New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
Jennifer Egan Reads “What the Forest Remembers”
Jennifer Egan reads her story “What the Forest Remembers,” from the January 3 & 10, 2022, issue of the magazine. Egan is the author of six books of fiction, including “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, and “Manhattan Beach,” which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2018. A new book, “The Candy House,” will be published in April.
Adam Levin Reads “A Lot of Things Have Happened”
Adam Levin reads his story “A Lot of Things Have Happened,” from the December 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Levin is the author of the story collection “Hot Pink,” and two novels, “The Instructions” and “Bubblegum,” which was published last year.
Madeleine Thien Reads “Lu, Reshaping”
Madeleine Thien reads her story “Lu, Reshaping,” from the December 20, 2021, issue of the magazine. Thien is the author of four books of fiction, including the novels “Dogs at the Perimeter” and “Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” which won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.
Colin Barrett Reads “A Shooting in Rathreedane”
Colin Barrett reads his story “A Shooting in Rathreedane,” from the December 13, 2021, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. A new collection, “Homesickness,” will be published in May.
Kate Walbert Reads “Marriage/Quarantine”
Kate Walbert reads her story “Marriage/Quarantine,” from the December 6, 2021, issue of the magazine. Walbert’s novels include “A Short History of Women,” “His Favorites,” and “Our Kind,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. Her story collection, “She Was Like That,” was published in 2019.
Greg Jackson Reads “The Hollow”
Greg Jackson reads his story “The Hollow,” from the November 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Jackson, a winner of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, is the author of the story collection “Prodigals,” which came out in 2016. His first novel, “The Dimensions of a Cave,” will be published in 2023.
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A generous offering of excellent stories by exceptional writers.
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I eagerly await each podcast in this series. While not all authors are great readers, most convey the meaning and mood in an authentic and personalized way, and leave me thinking about their stories for hours afterward. But really - a good writer does not necessarily a good reader make.
Some are, well, unlistenable, often due to unrelenting vocal fry. Or, as in this week’s episode, the reader over-enunciates each word as if he is using voice recognition software or is reading foreign words he doesn’t understand. Couldn’t listen to it.