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Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC, and also produces features, dramas, and documentaries.

She is an award-winning producer/director of cultural programming for public radio and audio, including the drama series "The Radio Stage" and the documentaries "Titanic: Unsinkable Myth" and "They Made America" (with Sir Harold Evans).   She contributes cultural features, reviews, and news to a range of programs at WNYC, and to wnyc.org, and curated the spoken-word series "Talk to Me" for the station's culture site.   For WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space she has directed radio plays by Tom Stoppard, as well as the revival of Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City."  The production won a 2009 Gracie Award for Best Drama.  She has recently completed a documentary about Tom Stoppard, "T is for Tom," which will be released some time in 2013.

Montague is a former board member of the Association of Independents in Radio and the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she teaches a range of radio and audio courses.  She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition to the Gracie Award, she has been recognized by the International Radio Festival and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.  Montague was also a 1994 Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence.

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

Selected Shorts: Alternative Endings

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mothers, children, and difficult choices in stories by Amy Hempel and Galina Vroman. 

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Downward Dining Dogs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

During the dog days of summer, dine with your dog.

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Short Stories about Convergences

Friday, August 01, 2014

Guest host David Sedaris presents a Flannery O’Connor classic, and a bittersweet road story by Amy Hempel.

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Selected Shorts: Take a Seat

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dangerous meals in four works by Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret, and Robert Coover, with guest host Robert Sean Leonard

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Selected Shorts: Cannolis and Carroll

Friday, July 18, 2014

A champion cannoli stuffer, and a Mad Hatter, in two stories read by Amber Tamblyn and Christopher Lloyd. Hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Selected Shorts: Walter Dean Myers, A 'Bad Boy' in Central Park

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eric Poindexter reads an excerpt from Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers, who died July 1st.

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Selected Shorts: Nadine Gordimer, 'The Ultimate Safari'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This story, read by Myra Lucretia Taylor, testifies to the power of South African author and activist Nadine Gordimer, who died July 13th at the age of 90.

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Selected Shorts: Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cooking with Nora Ephron, and dining with Emma Bovary.

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Childrens' Book Heroine Madeline Turns 75

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The quintessential Parisian schoolgirl was born in New York City.

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Selected Shorts: Dogs, Dates, and Dilemmas

Friday, July 04, 2014

John Lithgow walks the dog; Rick Moody tweets for love.

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Pigeons: Flying Rats or Friends?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sociologist Colin Jerolmack set out to write a thoughtful book on the changing cityscape — something like Jane Jacobs’ seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But that was before a pigeon pooped on him.

He’d been observing changes in a pocket park near Carmine Street on the ...

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Selected Shorts: A Tribute to David Rakoff

Friday, June 27, 2014

David Sedaris hosts a tribute to David Rakoff

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Selected Shorts: Love, Longing, and Loose Change

Friday, June 20, 2014

Love and a long distance runner, love, or chocolate, and love and loose change in three romances.

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Selected Shorts: Illusions and Deceptions

Friday, June 13, 2014

A bizarre case of vanity, and the funniest ghost story ever from authors Steven Millhauser and Saki.

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Nothing But Hound Dogs

Sunday, June 08, 2014

There is no sound quite like eight hundred hounds waking up to a crisp spring morning:

They could be heard (no doubt all across the state of Pennsylvania) at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, which celebrated its hundredth anniversary this May.   Hound shows ...

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Selected Shorts: We're So Excited

Friday, June 06, 2014

Back to the '80s with Donald Barthelme, Tama Janowitz, Raymond Carver, and Ann Beattie

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Selected Shorts: Heroes and Villains

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bam! Pow! Host Hope Davis offers up tales of super heroes, including Luna Moth — a mousy librarian's seductive, dangerous alter-ego in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

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A Post-Modernist Returns to Once Upon a Time

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Theater and opera director Anne Bogart argues in a new book that we've deconstructed enough and times call for a different focus.

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Selected Shorts: The Stories of Alice Munro — Daughter and Father

Friday, May 23, 2014

Holly Hunter performs Munro's "The Moons of Jupiter," and in a story from Ursula K. Le Guin, Eve makes a few changes in Eden.

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Rex in the City: Photos of New York Dogs

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In her new book, New Zealand photographer Rachael McKenna captures everything from pampered purebreds to tough mutts across all five boroughs.

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