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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
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Clare Sestanovich reads her story “Different People,” which appeared in the January 30, 2023, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich’s début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” which came out in 2021, was a finalist PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. She was named a  “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2022. 
Yiyun Li reads her story “Wednesday’s Child,” which appeared in the January 23, 2023, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and five novels, including “Must I Go” and “The Book of Goose,” which was published last year. She won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize in 2020. 
Han Ong reads his story “Hammer Attack,” which appeared in the January 16, 2023, issue of the magazine. Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, “Fixer Chao” and “The Disinherited.”
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Notions of the Sacred,” which appeared in the January 2 & 9, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş is the author of two novels, “Walking on the Ceiling,” which was published in 2019, and “White on White,” which came out in 2021.  
Matthew Klam reads his story “The Other Party,” which appeared in the December 19, 2022, 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.
Danielle Dutton reads her story “My Wonderful Description of Flowers,” which appeared in the December 5, 2022, issue of the magazine. Dutton is the co-founder of Dorothy, a publishing project, and the author of three books of fiction, including the novel “Margaret the First.” A new book, “Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other,” will be published in 2024. 
Louise Erdrich reads her story “The Hollow Children,” which appeared in the November 28, 2022, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, most recently “The Sentence” and “The Night Watchman,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2021. 
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story “Princess,” which appeared in the November 7, 2022, issue of the magazine. Boyle has published more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels “Outside Looking In” and “Talk to Me.” his most recent story collection, “I Walk Between the Raindrops,” came out earlier this year.
Jonathan Lethem reads his story “Narrowing Valley,” which appeared in the October 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Lethem’s books of fiction include the story collection “Lucky Alan and Other Stories” and the novels “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Feral Detective,” and, most recently, “The Arrest,” which was published in 2020. 
Marisa Silver reads her story “Tiny Meaningless Things,” which appeared in the October 24, 2022, issue of the magazine. Silver is the author of seven books of fiction, including the story collection “Alone with You,” and the novels “Little Nothing” and “The Mysteries,” which was published last year. 
David Gilbert reads his story “Come Softly to Me,” which appeared in the October 17, 2022, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed,” and two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”
Thomas McGuane reads his story “Take Half, Leave Half,” which appeared in the October 10, 2022, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published more than a dozen books of fiction, including the story collections “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories,” which came out in 2018.
Nicole Krauss reads her story “Shelter,” which appeared in the October 3, 2022, issue of the magazine. Kruass is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love,” and “Forest Dark.” Her story collection, “To Be a Man,” was published in 2020 and won the Wingate Literary Prize. 
Caleb Crain reads his story “Easter,” from the September 26, 2022, issue of the magazine. Crain is the author of one book of nonfiction and two novels, “Necessary Errors” and “Overthrow,” which was published in 2019 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. 
Ben Okri reads his story “The Secret Source,” from the September 19, 2022, issue of the magazine. Okri is the author of eleven novels, including “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which came out in 2019. His poetry collection “A Fire in My Head: Poems for the Dawn” was published last year.
Joan Silber reads her story “Evolution,” from the September 12, 2022, issue of the magazine. Silber is the author of nine books of fiction, including, most recently, “Secrets of Happiness” and “Improvement,” for which she won the pen/Faulkner Award in 2018.
Ben Lerner reads his story “Café Loup,” from the September 5, 2022, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station,” “10:04,” and “The Topeka School,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015. 
The August 29, 2022, issue of The New Yorker is an archival issue, bringing together pieces from past issues of the magazine on the theme of Celebrity. It features the story “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July, which was published in The New Yorker in 2007. Instead of a Writer’s Voice episode, this week we are rereleasing an episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast, taped in 2012, in which David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Roy Spivey.”
Alejandro Zambra reads his story “Skyscrapers,” which was translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, from the August 22, 2022, issue of the magazine. Zambra is a Chilean poet and fiction writer whose books translated into English include “Multiple Choice,” “Chilean Poet,” and “Bonsai,” his first novel, which was published in a new translation this month. 
Sana Krasikov reads her story “The Muddle,” from the August 15, 2022, 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.
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Comments (43)

Ayn Carey

wonderful story!

Oct 20th
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Zohan

Extremely loud and starting audio glitch at 17:40, severely unprofessional

Oct 16th
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Martha Morrison

I think probably it's well-written, but I couldn't get past the narration. Completely monotone. No distinction between people talking, nor between sentences & paragraphs. Seriously, this podcast needs to be like the fiction one - the stories read by other people! The best way to ruin a good story or poem is through bad narration!

Oct 16th
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Khumbo Mhone

this story chilled me to the bone. Especially since we get no real answers as to how this couple ends up there

Mar 29th
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Caroline H

loved this

Mar 6th
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Jacqui Davies

I love Sestanovich's work. A wonderful story but she becomes inaudible at the end of every sentence...too frustrating to fully enjoy.

Dec 21st
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Forough Feizbakhsh

after listening to this, I got her book: Isidore et les autres. I couldn't put it down. reminded me of Salinger's Franny and Zoe. It was perfect.

Jul 4th
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Ayn Carey

great story! Thank you, Sam

Jun 30th
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Ricky Kruger

wow,that was so fantastic. so chilling.i wake up worried about my mortality , haha .

Jun 4th
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Laura Lavallee

IS IT ME? MONOTONED I can't enjoy this story because the author/ reader drops her voice down to a whisper after every sentence! It's very hard to hear the last couple words. I am very frustrated and I am so turned off.

Jun 3rd
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Ayn Carey

excellent story. T.C. Boyle is an amazing writer. I read everything he publishes and mostly love everything.

Mar 13th
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Tracy Santimaw

Love TC Boyle, he's been on my radar since the very first time I'd heard him. He's amazing 🥰

Mar 12th
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Ricky Kruger

that was absolutely amazing . wow.

Feb 23rd
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Tracy Santimaw

Loved this story ❤ had to share it with my daughter.. Reminded me of how grown-up a 12 year old young child can be.

Jan 28th
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Hossein Masumi

i love saunders .

May 15th
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Hossein Masumi

i dont like it .😶

May 15th
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Samin Mohajerani

Great story, full of images and details. I could see every details.

Apr 28th
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Ayn Carey

excellent. haunting!

Mar 16th
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Ayn Carey

wonderful story. one of the best in this series.

Feb 1st
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Ayn Carey

loved this

Sep 12th
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