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Steven Millhauser

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Clair de Lune

Friday, October 10, 2014

A magic formula: insomnia, a full moon, and a late night ball game.

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Selected Shorts: Chance Encounters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about chance meetings at night.

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Selected Shorts: Radiolab Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin, and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, introduce stories about time, love, and identity.

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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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Mirror, Mirror

Friday, June 13, 2014

This reading by Paul Hecht of Steven Millhauser’s “Miracle Polish” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Illusions and Deceptions,” hosted by Neil Gaiman.

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Flying Carpets

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Billy Campbell of Steven Millhauser’s “Flying Carpets” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts: Wish Fulfillment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gary Shteyngart's hamburger obsession, and flying carpets.

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Selected Shorts: It's Too Late

Friday, October 04, 2013

Drastic solutions, last chances, and it’s too late, in three stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

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Selected Shorts: Wishing and Wanting

Friday, July 26, 2013

Come dine at our place.  Gary Shteyngart tells Hannah Tinti why the McDonald's hamburger was an aerodynamic marvel in his youth.  "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky reads his "Sixty-Nine Cents", and Willem Dafoe makes his SHORTS debut performing an Etgar Keret story.  Parker Posey hosts.

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Selected Shorts: About Time

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich join guest host Jane Curtin for a trio of stories about time, love, and identity.

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Selected Shorts: Illusions

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two tales of illusion.

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Selected Shorts: The Lives of Things

Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program focusing on the mystery and allure of objects. In Steven Millhauser’s “In the Reign of Harad IV” a court miniaturist longs to create smaller and smaller worlds.  Millhauser has commented on the fact that he moved from novels to short fiction—a reverse of the usual trend for authors—saying, “it’s as if the novel were a kind of preparation for the rigorous pleasures of the shorter form. For me, the shortness of a great story is part of its greatness.”

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