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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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1115 Ratings
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70
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Two Nurses Smoking

By Victrola88 - May 27 2020
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Story filled with stereotypes. “No wait” very irritating.

Great Shorts

By pjpriest - Aug 20 2019
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Helps introduce me to different writers.

iTunes Ratings

1115 Ratings
Average Ratings
756
153
81
70
55

Two Nurses Smoking

By Victrola88 - May 27 2020
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Story filled with stereotypes. “No wait” very irritating.

Great Shorts

By pjpriest - Aug 20 2019
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Helps introduce me to different writers.
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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

Rank #1: Kristen Roupenian Reads "Cat Person"

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Kristen Roupenian reads her story "Cat Person," from the December 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Roupenian recently completed an M.F.A. and is now a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dec 05 2017

40mins

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Rank #2: George Saunders Reads “Love Letter”

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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.” 

Mar 31 2020

19mins

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Rank #3: Zadie Smith Reads "Now More Than Ever"

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Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February. 

Jul 17 2018

22mins

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Rank #4: Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “The Prairie Wife”

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Kirsten’s commute is when she really focusses on whether she has the power to destroy Lucy Headrick’s life. Yes, the question hums in the background at other moments, like when Kirsten is at the grocery store and sees a cooking magazine with Lucy on the cover—it’s just so fucking weird how famous Lucy is—but it’s in the car that Kirsten thinks through, in a realistic way, which steps she’d take. 

Feb 07 2017

40mins

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Rank #5: Miranda July Reads “The Metal Bowl”

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Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine.  July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor.  She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” which was published in 2015. 

Aug 29 2017

31mins

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Rank #6: Zadie Smith Reads "Crazy They Call Me"

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Take back your mink, take back your pearls. But you don’t sing that song, it’s not in your key. Let some other girl sing it.The type who gets a smile from a cop even if she’s crossing Broadway in her oldest Terylene housedress. You don’t have that luxury. 

Feb 28 2017

17mins

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Rank #7: Weike Wang Reads “The Trip”

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Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year. 

Nov 12 2019

29mins

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Rank #8: Samantha Hunt Reads “A Love Story”

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What’s the scariest sound a person can hear? In a quiet country house where the closest neighbors are pretty far away, the scariest possible sound is a man coughing outside at night.  

May 16 2017

48mins

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Rank #9: Sally Rooney Reads “Color and Light”

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Sally Rooney reads her story “Color and Light,” from the March 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of two novels, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People,” which was published last year and won the Costa Book Award.

Mar 12 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: Clare Sestanovich Reads “Old Hope”

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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. 

Dec 03 2019

26mins

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Rank #11: Robert Coover Reads "Treatments"

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Coover is the author of eleven novels, including “The Public Burning,” “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” and “Huck Out West.” His story collection “Going for a Beer” was published earlier this year.

Apr 24 2018

21mins

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Rank #12: Sana Krasikov Reads "Ways and Means"

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Sana Krasikov reads her short story from the August 27, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krasikov is the author of the story collection "One More Year," for which she won the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" Award, and the novel "The Patriots," which was published in 2017. 

Aug 21 2018

51mins

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Rank #13: Joseph O’Neill Reads “The Flier”

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Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” was published last year. 

Nov 05 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: George Saunders Reads "Elliott Spencer"

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George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, 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 short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "Tenth of December."

Aug 13 2019

56mins

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Rank #15: Yiyun Li Reads "A Flawless Silence”

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Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year.

Apr 17 2018

40mins

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Rank #16: Ottessa Moshfegh Reads "An Honest Woman"

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"Jeb could hear almost everything that went on in her house, he’d figured out, if he listened carefully from his basement window."

Oct 18 2016

48mins

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Rank #17: Roddy Doyle Reads “The Curfew”

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Roddy Doyle reads his story from the December 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of twelve novels, including the Man Booker Prize-winning “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” and “The Dead Republic.” His most recent novel, “Charlie Savage,” came out earlier this year. 

Nov 26 2019

25mins

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Rank #18: Zadie Smith Reads "The Lazy River"

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Zadie Smith reads her story from the December 18th & 25th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" will be published in February.

Dec 19 2017

19mins

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Rank #19: Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Show Don’t Tell”

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"A lot of the people in our program were nakedly emotional in a way that, in childhood, I had so successfully trained myself not to be that I almost really wasn’t. Before entering grad school, I had never felt normal, but here I was competent and well adjusted to a boring degree. I always showed up for class. I met deadlines. I made eye contact. Of course I was chronically sad, and of course various phobias lay dormant inside me, but none of that was currently dictating my behavior"

May 30 2017

44mins

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Rank #20: Andrew Sean Greer reads “It’s a Summer Day”

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Arthur Less recalls intercontinental-travel advice that his old flame Freddy once gave him: "They serve you dinner, you take your sleeping pill, they serve you breakfast, you're there."

Jun 13 2017

42mins

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Bryan Washington Reads “Heirlooms”

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Bryan Washington reads his story from the August 3 & 10, 2020, issue of the magazine. Washington’s first story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019 and his first novel, “Memorial,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in October. 

Jul 28 2020

46mins

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A. M. Homes Reads Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

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A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” in this 2008 episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast. The story was originally published in 1948 and is included in the July 27, 2020, issue of The New Yorker—a bonus issue made up of pieces from the magazine’s archive on the subject of American dissent.

Jul 21 2020

33mins

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Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman”

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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. 

Jun 30 2020

56mins

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Emma Cline Reads “White Noise”

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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. 

Jun 09 2020

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David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking”

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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.

May 26 2020

34mins

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Fiona McFarlane Reads “Demolition”

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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. 

May 19 2020

35mins

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Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Afterlife”

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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.  

May 12 2020

20mins

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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reads “Bedtime Story”

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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. 

Apr 21 2020

44mins

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Ben Lerner Reads “The Media”

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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. 

Apr 14 2020

9mins

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George Saunders Reads “Love Letter”

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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.” 

Mar 31 2020

19mins

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Han Ong Reads “Futures”

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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.” 

Mar 24 2020

50mins

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Matthew Klam Reads “The Liver”

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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. 

Mar 10 2020

43mins

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Anne Enright Reads “Night Swim”

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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.

Mar 03 2020

21mins

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Adam Levin Reads “Kid Positive”

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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. 

Feb 25 2020

30mins

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

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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+1Granta, and ZYZZYVA. This is his first piece of fiction in the magazine. 

Feb 04 2020

49mins

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

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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.”

Jan 28 2020

41mins

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Mary South Reads “You Will Never Be Forgotten”

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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. 

Jan 21 2020

52mins

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Bryan Washington Reads “Visitor”

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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. 

Jan 14 2020

45mins

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Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting”

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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. 

Jan 07 2020

36mins

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

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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. 

Dec 31 2019

17mins

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iTunes Ratings

1115 Ratings
Average Ratings
756
153
81
70
55

Two Nurses Smoking

By Victrola88 - May 27 2020
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Story filled with stereotypes. “No wait” very irritating.

Great Shorts

By pjpriest - Aug 20 2019
Read more
Helps introduce me to different writers.