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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

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

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

    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.”

    • 41 min
    Mary South Reads “You Will Never Be Forgotten”

    Mary South Reads “You Will Never Be Forgotten”

    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. 

    • 52 min
    Bryan Washington Reads “Visitor”

    Bryan Washington Reads “Visitor”

    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. 

    • 45 min
    Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting”

    Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting”

    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. 

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

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

    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. 

    • 17 min
    Camille Bordas Reads “Only Orange”

    Camille Bordas Reads “Only Orange”

    Camille Bordas reads “Only Orange,” her story from the December 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. She has published two novels in France, “Les Treize Desserts” and “Partie Commune.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published in 2017. 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Opal Castmin ,

Good podcast

A great taste of what the New Yorker is publishing these days. Often excellent, fair amount of variety. Elizabeth Strout's recent story was a standout.

Marinette5050 ,

Maybe another reader...

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.

Sassycantbreathe ,

The Curfew

The Curfew, read by Roddy Doyle, is a joyful encounter! I cannot stop listening to this story, every description in threes, guffawing at the humor I know is coming. Thank you for the wry, tender, experience.
Kimberly K.

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