneRick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.The New Yorker00:37:43
Denis JohnsonDonald Antrim reads "Work," by Denis Johnson.The New Yorker00:28:11
Lorrie MooreGary Shteyngart reads "Paper Losses," by Lorrie Moore.The New Yorker00:36:25
Italo CalvinoRobert Coover reads "The Daughters of the Moon," by Italo Calvino.The New Yorker00:47:51
Harold BrodkeyRichard Ford reads "The State of Grace," by Harold BrodkeyThe New Yorker00:51:07
Mavis Gallant.Margaret Atwood reads "Voices Lost in Snow," by Mavis Gallant.The New Yorker00:48:11
Jamaica KincaidEdwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid.The New Yorker00:36:41
Roberto BolanoFrancisco Goldman reads "Clara," by Roberto Bolano.The New Yorker00:39:29
William MaxwellTony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.The New Yorker00:21:07
Jorge Luis BorgesHisham Matar reads "Shakespeare's Memory," by Jorge Luis Borges.The New Yorker00:39:39
Miranda JulyDavid Sedaris reads "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July.The New Yorker00:31:14
Jessamyn WestSherman Alexie reads "The Lesson," by Jessamyn West.The New Yorker00:47:17
Nadine GordimerTessa Hadley reads "City Lovers," a story about apartheid by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer.The New Yorker00:52:24
Laurie ColwinMaile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin's "Mr. Parker" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:22:23
Reynolds PriceJames Salter reads Reynolds Price's "His Final Mother" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:44:00
Roddy DoyleDave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle's "Bullfighting," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:50:03
Charles D'AmbrosioMatthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, New Yorker.The New Yorker01:02:04
"Transatlantic"This edition of the fiction podcast will take a break from the regular format and will feature Colum McCann reading his own story "Transatlantic." The regular format will resume in May.The New Yorker00:54:52
Sylvia Townsend WarnerColm Toibin reads Sylvia Townsend Warner's "The Children's Grandmother," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:45:22
Bruno SchulzNicole Krauss reads Bruno Schulz's "Father's Last Escape," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:30:03
Niccolo TucciThomas Beller reads Niccolo Tucci's "The Evolution of Knowledge," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:36:23
Stephanie VaughnTea Obreht reads Stephanie Vaughn's "Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:44:59
Thomas BellerSaid Sayrafiezadeh reads Thomas Beller's "A Different Kind of Imperfection," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The work was published in the February 11, 1991, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Seduction Theory."The New Yorker00:42:13
Benedict KielyColum McCann reads Benedict Kiely's "Bluebell Meadow," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:58:59
Kazuo IshiguroBen Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro's "A Village After Dark," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:39:38
Donald BarthelmeSalman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme's "Concerning the Bodyguard," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:24:58
Stuart DybekZZ Packer reads Stuart Dybek's "Paper Lantern," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:47:11
Alice MunroLauren Groff reads Alice Munro's "Axis," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Axis" was published in the January 31, 2011 issue.The New Yorker00:47:04
John UpdikeAllegra Goodman reads John Updike's "A & P," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:29:18
Thomas McGuaneSam Lipsyte reads Thomas McGuane's "Cowboy," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:32:22
"Gomez Palacio"Daniel Alarcon reads Roberto Bolano's "Gomez Palacio."The New Yorker00:30:52
"The Swimmer"Anne Enright reads John Cheever's "The Swimmer."The New Yorker00:42:46
James McCourtHilton Als reads James McCourt's "Kaye Wayfaring in 'Avenged'"The New Yorker00:43:05
Steven MillhauserCynthia Ozick reads Steven Millhauser's "In the Reign of Harad IV."The New Yorker00:36:22
Lore SegalJennifer Egan reads Lore Segal's "The Reverse Bug."The New Yorker00:44:39
Chef's HouseDavid Means reads Raymond Carver's "Chef's House."The New Yorker00:25:52
Jamaica KincaidChimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid's "Figures in the Distance."The New Yorker00:28:11
Donald BarthelmeChris Adrian reads Donald Barthelme's "The Indian Uprising."The New Yorker00:28:11
Denis JohnsonSalvatore Scibona reads Denis Johnson's "Two Men."The New Yorker00:36:59
Leonard MichaelsRivka Galchen reads Leonard Michaels's "Cryptology."The New Yorker00:40:34
Joshua FerrisMonica Ali reads Joshua Ferris's "The Dinner Party."The New Yorker00:46:21
Don DeLilloChang-Rae Lee reads Don DeLillo's "Baader-Meinhof."The New Yorker00:34:13
Julie HaydenLorrie Moore reads Julie Hayden's "Day-Old Baby Rats."The New Yorker00:50:19
Frank O'ConnorJulian Barnes reads Frank O'Connor's "The Man of the World."The New Yorker00:34:15
Carson McCullersKaren Russell reads Carson McCullers's "The Jockey."The New Yorker00:25:52
Edwidge DanticatJunot Diaz reads Edwidge Danticat's "Water Child."The New Yorker00:37:55
John McGahernYiyun Li reads John McGahern's "The Wine Breath."The New Yorker00:38:57
Vladimir NabokovOrhan Pamuk reads Vladimir Nabokov's "My Russian Education" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:35:53
Peter TaylorMarisa Silver reads Peter Taylor's "Porte-Cochere" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:33:04
George SaundersJoshua Ferris reads George Saunders's "Adams" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:22:14
Sergei DovlatovDavid Bezmozgis reads Sergei Dovlatov's "The Colonel Says I Love You" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:35:14
Veronica GengJonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng's "Love Trouble Is My Business" and Ian Frazier's "Coyote v. Acme" and discusses them with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:26:28
Denis JohnsonTobias Wolff reads Denis Johnson's "Emergency" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:38:36
Isaac Bashevis SingerNathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Disguised" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:31:26
Eudora WeltyJoyce Carol Oates reads Eudora Welty's short story "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:22:03
John UpdikeRoger Angell reads John Updike's short story "Playing with Dynamite," and talks with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.The New Yorker00:35:52
James SalterThomas McGuane reads James Salter's "Last Night," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:33:42
Maeve BrennanRoddy Doyle reads Maeve Brennan's short story "Christmas Eve," and discusses Brennan's relationship with Ireland and Doyle's own family, with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:31:01
Frank O'ConnorJulian Barnes reads Frank O'Connor's "The Man of the World."The New Yorker00:34:15
Carson McCullersKaren Russell reads Carson McCullers's "The Jockey."The New Yorker00:25:52
Edwidge DanticatJunot Diaz reads Edwidge Danticat's "Water Child."The New Yorker00:37:55
John McGahernYiyun Li reads John McGahern's "The Wine Breath."The New Yorker00:38:57
Books and BladesOrhan Pamuk reads Vladimir Nabokov's "My Russian Education" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:35:53
Fathers and SonsMarisa Silver reads Peter Taylor's "Porte-Cochere" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:33:04
Human NatureJoshua Ferris reads George Saunders's "Adams" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:22:14
From Russia with LoveDavid Bezmozgis reads Sergei Dovlatov's "The Colonel Says I Love You" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:35:14
Extreme WritingJonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng's "Love Trouble Is My Business" and Ian Frazier's "Coyote v. Acme" and discusses them with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:26:28
Knife in the EyeTobias Wolff reads Denis Johnson's "Emergency" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:38:36
Like Man and WifeNathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story Disguised and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:31:26
Hearing VoicesJoyce Carol Oates reads Eudora Welty's short story "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:22:03
Editing UpdikeRoger Angell reads John Updike's short story "Playing with Dynamite," and talks with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.The New Yorker00:35:52
The Living DeadThomas McGuane reads James Salter's "Last Night," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:33:42
Home for the HolidaysRoddy Doyle reads Maeve Brennan's short story "Christmas Eve," and discusses Brennan's relationship with Ireland and Doyle's own family, with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:31:01
Luck of the DrawA. M. Homes reads Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:32:02
The Curiosity of SistersGary Shteyngart reads Andrea Lee's short story "Brothers and Sisters Around the World," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:33:36
Off BaseTobias Wolff reads Stephanie Vaughn's short story "Dog Heaven," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:40:38
Head ColdJeffrey Eugenides reads Harold Brodkey's short story "Spring Fugue," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:24:36
A List of BooksAleksandar Hemon discusses Bernard Malamud's short story "A Summer's Reading" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:27:41
Sign LanguageMary Gaitskill reads "Symbols and Signs," Vladimir Nabokov's first story published in The New Yorker, and discusses it with fiction editor Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:27:25
Invalid SoulsInvalid Souls: Hilton Als discusses Jean Stafford and her story "Children Are Bored on Sunday" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. Reading by Eliza Foss.The New Yorker00:36:44
This Is ItLouise Erdrich reads Lorrie Moores short story "Dance in America" and discusses Moore with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:31:09
The Wood DuckJonathan Lethem reads James Thurber's short story "The Wood Duck" and discusses Thurber with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:18:54
One with a BulletT. Coraghessan Boyle reads Tobias Wolff's "Bullet in the Brain" and discusses Wolff with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:19:22
Class ActE. L. Doctorow reads John O'Hara's short story "Graven Image" and discusses O'Hara with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:19:22
Open SecretsJhumpa Lahiri reads the short story "A Day," by William Trevor, and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah TriesmanThe New Yorker00:37:39
WaitingAntonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:32:57
Chapter and VersePaul Theroux reads Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Gospel According to Mark" and discusses Borges with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Gospel According to Mark" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1971.The New Yorker00:21:57
Talking PicturesNell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The podcast includes a reading of the story by Barbara Rosenblatt. "Somewhere Else" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1978.The New Yorker00:33:41
Listen and LearnGeorge Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:23:12
Urban PlanningDonald Antrim reads Donald Barthelme's 1974 short story "I Bought a Little City" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.The New Yorker00:17:50
The Dating GameJunot Díaz reads a story; Edwidge Danticat and Deborah Treisman discuss.The New Yorker00:17:38
ReunionsRichard Ford reads a John Cheever story.The New Yorker00:11:54

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