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Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano

Friday, February 01, 2013

Francisco Goldman reads "Clara," by Roberto Bolano.
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Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.
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Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Tony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.
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Hisham Matar reads Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hisham Matar reads "Shakespeare's Memory," by Jorge Luis Borges.
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Hisham Matar reads Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hisham Matar reads "Shakespeare's Memory," by Jorge Luis Borges.
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David Sedaris reads Miranda July

Thursday, November 01, 2012

David Sedaris reads "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July.
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David Sedaris reads Miranda July

Thursday, November 01, 2012

David Sedaris reads "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July.
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Sherman Alexie reads Jessamyn West

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Sherman Alexie reads "The Lesson," by Jessamyn West.
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Sherman Alexie reads Jessamyn West

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Sherman Alexie reads "The Lesson," by Jessamyn West.
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Tessa Hadley reads Nadine Gordimer

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

In this month's fiction podcast, Tessa Hadley reads "City Lovers," a story by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The story, which was published in The New Yorker in 1975, focusses on a love affair between a white man and a "colored" woman in Apartheid South Africa. It's deeply political in its details--the man is a geologist at a mining company, the couple's affair is illegal, and they cover it up by pretending that she is his servant. But Gordimer writes with a focussed intimacy that makes the piece a tragic love story rather than a political morality tale. "One of the things I think she can teach us," says Hadley, "is how to write politically without becoming shrill."
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Tessa Hadley reads Nadine Gordimer

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

In this month's fiction podcast, Tessa Hadley reads "City Lovers," a story by the South African writer and 1991 Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The story, which was published in The New Yorker in 1975, focusses on a love affair between a white man and a "colored" woman in Apartheid South Africa. It's deeply political in its details--the man is a geologist at a mining company, the couple's affair is illegal, and they cover it up by pretending that she is his servant. But Gordimer writes with a focussed intimacy that makes the piece a tragic love story rather than a political morality tale. "One of the things I think she can teach us," says Hadley, "is how to write politically without becoming shrill."
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Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin's "Mr. Parker" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Mr. Parker" was published in the April 14, 1973, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Passion and Affect." Maile Meloy's novels include "Liars and Saints" and "A Family Daughter."
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Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Maile Meloy reads Laurie Colwin's "Mr. Parker" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Mr. Parker" was published in the April 14, 1973, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Passion and Affect." Maile Meloy's novels include "Liars and Saints" and "A Family Daughter."
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James Salter reads Reynolds Price

Saturday, June 30, 2012

James Salter reads Reynolds Price's "His Final Mother" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "His Final Mother" was published in the May 21, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Reynolds Price: The Collected Stories." James Salter's novels include "The Hunters" and "Light Years."
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James Salter reads Reynolds Price

Friday, June 29, 2012

James Salter reads Reynolds Price's "His Final Mother" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "His Final Mother" was published in the May 21, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Reynolds Price: The Collected Stories." James Salter's novels include "The Hunters" and "Light Years."
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Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle's "Bullfighting," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Bullfighting" was published in the April 28, 2008, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Bullfighting: Stories." Dave Eggers's new novel, "A Hologram for the King," comes out this month.
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Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle

Friday, June 01, 2012

Dave Eggers reads Roddy Doyle's "Bullfighting," and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Bullfighting" was published in the April 28, 2008, issue of The New Yorker and can be found in "Bullfighting: Stories." Dave Eggers's new novel, "A Hologram for the King," comes out this month.
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Matthew Klam reads Charles D’Ambrosio

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Matthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D'Ambrosio's first collection. Matthew Klam's most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."
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Matthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Matthew Klam reads Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "The Point" was published in the October 1, 1990, issue of The New Yorker and was the title story of D'Ambrosio's first collection. Matthew Klam's most recent book of stories is "Sam the Cat."
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Colum McCann reads “Transatlantic”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This edition of the fiction podcast will take a break from the regular format and will feature Colum McCann reading his own story "Transatlantic." The regular format will resume at the beginning of May, with Matthew Klam reading Charles D'Ambrosio's "The Point." "Transatlantic" was published in the April 16, 2012, issue of The New Yorker. McCann is the author of two collections of stories and five novels, including the National Book Award-winning "Let the Great World Spin."
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