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Friday, December 05, 2014

A father-and-son story from the late poet Mark Strand.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Sedaris Goes Long on Selected Shorts

Monday, October 13, 2014

David Sedaris talks about why he loves to hear stories read out loud, his tips for writing for the radio, and lots more -- like why he hates the sound of his own voice.

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Selected Shorts

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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Deceptively Simple: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On October 10th it was announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature would go to 82-year-old Canadian writer Alice Munro.

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Radiolab

Radiolab and Selected Shorts

Friday, November 09, 2012

We're teaming up with Selected Shorts on December 12th for a night of stories curated by Radiolab and read live on stage in NYC by Liev Schreiber, Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Jane Curtin. Get your tickets now.

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Selected Shorts: Saying Goodbye to David Rakoff

Friday, August 17, 2012

David Rakoff, who died on August 9th, was a much-beloved member of the SELECTED SHORTS company and family.  We wanted to do something to honor him this week.   This preview of his reading of Dave Eggers’ “Your Mother and I,” which will be featured in a forthcoming broadcast, shows his great sweetness and humor.  We miss him terribly. 

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Doppelgangers and Knights

Sunday, September 19, 2010

In this week's episode of Selected Shorts, a husband thinks his wife is a doppelganger and a knight in shining armor makes an appearance in a London suburb.

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Hard-Boiled and Hard Tack

Monday, September 13, 2010

Two adventure stories--a crime classic and an adventure on the high seas--make up our latest Selected Shorts episode.

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