Podcast

The New Yorker: Fiction

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

Episodes

  • Samantha Hunt Reads Yiyun Li

    Dec 01 2020

    Samantha Hunt joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Sheltered Woman,” by Yiyun Li, which appeared in a 2014 issue of the magazine. Hunt’s four books of fiction include the story collection “The Dark Dark,” which was published in 2017, and “The Seas,” for which she won the National Book Foundations’s 5 Under 35 Award in 2006.

  • Elizabeth Strout Reads William Trevor

    Nov 01 2020

    Elizabeth Strout joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Bravado,” by William Trevor, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Strout’s most recent book, “Olive Again,” an Oprah’s book-club pick, was published in 2019. 

  • ZZ Packer Reads Lesley Nneka Arimah

    Oct 01 2020

    ZZ Packer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Who Will Greet You At Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Packer’s story collection, “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” was published in 2003.

  • David Gilbert Reads Samantha Hunt

    Sep 01 2020

    David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Three Days,” by Samantha Hunt, which appeared in a 2006 issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”

  • Tommy Orange Reads Louise Erdrich

    Aug 01 2020

    Tommy Orange joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Years of My Birth,” by Louise Erdrich, which appeared in a 2011 issue of the magazine. Orange’s first novel, “There There,” was published in 2018 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

  • Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty

    Jul 01 2020

    Allegra Goodman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You My Love,” by Eudora Welty, which appeared in a 1952 issue of the magazine. Goodman’s books include “The Family Markowitz” and “The Chalk Artist.” 

  • Bryan Washington Reads Haruki Murakami

    Jun 01 2020

    Bryan Washington joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “U.F.O. in Kushiro,” by Haruki Murakami, which first appeared in a 2001 issue of the magazine and was then republished in 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan. Washington’s début story collection, “Lot,” was published last year, and his first novel, “Memorial,” will come out in October. 

  • Kristen Roupenian Reads Shirley Jackson

    May 01 2020

    Kristen Roupenian joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Afternoon in Linen,” by Shirley Jackson, which appeared in a 1943 issue of the magazine. Roupenian’s début story collection, “You Know You Want This,” was published last year, and was just released in paperback under the title “Cat Person and Other Stories.” 

  • Deborah Treisman Reads David Foster Wallace

    Apr 01 2020

    Deborah Treisman reads and discusses “Good People,” by David Foster Wallace, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, was the author of three short-story collections and three novels, including “Infinite Jest,” and “The Pale King,” which was published posthumously, in 2011, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. 

  • Greg Jackson Reads Ann Beattie

    Mar 01 2020

    Greg Jackson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Where You’ll Find Me,” by Ann Beattie, which appeared in a 1986 issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of “Prodigals,” a story collection published in 2016, for which he won the Bard Fiction Prize and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award. 

  • David Rabe Reads John Updike

    Feb 01 2020

    David Rabe joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Other Side of the Street,” by John Updike, which appeared in a 1991 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.” He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theatre Award as a Master American Dramatist in 2014. His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.” ...more

  • Andrea Lee Reads Haruki Murakami

    Jan 01 2020

    Andrea Lee joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Barn Burning,” by Haruki Murakami, which appeared in a 1992 issue of the magazine. Lee’s books of fiction include “Sarah Phillips,” “Interesting Women,” and “Lost Hearts in Italy.” A new book, “Red Island House,” will be published by Scribner in 2021. 

  • Ann Beattie Reads Mavis Gallant

    Dec 01 2019

    Ann Beattie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Dédé,” by Mavis Gallant, which appeared in a 1987 issue of the magazine. Beattie has published eleven story collections and nine novels, including “Mrs. Nixon” and this year’s “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.” She was also a winner of the 2005 Rea Award for the Short Story, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1974. 

  • Garth Greenwell Reads Jean Stafford

    Nov 01 2019

    Garth Greenwell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Shorn Lamb,” by Jean Stafford, which appeared in a 1953 issue of the magazine. Greenwell is a fiction writer, poet, and critic. His 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. 

  • Jhumpa Lahiri Reads Primo Levi

    Oct 01 2019

    Jhumpa Lahiri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Quaestio De Centauris," by Primo Levi, translated, from the Italian, by Jenny McPhee, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of four books of fiction, including the story collection "Interpreter of Maladies," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and the novel "The Lowland." She is the editor of "The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories," which was published in September.

  • Etgar Keret Reads Janet Frame

    Sep 01 2019

    Etgar Keret joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "You Are Now Entering the Human Heart," by Janet Frame, from a 1969 issue of the magazine. Keret has published several short-story collections, including "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God," "The Girl on the Fridge," "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door," and "Fly Already." His memoir, "The Seven Good Years," was published in 2015.

  • Margaret Atwood Reads Alice Munro

    Aug 01 2019

    Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," which won the Booker Prize in 2000, and "Stone Mattress." A winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and the Governor General's Award, among others, she will publish "The Testaments," a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," in September.

  • Kirstin Valdez Quade Reads John L'Heureux

    Jul 01 2019

    Kirstin Valdez Quade joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Long Black Line," by John L'Heureux, from a 2018 issue of the magazine. Quade is the author of the story collection "Night at the Fiestas," which won the National Book Critic Circle's John Leonard Prize and a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation.

  • Andrew Sean Greer Reads Dorothy Parker

    Jun 03 2019

    Andrew Sean Greer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "I Live on Your Visits," by Dorothy Parker, from a 1955 issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of six books of fiction, including "The Confessions of Max Tivoli," "The Story of a Marriage," and "Less," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018. 

  • Emma Cline Reads Miranda July

    May 01 2019

    Emma Cline joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Metal Bowl," by Miranda July, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize.

  • Marisa Silver Reads Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Apr 01 2019

    Marisa Silver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Nawabdin Electrician," by Daniyal Mueenuddin, from a 2007 issue of the magazine. Silver is the author of two short-story collections and four books of fiction, including "The God of War" and "Little Nothing."

  • Joy Williams Reads Don DeLillo

    Mar 01 2019

    Joy Williams joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Itch," by Don DeLillo, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "The Quick and the Dead," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and "Ninety-Nine Stories of God." Her most recent book is "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories."

  • Joseph O'Neill Reads Nadine Gordimer

    Feb 01 2019

    Joseph O'Neill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Pet," by Nadine Gordimer, from a 1962 issue of the magazine. O'Neill's four novels include "The Dog" and "Netherland." His most recent book, the story collection "Good Trouble," was published last year.

  • Orhan Pamuk Reads Jorge Luis Borges

    Jan 02 2019

    Orhan Pamuk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth," by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 issue of the magazine. Pamuk's novels include "Snow," "My Name is Red," and "The Museum of Innocence." He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.

  • Dave Eggers Reads Sam Shepard

    Dec 01 2018

    Dave Eggers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Indianapolis (Highway 74)," by Sam Shepard, from a 2009 issue of the magazine. Eggers is the author of twelve books, including the novels "Heroes of the Frontier," "The Circle," and "The Wild Things." A new novel, "The Parade," will be published in March.

  • Stuart Dybek Reads Steven Millhauser

    Nov 01 2018

    Stuart Dybek joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Miracle Polish," by Steven Millhauser, from a 2011 issue of the magazine. Dybek is a poet and fiction writer, whose story collections include "Paper Lantern: Love Stories" and "Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories." He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007.

  • Roddy Doyle Reads Lorrie Moore

    Oct 01 2018

    Roddy Doyle joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Community Life," by Lorrie Moore, from a 1991 issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of two story collections - "The Deportees and Other Stories" and "Bullfighting" - as well as eleven novels for adults, including "Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha," which won the Booker Prize in 1993, and eight children's books. His most recent novel, "Smile," was published in 2017.

  • Tessa Hadley Reads John Updike

    Sep 03 2018

    Tessa Hadley joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "New York Girl," by John Updike, from a 1996 issue of the magazine. Hadley is the author of nine books of fiction, including the story collection "Bad Dreams and Other Stories," which was published last year. She won the Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction in 2016 and has been publishing in The New Yorker since 2002.

  • Kate Walbert Reads Stuart Dybek

    Aug 01 2018

    Kate Walbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Pet Milk,” by Stuart Dybek, from a 1984 issue of the magazine.

  • Ottessa Moshfegh Reads Sheila Heti

    Jul 02 2018

    Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "My Life Is a Joke," by Sheila Heti, from a 2015 issue of the magazine.

  • A. M. Homes Reads Margaret Atwood

    Jun 01 2018

    A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stone Mattress," from a 2011 issue of The New Yorker.

  • Hari Kunzru Reads Robert Coover

    May 01 2018

    Hari Kunzru reads and discusses “The Colonel's Daughter,” by Robert Coover, from a 2013 issue of The New Yorker.

  • Mohsin Hamid Reads Jorge Luis Borges

    Apr 02 2018

    Mohsin Hamid joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Book of Sand,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1976 issue of the magazine.

  • Lorrie Moore Reads Antonya Nelson

    Mar 02 2018

    Lorrie Moore joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Naked Ladies," by Antonya Nelson, from a 1992 issue of the magazine.

  • Colin Barrett Reads Joy Williams

    Feb 02 2018

    Colin Barrett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stuff" by Joy Williams, from a 2016 issue of the magazine.

  • David Sedaris Reads Wells Tower

    Jan 02 2018

    David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Leopard," by Wells Tower from a 2008 issue of the magazine.

  • Fiction Podcast Bonus: David Sedaris Reads Miranda July

    Dec 22 2017

    Last month, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Fiction Podcast, we asked you to vote for your favorite episode from our first ten years. The winner was an episode from 2012, in which David Sedaris read and discussed "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July. This is a re-release of that podcast.

  • Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads Yiyun Li

    Dec 01 2017

    Sarah Shun-lien Bynum joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Extra,” by Yiyun Li from a 2003 issue of the magazine.

  • Lauren Groff Reads Shirley Hazzard

    Nov 01 2017

    Lauren Groff joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Hazzard’s “In These Islands,” from a 1990 issue of the magazine.

  • Matthew Klam Reads John Updike

    Oct 02 2017

    Matthew Klam joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Updike’s “Twin Beds in Rome,” from a 1964 issue of the magazine.

  • Curtis Sittenfeld Reads Tessa Hadley

    Sep 01 2017

    Curtis Sittenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tessa Hadley’s “The Surrogate,” from a 2003 issue of the magazine.

  • Akhil Sharma Reads Jeffrey Eugenides

    Aug 01 2017

    Akhil Sharma reads and discusses “Baster,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  • Gabe Hudson Reads Robert Coover

    Jul 03 2017

    Gabe Hudson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Coover’s “The Frog Prince,” from a 2014 issue of the magazine.

  • Colm Tóibín Reads Mary Lavin

    Jun 01 2017

    Colm Tóibín reads and discusses “In The Middle of The Fields,” by Mary Lavin.

  • Rachel Kushner Reads Thom Jones

    May 01 2017

    Rachel Kushner reads and discusses “The Black Lights,” by Thom Jones.

  • Salman Rushdie Reads Italo Calvino

    Apr 03 2017

    Salman Rushdie reads and discusses “Love Far From Home,” by Italo Calvino

  • Mary Gaitskill Reads John Cheever

    Mar 01 2017

    Mary Gaitskill reads and discusses “The Five-Forty-Eight,” by John Cheever.

  • Junot Díaz Reads Edwidge Danticat

    Feb 01 2017

    Junot Díaz reads and discusses "Seven," by Edwidge Danticat.

  • Richard Powers Reads Steven Millhauser

    Jan 03 2017

    Richard Powers reads and discusses “A Visit,” by Steven Millhauser

  • David Means Reads Sherman Alexie

    Dec 01 2016

    David Means reads and discusses “The Toughest Indian in the World,” by Sherman Alexie.

  • Ben Marcus Reads Mary Gaitskill

    Nov 01 2016

    Ben Marcus reads and discusses "A Dream of Men," by Mary Gaitskill.

  • Karen Russell Reads Mavis Gallant

    Oct 03 2016

    Karen Russell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Mavis Gallant’s “From the Fifteenth District,” from a 1978 issue of the magazine.

  • Annie Proulx Reads J. F. Powers

    Sep 01 2016

    Annie Proulx joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss J. F. Powers’s “A Losing Game,” from a 1955 issue of the magazine.

  • Alice Mattison Reads Lore Segal

    Aug 01 2016

    Alice Mattison reads "The First American" by Lore Segal.

  • Ben Lerner Reads John Berger

    Jul 01 2016

    Ben Lerner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Berger’s “Woven, Sir,” from a 2001 issue of the magazine.

  • Karl Ove Knausgaard Reads V. S. Naipaul

    Jun 01 2016

    Karl Ove Knausgaard joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss V. S. Naipaul's “Jack's Garden,” from a 1986 issue of the magazine.

  • Dana Spiotta Reads Joy Williams

    May 02 2016

    Dana Spiotta joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Joy Williams’s “Chicken Hill,” from a 2015 issue of the magazine.

  • Anne Enright Reads Frank O'Connor

    Apr 01 2016

    Anne Enright joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Frank O'Connor's "The Masculine Principle," from a 1950 issue of the magazine.

  • EXTRA - Introducing The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker

    Mar 15 2016

    Beginning March 21, you’ll be able to hear the stories that appear in The New Yorker, read by their authors, on our new podcast, The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker. For this special, one-time preview episode of the podcast, we’ve put 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 B...more

  • Jonathan Franzen Reads David Means

    Mar 01 2016

    Jonathan Franzen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means's "The Spot," from a 2006 issue of the magazine.

  • Kevin Barry Reads Brian Friel

    Feb 01 2016

    Kevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Brian Friel's "The Saucer of Larks," from a 1960 issue of the magazine.

  • Rivka Galchen Read Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Jan 04 2016

    Rivka Galchen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Isaac Bashevis Singer's "The Cafeteria," from a 1968 issue of the magazine.

  • Andrew O'Hagan Reads Edna O'Brien

    Dec 01 2015

    Andrew O'Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Edna O'Brien's "The Widow," from a 1989 issue of the magazine.

  • Lydia Davis Reads Robert Gorham Davis

    Nov 02 2015

    Lydia Davis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Gorham Davis's “Then We’ll Set it Right,” from a 1943 issue of the magazine. 

  • Allan Gurganus Reads Grace Paley

    Oct 01 2015

    Allan Gurganus joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Grace Paley’s “My Father Addresses Me on the Facts of Old Age,” from a 2002 issue of the magazine.

  • Lionel Shriver Reads T. C. Boyle

    Sep 01 2015

    Lionel Shriver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss T. C. Boyle’s  “Chicxulub,” from a 2004 issue of the magazine.

  • Sam Lipsyte Reads James Purdy

    Aug 01 2015

    Sam Lipsyte joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss James Purdy’s “About Jessie Mae,” from a 1957 issue of the magazine.

  • Yiyun Li Reads Patricia Highsmith

    Jul 01 2015

    Yiyun Li joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Patricia Highsmith’s “The Trouble with Mrs. Blynn, the Trouble with the World,” from a 2002 issue of the magazine.

  • Michael Cunningham Reads Harold Brodkey

    Jun 01 2015

    Michael Cunningham joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Harold Brodkey’s “Dumbness Is Everything,” from a 1996 issue of the magazine.

  • Joshua Ferris Reads Robert Coover

    May 01 2015

    Joshua Ferris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Coover’s “Going for a Beer,” from a 2011 issue of the magazine.

  • Thomas McGuane Reads David Means

    Apr 02 2015

    Thomas McGuane joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means’s “The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934,” from a 2010 issue of the magazine.

  • Etgar Keret Reads Donald Barthelme

    Mar 03 2015

    Etgar Keret joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Donald Barthelme’s “Chablis,” from a 1983 issue of the magazine.

  • Antonya Nelson Reads Tom Drury

    Feb 03 2015

    Antonya Nelson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tom Drury’s “Accident at the Sugar Beet,” from a 1992 issue of the magazine.

  • Joseph O’Neill Reads Muriel Spark

    Dec 31 2014

    Joseph O’Neill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Muriel Spark’s “The Ormolu Clock,” from a 1960 issue of the magazine.

  • Aleksandar Hemon Reads Vladimir Nabokov

    Dec 01 2014

    Aleksandar Hemon joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Vladimir Nabokov’s “Pnin,” from a 1953 issue of the magazine.

  • David Gilbert Reads Steven Polansky

    Nov 04 2014

    David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Steven Polansky’s “Leg,” from a 1994 issue of the magazine.

  • George Saunders Reads Grace Paley And Barry Hannah

    Oct 01 2014

    George Saunders joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Grace Paley’s “Love,” from a 1979 issue of the magazine, and Barry Hannah’s “The Wretched Seventies,” from a 1996 issue.

  • Akhil Sharma Reads Tobias Wolff

    Sep 30 2014

    Akhil Sharma joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tobias Wolff’s “The Night In Question,” from a 1996 issue of the magazine.

  • Joyce Carol Oates Reads Cynthia Ozick

    Sep 30 2014

    Joyce Carol Oates joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl,” from a 1980 issue of the magazine.

  • Miranda July Reads Janet Frame

    Sep 30 2014

    Miranda July joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Janet Frame’s “Prizes,” from a 1962 issue of the magazine.

  • Rebecca Curtis Reads Leonard Michaels

    Sep 30 2014

    Rebecca Curtis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Leonard Michaels’s “The Penultimate Conjecture,” from a 1999 issue of the magazine.

  • Tim Parks Reads Peter Stamm

    Sep 30 2014

    Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.

  • Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever

    Sep 30 2014

    Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”

  • Jennifer Egan Reads Mary Gaitskill

    Mar 04 2014

    Jennifer Egan reads Mary Gaitskill's "The Other Place."

  • T. C. Boyle Reads Donald Barthelme

    Feb 04 2014

    T. C. Boyle reads two short stories by Donald Barthelme: “Game” and “The School.”

  • Paul Theroux Reads Elizabeth Taylor

    Jan 03 2014

    Paul Theroux reads "The Letter Writers," by Elizabeth Taylor, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1958.

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Reads Amos Oz

    Dec 03 2013

    Jonathan Safran Foer reads Amos Oz's "The King of Norway," which first appeared in The New Yorker in 2011.

  • Louise Erdrich Reads Joyce Carol Oates

    Nov 02 2013

    On this month's fiction podcast, Louise Erdrich reads "Mastiff," by Joyce Carol Oates, which appeared in the magazine in 2013. Erdrich's latest book, "The Round House," won the National Book Award in 2012.

  • Jonathan Lethem Reads V. S. Pritchett

    Oct 02 2013

    On this month's fiction podcast, Jonathan Lethem reads "The Rescue," by V. S. Pritchett, which was first published in The New Yorker in 1973 and can be found in Pritchett's "Complete Collected Stories." (Lethem's most recent fiction in the magazine, "The Gray Goose," was excerpted from his new novel, "Dissident Gardens.") In his discussion with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, Lethem says that Pritchett is a "total sorcerer," a writer who lets readers into a world that seems st...more

  • Rick Bass Reads Thomas McGuane

    Sep 04 2013

    Rick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.

  • Donald Antrim Reads Denis Johnson

    Aug 02 2013

    Donald Antrim reads "Work," by Denis Johnson.

  • Gary Shteyngart Reads Lorrie Moore

    Jul 04 2013

    Gary Shteyngart reads "Paper Losses," by Lorrie Moore.

  • Robert Coover Reads Italo Calvino

    Jun 05 2013

    Robert Coover reads "The Daughters of the Moon," by Italo Calvino.

  • Richard Ford Reads Harold Brodkey

    May 04 2013

    Richard Ford reads "The State of Grace," by Harold Brodkey.

  • Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant

    Apr 03 2013

    Margaret Atwood reads "Voices Lost in Snow," by Mavis Gallant.

  • Edwidge Danticat Reads Jamaica Kincaid

    Mar 07 2013

    Edwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid.

  • Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano

    Feb 02 2013

    Francisco Goldman reads "Clara," by Roberto Bolano.

  • Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell

    Jan 03 2013

    Tony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.

  • Hisham Matar Reads Jorge Luis Borges

    Dec 04 2012

    Hisham Matar reads "Shakespeare's Memory," by Jorge Luis Borges.

  • David Sedaris Reads Miranda July

    Nov 02 2012

    David Sedaris reads "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July.

  • Sherman Alexie Reads Jessamyn West

    Oct 05 2012

    Sherman Alexie reads "The Lesson," by Jessamyn West.

  • Tessa Hadley Reads Nadine Gordimer

    Sep 06 2012

    In this month's fiction podcast, Tessa Hadley reads "City Lovers," a story by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The story, which was published in The New Yorker in 1975, focusses on a love affair between a white man and a "colored" woman in Apartheid South Africa. It's deeply political in its details--the man is a geologist at a mining company, the couple's affair is illegal, and they cover it up by pretending that she is his servant. But Gordimer writes with ...more

  • Maile Meloy Reads Laurie Colwin

    Aug 02 2012

    Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin's "Mr. Parker" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Mr. Parker" was published in the April 14, 1973, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Passion and Affect." Maile Meloy's novels include "Liars and Saints" and "A Family Daughter."

  • James Salter Reads Reynolds Price

    Jun 30 2012

    James Salter reads Reynolds Price's "His Final Mother" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "His Final Mother" was published in the May 21, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Reynolds Price: The Collected Stories." James Salter's novels include "The Hunters" and "Light Years."

  • Dave Eggers Reads Roddy Doyle

    Jun 02 2012

    Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle's "Bullfighting," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Bullfighting" was published in the April 28, 2008, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Bullfighting: Stories." Dave Eggers's new novel, "A Hologram for the King," comes out this month.

  • Matthew Klam Reads Charles D’Ambrosio

    May 02 2012

    Matthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D'Ambrosio's first collection. Matthew Klam's most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."

  • Colm Toibin Reads Sylvia Townsend Warner

    Mar 17 2012

    Colm Toibin reads Sylvia Townsend Warner's "The Children's Grandmother," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Children's Grandmother" was published in the November 25, 1950, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Winter in the Air and Other Stories." Colm Toibin's most recent collection of stories is "The Empty Family."

  • Nicole Krauss Reads Bruno Schulz

    Feb 18 2012

    Nicole Krauss reads Bruno Schulz's "Father's Last Escape," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Father's Last Escape" was published in the January 2, 1978, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories"; David Grossman wrote about Schulz in the June 8, 2009, issue. Nicole Krauss's most recent book, "Great House," was excerpted in the the magazine's 20 Under 40 issue.

  • Thomas Beller Reads Niccolo Tucci

    Jan 19 2012

    Thomas Beller reads Niccolo Tucci's "The Evolution of Knowledge," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Evolution of Knowledge" was published in the April 12, 1947, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "The Rain Came Last & Other Stories." Thomas Beller is the author of "How to Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood."

  • Tea Obreht Reads Stephanie Vaughn

    Dec 16 2011

    Tea Obreht reads Stephanie Vaughn's "Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog" was published in the June 5, 1978, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Sweet Talk," which will be reissued in 2012. Tea Obreht is the author of the novel "The Tiger's Wife."

  • Said Sayrafiezadeh Reads Thomas Beller

    Nov 19 2011

    Said Sayrafiezadeh reads Thomas Beller's "A Different Kind of Imperfection," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "A Different Kind of Imperfection" was published in the February 11, 1991, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Seduction Theory." Said Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the memoir "When Skateboards Will Be Free."

  • Colum McCann Reads Benedict Kiely

    Oct 19 2011

    Colum McCann reads Benedict Kiely's "Bluebell Meadow," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Bluebell Meadow" was published in the April 14, 1975, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "The Collected Stories of Benedict Kiely." Colum McCann's most recent book is "Let the Great World Spin."

  • Ben Marcus Reads Kazuo Ishiguro

    Sep 22 2011

    Ben Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro's "A Village After Dark," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "A Village After Dark" was published in the May 21, 2001, issue of The New Yorker. Ben Marcus's upcoming book, "The Flame Alphabet," will be published in 2012.

  • Salman Rushdie Reads Donald Barthelme

    Aug 20 2011

    Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme's "Concerning the Bodyguard," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Concerning the Bodyguard" was published in the October 16, 1978, issue of The New Yorker, and was collected in "Forty Stories." Salman Rushdie's most recent book is "Luka and the Fire of Life."

  • ZZ Packer Reads Stuart Dybek

    Jul 16 2011

    ZZ Packer reads Stuart Dybek's "Paper Lantern," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Paper Lantern" was published in the November 27, 1995, issue of The New Yorker, and was reprinted in "The Best American Short Stories 1996." ZZ Packer is the author of the short-story collection "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere."

  • Lauren Groff Reads Alice Munro

    Jun 22 2011

    Lauren Groff reads Alice Munro's "Axis," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Axis" was published in the January 31, 2011, issue of The New Yorker.

  • Allegra Goodman Reads John Updike

    May 21 2011

    Allegra Goodman reads John Updike's "A & P," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "A & P" was published in the July 22, 1961, issue of The New Yorker and is collected in "The Early Stories: 1953-1975."

  • Sam Lipsyte Reads Thomas McGuane

    Apr 21 2011

    Sam Lipsyte reads Thomas McGuane's "Cowboy," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Cowboy" was published in the September 19, 2005, issue of The New Yorker and is collected in "Gallatin Canyon."

  • Daniel Alarcon Reads Roberto Bolano

    Mar 19 2011

    Daniel Alarcon reads Roberto Bolano's "Gomez Palacio."

  • Anne Enright Reads John Cheever

    Feb 17 2011

    Anne Enright reads John Cheever's "The Swimmer."

  • Hilton Als Reads James McCourt

    Jan 21 2011

    Hilton Als reads James McCourt's "Kaye Wayfaring in 'Avenged'"

  • Cynthia Ozick Reads Steven Millhauser

    Dec 18 2010

    Cynthia Ozick reads Steven Millhauser's "In the Reign of Harad IV."

  • Jennifer Egan Reads Lore Segal

    Nov 19 2010

    Jennifer Egan reads Lore Segal's "The Reverse Bug."

  • David Means Reads Raymond Carver

    Oct 15 2010

    David Means reads Raymond Carver's "Chef's House."

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reads Jamaica Kincaid

    Sep 11 2010

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads Jamaica Kincaid's "Figures in the Distance."

  • Chris Adrian Reads Donald Barthelme

    Aug 13 2010

    Chris Adrian reads Donald Barthelme's "The Indian Uprising."

  • Salvatore Scibona Reads Denis Johnson

    Jul 13 2010

    Salvatore Scibona reads Denis Johnson's "Two Men."

  • Rivka Galchen Reads Leonard Michaels

    Jun 05 2010

    Rivka Galchen reads Leonard Michaels's "Cryptology."

  • Monica Ali Reads Joshua Ferris

    May 14 2010

    Monica Ali reads Joshua Ferris's "The Dinner Party."

  • Chang-Rae Lee Reads Don DeLillo

    Apr 13 2010

    Chang-Rae Lee reads Don DeLillo's "Baader-Meinhof."

  • Lorrie Moore Reads Julie Hayden

    Mar 20 2010

    Lorrie Moore reads Julie Hayden's "Day-Old Baby Rats."

  • Julian Barnes Reads Frank O’Connor

    Feb 12 2010

    Julian Barnes reads Frank O'Connor's "The Man of the World."

  • Karen Russell Reads Carson McCullers

    Jan 15 2010

    Karen Russell reads Carson McCullers's "The Jockey."

  • Junot Diaz Reads Edwidge Danticat

    Dec 15 2009

    Junot Diaz reads Edwidge Danticat's "Water Child."

  • Yiyun Li Reads John McGahern

    Nov 12 2009

    Yiyun Li reads John McGahern's "The Wine Breath."

  • Orhan Pamuk Reads Vladimir Nabokov

    Oct 14 2009

    Orhan Pamuk reads Vladimir Nabokov's "My Russian Education" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Marisa Silver Reads Peter Taylor

    Sep 12 2009

    Marisa Silver reads Peter Taylor's "Porte-Cochere" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Joshua Ferris Reads George Saunders

    Aug 11 2009

    Joshua Ferris reads George Saunders's "Adams" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • David Bezmozgis Reads Sergei Dovlatov

    Jul 08 2009

    David Bezmozgis reads Sergei Dovlatov's "The Colonel Says I Love You" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Jonathan Franzen Reads Veronica Geng

    Jun 02 2009

    Jonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng's "Love Trouble Is My Business" and Ian Frazier's "Coyote v. Acme" and discusses them with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Tobias Wolff Reads Denis Johnson

    May 09 2009

    Tobias Wolff reads Denis Johnson's "Emergency" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Nathan Englander Reads Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Apr 10 2009

    Nathan Englander reads Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Disguised" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Joyce Carol Oates Reads Eudora Welty

    Mar 09 2009

    Joyce Carol Oates reads Eudora Welty's short story "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Roger Angell Reads John Updike

    Feb 12 2009

    Roger Angell reads John Updike's short story "Playing with Dynamite," and talks with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.

  • Thomas McGuane Reads James Salter

    Jan 10 2009

    Thomas McGuane reads James Salter's "Last Night," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Roddy Doyle Reads Maeve Brennan

    Dec 12 2008

    Roddy Doyle reads Maeve Brennan's short story "Christmas Eve," and discusses Brennan's relationship with Ireland and Doyle's own family, with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson

    Nov 12 2008

    A. M. Homes reads Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Gary Shteyngart Reads Andrea Lee

    Oct 09 2008

    Gary Shteyngart reads Andrea Lee's short story "Brothers and Sisters Around the World," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Tobias Wolff Reads Stephanie Vaughn

    Sep 12 2008

    Tobias Wolff reads Stephanie Vaughn's short story "Dog Heaven," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Jeffrey Eugenides Reads Harold Brodkey

    Aug 08 2008

    Jeffrey Eugenides reads Harold Brodkey's short story "Spring Fugue," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Aleksandar Hemon Discusses Bernard Malamud

    Jul 10 2008

    Aleksandar Hemon discusses Bernard Malamud's short story "A Summer's Reading" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Mary Gaitskill Reads Vladimir Nabokov

    Jun 02 2008

    Mary Gaitskill reads "Symbols and Signs," Vladimir Nabokov's first story published in The New Yorker, and discusses it with fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

  • Hilton Als Discusses Jean Stafford

    May 06 2008

    Invalid Souls: Hilton Als discusses Jean Stafford and her story "Children Are Bored on Sunday" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. Reading by Eliza Foss.

  • Louise Erdrich Reads Lorrie Moore

    Apr 09 2008

    Louise Erdrich reads Lorrie Moores short story "Dance in America" and discusses Moore with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Jonathan Lethem Reads James Thurber

    Mar 03 2008

    Jonathan Lethem reads James Thurber's short story "The Wood Duck" and discusses Thurber with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads Tobias Wolff

    Feb 11 2008

    T. Coraghessan Boyle reads Tobias Wolff's "Bullet in the Brain" and discusses Wolff with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • E. L. Doctorow Reads John O’Hara

    Jan 07 2008

    E. L. Doctorow reads John O'Hara's short story "Graven Image" and discusses O'Hara with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Jhumpa Lahiri Reads William Trevor

    Dec 11 2007

    Jhumpa Lahiri reads the short story "A Day," by William Trevor, and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Triesman.

  • Antonya Nelson Reads Mavis Gallant

    Nov 05 2007

    Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Paul Theroux Reads Jorge Luis Borges

    Oct 08 2007

    Paul Theroux reads Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Gospel According to Mark" and discusses Borges with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Gospel According to Mark" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1971.

  • Nell Freudenberger Discusses Grace Paley

    Sep 10 2007

    Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The podcast includes a reading of the story by Barbara Rosenblatt. "Somewhere Else" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1978.

  • George Saunders Reads Isaac Babel

    Aug 06 2007

    George Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Donald Antrim Reads Donald Barthelme

    Jul 09 2007

    Donald Antrim reads Donald Barthelme's 1974 short story "I Bought a Little City" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Junot Díaz Reads How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)

    Jun 02 2007

    Junot Díaz reads a story; Edwidge Danticat and Deborah Treisman discuss.

  • Richard Ford Reads John Cheever

    May 04 2007

    Richard Ford reads "Reunion" by John Cheever.