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The New Yorker: Fiction

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

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ZZ Packer Reads Lesley Nneka Arimah

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.

1hr 5mins

1 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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Louise Erdrich Reads Lorrie Moore

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

31mins

9 Apr 2008

Rank #2

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Hilton Als Reads James McCourt

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

43mins

21 Jan 2011

Rank #3

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Anne Enright Reads John Cheever

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

42mins

17 Feb 2011

Rank #4

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Andrew Sean Greer Reads Dorothy Parker

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. 

45mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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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.

54mins

2 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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T. C. Boyle Reads Donald Barthelme

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

36mins

4 Feb 2014

Rank #7

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Paul Theroux Reads Jorge Luis Borges

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.

21mins

8 Oct 2007

Rank #8

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Nell Freudenberger Discusses Grace Paley

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.

33mins

10 Sep 2007

Rank #9

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George Saunders Reads Isaac Babel

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

23mins

6 Aug 2007

Rank #10

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Donald Antrim Reads Donald Barthelme

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.

17mins

9 Jul 2007

Rank #11

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Joy Williams Reads Don DeLillo

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."

57mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Tobias Wolff Reads Denis Johnson

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

38mins

9 May 2009

Rank #13

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Daniel Alarcon Reads Roberto Bolano

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

30mins

19 Mar 2011

Rank #14

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Joyce Carol Oates Reads Cynthia Ozick

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

27mins

30 Sep 2014

Rank #15

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Jennifer Egan Reads Mary Gaitskill

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

52mins

4 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever

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

40mins

30 Sep 2014

Rank #17

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Miranda July Reads Janet Frame

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

31mins

30 Sep 2014

Rank #18

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Ben Marcus Reads Mary Gaitskill

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

55mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #19

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Rebecca Curtis Reads Leonard Michaels

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

41mins

30 Sep 2014

Rank #20