The Author's Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorke

The Author's Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorke

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New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.

Episodes

Andrew Sean Greer reads “It’s a Summer Day”  

Andrew Sean Greer reads his story from the June 19, 2017, issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of five books of fiction, including the novels, “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” and “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.” A new novel, “Less,” from which this story was adapted, will come out in July.

Will Mackin reads “Crossing the River No Name”  

Will Mackin reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, “Bring Out the Dog,” next year.  

Sherman Alexie reads “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest”  

Sherman Alexie reads his story from the June 5 & 12, 2017, issue of the magazine. Alexie has published twenty-five books, including the novel “Flight” and the story collections “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “War Dances.” His memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” comes out this month.

Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “Show Don’t Tell”  

Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story from the June 5 & 12, 2017 issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year.  Her first story collection, “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” will be published next year.

Samantha Hunt Reads “A Love Story”  

Samantha Hunt reads her story from the May 22, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hunt is the author of the novels “The Seas,” “The Invention of Everything Else,” and “Mr. Splitfoot.” Her first story collection, “The Dark Dark,” will be published in July.

Etgar Keret Reads “Fly Already”  

Etgar Keret reads his story from the May 15, 2017, issue of the magazine. (“Fly Already" was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston.) Keret is the author of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was published in 2015.  His story collection “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” came out in 2012.

Yiyun Li Reads “A Small Flame”  

Yiyun Li reads her story from the May 8, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy and Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Li’s book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published earlier this year.  She’s been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.

David Means Reads “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother”  

David Means reads his story “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of four story collections, including “The Secret Goldfish” and “The Spot,” and the novel “Hystopia,” which was published last year.

Lara Vapnyar Reads “Deaf and Blind”  

Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Deaf and Blind” from the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar has published two short-story collections and three novels, including “Memoirs of a Muse” and “Still Here,” which came out last year and was included in the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2016.”

Akhil Sharma reads “You Are Happy?”  

Ahkil Sharma reads his story from the April 17, 2017, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and “Family Life,” for which he won the international Dublin Literary Award in 2016.  His first story collection, “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” will be published in July. 

Emma Cline Reads "Northeast Regional"  

Emma Cline reads her story from the April 10, 2017, issue of the magazine. Cline’s first novel, “The Girls,” was published in 2016, and was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle. She won The Paris Review’s George Plimpton Award in 2014.

John Lanchester Reads "Signal"  

John Lanchester reads his story from the April 3, 2017, issue of the magazine. Lanchester is a journalist and fiction writer. He’s the author of four novels, including “Fragrant Harbor” and “Capital.” 

Victor Lodato Reads “Herman Melville, Volume I”  

Victor Lodato reads his story from the March 27, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Lodato is a playwright and fiction writer.  His second novel, “Edgar and Lucy,” was published this month.  This is his third story in The New Yorker.  

Anne Enright Reads "Solstice"  

Anne Enright reads her story from the March 13, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015. That year, she was appointed Ireland’s first Fiction Laureate. 

Zadie Smith Reads "Crazy They Call Me"  

Zadie Smith reads her story from the March 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “White teeth,” "NW," and “Swingtime,” which was published last year.

Lore Segal Reads "Ladies' Lunch"  

Lore Segal reads her story "Ladies' Lunch," from the February 27, 2017, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of five novels, including "Her First American," and "Half The Kingdom, which was published in 2013.

Curtis Sittenfeld Reads “The Prairie Wife”  

Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “The Prairie Wife,” from the February 13th and 20th, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Sittenfeld has published five novels, including “Prep,” “Sisterland,” and “Eligible,” which came out last year.

 

David Gilbert Reads “Underground”  

David Gilbert reads his story “Underground,” from the February 6, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Gilbert is the author of one story collection and two novels, “The Normals,” and “& Sons,” which came out in 2013.

Alix Ohlin Reads “Quarantine”  

Alix Ohlin reads her story “Quarantine,” from the January 30, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Ohlin has published two novels and two-short story collections, including “Signs and Wonders,” which came out in 2012.  This is her first story in The New Yorker.

Elif Batuman Reads “Constructed Worlds”  

Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine.  Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.”  “Constructed Worlds” is adapted from her forthcoming first novel, “The Idiot,” which will be published in March. 

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