Rank #2: David Sedaris Reads Wells Tower
David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Leopard," by Wells Tower from a 2008 issue of the magazine.
Jan 02 2018
Rank #7: Ann Beattie Reads Mavis Gallant
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.
Dec 01 2019
Rank #8: Louise Erdrich Reads Joyce Carol Oates
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.
Nov 02 2013
Rank #12: Andrea Lee Reads Haruki Murakami
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.
Jan 01 2020
Rank #17: Garth Greenwell Reads Jean Stafford
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.
Nov 01 2019
Rank #19: Ben Marcus Reads Kazuo Ishiguro
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.
Sep 22 2011
Rank #20: Allegra Goodman Reads John Updike
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."
May 21 2011