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The New Yorker: Fiction

Podcast Series The New Yorker: Fiction

A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

Series Episodes

Susan Choi Reads Jennifer Egan

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.

1 hour 5 mins

1 July Finished

Ben Okri Reads Franz Kafka

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.

46 mins

1 June Finished

Téa Obreht Reads Thomas McGuane

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.”

57 mins

1 May Finished

Weike Wang Reads Lara Vapnyar

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.

1 hour

1 April Finished

Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry

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.

54 mins

1 March Finished

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