A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
Ann Patchett Reads Maile Meloy
Ann Patchett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Proxy Marriage,” by Maile Meloy, which was published in The New Yorker in 2012. Patchett is the author of eight novels, including “Commonwealth” and “The Dutch House,” which was a finalist for last year’s Pulitzer Prize.
Susan Choi Reads Jennifer Egan
Susan Choi joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Found Objects,” by Jennifer Egan, which was published in The New Yorker in 2007. Choi is the author of five novels, including “My Education” and “Trust Exercise,” which won the National Book Award in 2019.
Ben Okri Reads Franz Kafka
Ben Okri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time,” four short fiction pieces by Franz Kafka, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann, which were published in The New Yorker in June of 2020. Okri is the author of two dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including the novels “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which was published in 2019.
Téa Obreht Reads Thomas McGuane
Téa Obreht joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Gallatin Canyon,” by Thomas McGuane, which appeared in a 2003 issue of the magazine. Obreht is the author of two novels, “The Tiger's Wife” and “Inland.”
Weike Wang Reads Lara Vapnyar
Weike Wang joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Katania,” by Lara Vapnyar, which appeared in a 2013 issue of the magazine. Wang's first novel, “Chemistry,” won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2018.
Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry
Douglas Stuart joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Fjord of Killary,” by Kevin Barry, which appeared in a 2010 issue of the magazine. Stuart’s first novel, “Shuggie Bain,” won the Booker Prize in 2020.
Please fix the sound
Dear all, great program - but PLEASE make sure that we can hear the readers... It is painful.
The best of all worlds
Getting such wonderful writers to choose and read a story they love and discuss it afterwards with Deborah T is so enjoyable
This is the best podcast Love Deborah’s voice too, soft, thoughtful and insightful!
Makes mundane tasks magical
I recently completed a very ambitious house painting project, if it were not for this podcast I would have given up. Somehow the hours and days spent painfully perched on a ladder are remembered fondly as ‘my story time’. Thank you for filling the world and smart phones with really really good stories and thoughtful discussions.