A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads Roberto Bolaño
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Labyrinth,” by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, which was published in The New Yorker in 2012. HolyWhiteMountain is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, and grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
Rivka Galchen Reads Aleksandar Hemon
The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss the story “The Bees, Part 1,” which was published in a 2002 issue of The New Yorker.
Teju Cole Reads Anne Carson
The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss the story “1=1,” which was published in a 2016 issue of The New Yorker.
Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant, Live
The author joins Deborah Treisman live at the Hot Docs podcast festival to read and discuss the story “Varieties of Exile,” which was published in a 1976 issue of The New Yorker.
Lucinda Rosenfeld Reads Annie Ernaux
Lucinda Rosenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Returns,” by Annie Ernaux, translated from the French by Deborah Treisman, which was published in The New Yorker in 20233. Rosenfeld is the author of five novels, including “I’m So Happy for You” and “Class.”
Andrew O’Hagan Reads Donald Antrim
Andrew O’Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to discuss “An Actor Prepares,” by Donald Antrim, which was published in The New Yorker in 1999. O’Hagan is the author of six novels, including “The Illuminations” and “Mayflies,” which was published in 2020 and won the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize.
Great modern short stories read by speakers followed by interesting discussion. What a delight!
A lovely diversion & levity en mi vida loca.
One of the very best for 15+ years
I thought I’d long since left a review, but I guess not. Which is crazy, because this show has been part of my life since 2007. It has always been, and remains, a pretty much perfect show. It’s exactly what it says on the box, with great production values and a great host. It’s just a great premise for a show, well executed. If you like New Yorker fiction, this is a wonderful way to get more. If you like fiction at all, this is a wonderful way to hear classic stories, and learn more about fiction and writing. Thanks to the production team for making something that has genuinely enriched my life for many years!