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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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Episodes

Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman”

6/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:56:01

Emma Cline Reads “White Noise”

6/9/2020
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.

Duration:01:09:34

David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking”

5/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:35:21

Fiona McFarlane Reads “Demolition”

5/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:36:05

Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Afterlife”

5/12/2020
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.

Duration:00:20:39

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Bedtime Story”

4/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:44:18

Ben Lerner Reads “The Media”

4/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:09:27

George Saunders Reads “Love Letter”

3/31/2020
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.”

Duration:00:19:51

Han Ong Reads “Futures”

3/24/2020
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.”

Duration:00:50:33

Matthew Klam Reads “The Liver”

3/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:43:17

Anne Enright Reads “Night Swim”

3/3/2020
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.

Duration:00:21:09

Adam Levin Reads “Kid Positive”

2/25/2020
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.

Duration:00:30:16

Anthony Veasna So Reads “Three Women of Chuck’s Donuts”

2/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:24

David Rabe Reads “Things We Worried About When I Was Ten”

1/28/2020
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.”

Duration:00:41:34

Mary South Reads “You Will Never Be Forgotten”

1/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:17

Bryan Washington Reads “Visitor”

1/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:45:37

Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting”

1/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:36:53

Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”

12/31/2019
Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story from the January 6, 2020, issue of the magazine. He was a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first novel, “99 Nights in Logar,” was published in 2019.

Duration:00:17:35

Camille Bordas Reads “Only Orange”

12/17/2019
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.

Duration:00:40:08

Clare Sestanovich Reads “Old Hope”

12/3/2019
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.

Duration:00:26:21