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David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking”

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

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.

34mins

26 May 2020

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S3 Ep. 16: Solitude Versus Sociability: David Means and Candace Bushnell on Being Alone and Making Connections

fiction/non/fiction

In this episode, acclaimed fiction writer David Means and Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell share their experiences with solitude and sociability in quarantine. Means, author of the recent short story collection Instructions for a Funeral, talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how writers use solitude to their advantage. Bushnell discusses the crucial role social life and friendship plays in Sex and the City and in the lives of New Yorkers. She also speaks about her new novel Rules for Being a Girl.To hear the full episode, subscribe to the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. And check out video excerpts from our interviews at LitHub’s Virtual Book Channel and Fiction/Non/Fiction’s YouTube Channel.This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope. Guests: David Means Candace Bushnell Selected readings for the episode:David Means Instructions for a Funeral Assorted Fire Events The Secret Goldfish The Spot Hystopia “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother” Candace Bushnell Rules for Being a Girl (co-written with Katie Cotugno) Is There Still Sex in the City? Sex and the City Summer and the City The Carrie Diaries Lipstick Jungle Others I See the World by Jamaica Kincaid, Paris Review Daily On Isolation and Literature, The Millions William Carlos Williams Katie Cotugno Anna Karenina Edith Wharton Jane Austen Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

7 May 2020

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October 21, 2019--AMAZON SCHMAMAZON! We discuss Charles Duhigg's blockbuster on Amazon; a lovely new David Means short story; and an amazing web feature on Kerouac and Ginsberg!

Dan & Eric Read The New Yorker So You Don't Have To

30mins

26 Oct 2019

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David Means Reads “Are You Experienced?”

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

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.

22mins

15 Oct 2019

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First Draft - David Means

Aspen Public Radio Past Productions

First Draft interview with David Means, author of Instructions for a Funeral.

34mins

8 Apr 2019

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First Draft - David Means

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

David Means is the author of several short story collections including Instructions for a Funeral, The Secret Goldfish, and The Spot and the novel, Hystopia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

8 Apr 2019

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David Means Reads “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother”

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

David Means reads his story “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine. 

23mins

25 Apr 2017

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Scrub pythons with David Means

Morelia pythons radio

In this episode we will be talking with David Means about scrub pythons. David has successfully bred scrubs and we will be talking all about his approach as well as his thoughts on scrubs in the Réptile hobby

2hr 25mins

22 Feb 2017

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David Means Reads Sherman Alexie

The New Yorker: Fiction

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

51mins

1 Dec 2016

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Jonathan Franzen Reads David Means

The New Yorker: Fiction

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

48mins

1 Mar 2016

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