New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
Clare Sestanovich Reads “Different People”
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 “Wednesday’s Child”
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 “Hammer Attack”
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 “Notions of the Sacred”
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 “The Other Party”
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 “My Wonderful Description of Flowers”
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.
A hint of story
Lovely idea to listen to stories. Yet, please describe the story a little bit.
Most stories are great, but some are very violent not great at bedtime.
Please more female voices or softer male voices.
I’m thoroughly smitten by this podcast. The writers are superb and the storytelling is spellbinding. I always come away with a sense of awe about how creative and imaginative writers can be.
The Hollow Children
I had to put down the knife I was chopping kale with to be with the bus driver until the very end.