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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
June 8, 2021
Bryan Washington Reads “Foster”
Bryan Washington reads his story from the June 14, 2021, issue of the magazine. Washington is a winner of the Ernest J. Gaines award, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the Lambda Literary award. His story collection, “Lot,” was published in 2019, and his novel, “Memorial,” came out in 2020.
June 1, 2021
Rachel Heng Reads “Before the Valley”
Rachel Heng reads her story from the June 7, 2021, issue of the magazine. Heng is the author of the novel “Suicide Club,” which was a national bestseller in Singapore and has been translated into ten languages. A new novel, “The Great Reclamation,” will be published next year.
May 25, 2021
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “A, S, D, F”
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads from the May 31, 2021, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection “Brief Encounters with the Enemy,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction, in 2014. A new collection, “American Estrangement,” will be published in August.
April 20, 2021
Margaret Atwood Reads “Old Babes in the Wood”
Margaret Atwood reads from the April 26 & May 3, 2021, issue of the magazine. Atwood has published more than two dozen books of fiction, including the story collection “Stone Mattress,” and the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments,” which won the Booker Prize in 2019.
April 13, 2021
Jonas Eika Reads “Alvin”
Jonas Eika reads from the April 19, 2021, issue of the magazine, which was translated from the Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg. Eika, a Danish writer, won the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2019 for his short-story collection “After the Sun,” which will be published in English in August.
March 30, 2021
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “Featherweight”
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads from the April 5, 2021, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. He is an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel.
March 16, 2021
Imbolo Mbue Reads “The Case for and Against Love Potions”
Imbolo Mbue reads from the March 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Mbue is the author of two novels, “Behold the Dreamers,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and “How Beautiful We Were,” which was published this month.
March 9, 2021
T. Coraghessan Boyle Reads “The Shape of a Teardrop”
T.Coraghessan Boyle reads from the March 15, 2021, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including “The Terranauts” and “Outside Looking In.” A new book, “Talk to Me,” will be published in September.
March 2, 2021
Jonathan Lethem Reads “The Crooked House”
Jonathan Lethem reads from the March 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of seventeen books of fiction, including the novels “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Feral Detective,” and, most recently, “The Arrest,” which was published last year.
February 9, 2021
Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “Casting Shadows”
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the February 15 & 22, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, “Interpreter of Maladies,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and she was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2014. Her new novel, “Whereabouts,” from which this story is adapted, was published in Italian in 2018 and will come out in Lahiri’s translation in April.
February 2, 2021
Ben Okri Reads “A Wrinkle in the Realm”
Ben Okri reads his story from the February 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Okri is the author of eleven novels, including “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which came out in 2019. His story collection, “Prayer for the Living,” was published in the U.S. this month.
December 29, 2020
Andrea Lee Reads “The Rivals”
Andrea Lee reads her story from the January 4 & 11, 2021, issue of the magazine. Lee is the author of four books, including the novel “Lost Hearts in Italy” and the story collection “Interesting Women.” A new book, “Red Island House,” will be published in March.
December 15, 2020
Rebecca Curtis Reads “The Christmas Miracle”
For a special holiday episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Rebecca Curtis reads “,” her story from the December 23 & 30, 2013, issue of the magazine. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money” and a winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for Fiction.
November 24, 2020
Patricia Lockwood Reads “The Winged Thing”
Patricia Lockwood reads her story from the November 30, 2020, issue of the magazine. Lockwood has published two collections of poetry and the memoir “Priestdaddy,” which came out in 2017. Her first novel, “No One Is Talking About This,” from which this story is adapted, will come out next year.
November 17, 2020
Salman Rushdie Reads “The Old Man in the Piazza”
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the November 23, 2020, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published twelve novels, including the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children,” “The Satanic Verses,” “The Golden House,” and, most recently, “Quichotte,” which came out last year.