A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
Samantha Hunt Reads Yiyun Li
Samantha Hunt joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Sheltered Woman,” by Yiyun Li, which appeared in a 2014 issue of the magazine. Hunt’s four books of fiction include the story collection “The Dark Dark,” which was published in 2017, and “The Seas,” for which she won the National Book Foundations’s 5 Under 35 Award in 2006.
Elizabeth Strout Reads William Trevor
Elizabeth Strout joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Bravado,” by William Trevor, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Strout’s most recent book, “Olive Again,” an Oprah’s book-club pick, was published in 2019.
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.
David Gilbert Reads Samantha Hunt
David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Three Days,” by Samantha Hunt, which appeared in a 2006 issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”
Tommy Orange Reads Louise Erdrich
Tommy Orange joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Years of My Birth,” by Louise Erdrich, which appeared in a 2011 issue of the magazine. Orange’s first novel, “There There,” was published in 2018 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty
Allegra Goodman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You My Love,” by Eudora Welty, which appeared in a 1952 issue of the magazine. Goodman’s books include “The Family Markowitz” and “The Chalk Artist.”
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The companionship of a good story
I live in a remote Canadian town and this podcast accompanies me on my walk every day. I have so much love for the stories. Deborah Treisman’s discussions are a perfect mix of intimacy and enlightenment. The talk with Allan Gurganus about Grace Paley’s story in which her father instructs her to massage her heart every morning—really massage it—I had to stop walking in order to weep properly. Thank you for this podcast. It is my favourite thing.
What a treat!
How lucky to have such a selection of short stories read by such illustrious authors who then discuss the story in terms of themes and influences. This podcast is truest one of the greatest
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I love short stories and I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few years - between the actually profoundly stimulating analyses and Deborah’s gentle voice and the wonderful short stories, you literally can’t go wrong!