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Sana Krasikov Reads “The Muddle”

Sana Krasikov reads her story “The Muddle,” from the August 15, 2022, issue of the magazine. Krasikov is the author of the story collection “One More Year,” for which she won the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, and the novel “The Patriots,” which was published in 2017.

47m
Aug 08
Clare Sestanovich Reads “You Tell Me”

Clare Sestanovich reads her story “You Tell Me” from the August 1, 2022, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich was named a “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2022. Her début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” which came out last year, was a finalist for the PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize.

28m
Jul 25
Han Ong Reads “Elmhurst”

Han Ong reads his story “Elmhurst https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/25/elmhurst” from the July 25, 2022, issue of the magazine. Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, “Fixer Chao” and “The Disinherited.”

51m
Jul 18
Bryan Washington Reads “Arrivals”

Bryan Washington reads his story “Arrivals,” from the July 11 & 18, 2022, issue of the magazine. Washington is a winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 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. 

42m
Jul 11
Rachel Kushner Reads “A King Alone”

Rachel Kushner reads her story “A King Alone” from the July 11 & 18, 2022, issue of the magazine. Kushner has published three novels, “Telex from Cuba,” “The Flamethrowers,” and “The Mars Room,” which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018. Her most recent book, “The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020,” came out last year. 

55m
Jul 04
Lauren Groff Reads “To Sunland”

Lauren Groff reads her story “To Sunland,” from the July 4, 2022, issue of the magazine. Groff has published four novels, including “Fates and Furies” and “Matrix,” which came out last year. Her second story collection, “Florida,” which was published in 2018, won the Story Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

34m
Jun 27
Etgar Keret Reads “Mitzvah”

Etgar Keret reads his story “Mitzvah,” translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen, from the June 27, 2022, issue of the magazine. Keret’s books include the memoir “The Seven Good Years” and the story collections “Suddenly a Knock on the Door” and “Fly Already,” which was published in 2020. 

16m
Jun 20
André Alexis Reads “Houyhnhnm”

André Alexis reads his story “Houyhnhnm,” from the June 20, 2022, issue of the magazine. Alexis received the Windham-Campbell prize for fiction in 2017. His novels include “Childhood,” “Fifteen Dogs,” and “Days by Moonlight,” and his story collection, “The Night Piece,” was published in 2020. 

44m
Jun 13
Souvankham Thammavongsa Reads “Trash”

Souvankham Thammavongsa reads her story “Trash,” from the June 13, 2022, issue of the magazine. Thammavongsa has published four volumes of poetry and the short-story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” which won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

21m
Jun 06
Joshua Ferris Reads “The Boy Upstairs”

Joshua Ferris reads his story “The Boy Upstairs,” from the June 6, 2022, issue of the magazine. Ferris is the author of one story collection and four novels, including “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” which won the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2014, and “A Calling for Charlie Barnes,” which was published last year.

32m
May 30
Claire-Louise Bennett Reads “Invisible Bird”

Claire-Louise Bennett reads her story “Invisible Bird,” from the May 30, 2022, issue of the magazine. Bennett is the author of the short-story collection “Pond” and the novel “Checkout 19,” which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. 

35m
May 23
Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “Occupational Hazards”

Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story “Occupational Hazards,” from the May 23, 2022, issue of the magazine. Kochai’s first novel, “99 Nights in Logar,” was published in 2019 and was a finalist for the pen/Hemingway Award. His story collection, “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories,” will come out in July.

32m
May 16
Mohsin Hamid Reads “The Face in the Mirror”

Mohsin Hamid reads his story “The Face in the Mirror,” from the May 16th, 2022, issue of the magazine. Hamid is the author of four novels, including “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” and “Exit West,” a winner of the L.A.  Book Prize. A new novel, “The Last White Man,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in August

39m
May 09
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads “Nondisclosure Agreement”

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his story “Nondisclosure Agreement,” from the May 9th, 2022, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collections “Brief Encounters with the Enemy,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction in 2014, and “American Estrangement,” which was published last year.

34m
May 02
Elif Batuman Reads “The Repugnant Conclusion”

Elif Batuman reads her story “The Repugnant Conclusion,” from the April 25 & May 2, 2022, issue of the magazine. Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them” and the novel “The Idiot,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. “The Repugnant Conclusion” was adapted from her second novel, “Either/Or,” which will be published in May. 

50m
Apr 18
Sheila Heti Reads “Just a Little Fever”

Sheila Heti reads her story “Just a Little Fever,” from the April 18, 2022, issue of the magazine. Heti is a Canadian writer, whose books of fiction and nonfiction include the novels “How Should a Person Be,” “Motherhood,” which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and “Pure Colour,” which was published earlier this year.

28m
Apr 11
Kevin Barry Reads “The Pub with No Beer”

Kevin Barry reads his story “The Pub with No Beer,” from the April 11, 2022, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of six books of fiction, including the novel “City of Bohane,” for  which he won the International Dublin Literary Award, and, most recently, the story collection “That Old Country Music,” which was published in 2020.

26m
Apr 04
Tessa Hadley Reads “After the Funeral”

Tessa Hadley reads her story “After the Funeral,” from the March 28, 2022, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published eleven books of fiction, including the story collection “Bad Dreams and Other Stories, ” and the novel “Free Love,” which came out this year. She is a winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize. 

48m
Mar 21
Zach Williams Reads “Wood Sorrel House”

Zach Williams reads his story “Wood Sorrel House,” from the March 21, 2022, issue of the magazine. Williams is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is working on a collection of short stories.

35m
Mar 14
Camille Bordas Reads “One Sun Only”

Camille Bordas reads her story “One Sun Only,” from the March 7, 2022, issue of the magazine. Bordas published two novels in France. Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” came out in 2017.

33m
Feb 28
Claire Keegan Reads “So Late in the Day”

Claire Keegan reads her story “So Late in the Day,” from the February 28, 2022, issue of the magazine. Keegan is the author of four books, including the novella “Foster,” which appeared in abridged form in *The New Yorker*, and, most recently, the novel “Small Things Like These,” which was published last year. She is a winner of the William Trevor Prize and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others. 

43m
Feb 21
Kate Folk Reads “Out There”

In a special episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Kate Folk reads her story “Out There https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/23/out-there,” which ran in the magazine two years ago, in the March 23, 2020, issue. Folk’s recording session at the time was cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown, and we are thrilled to have her back to do the taping now. Folk was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University. Her first book, the story collection “Out There,” will be published next month.

43m
Feb 14
Lauren Groff Reads “Annunciation”

Lauren Groff reads her story “Annunciation,” from the February 14 & 21, 2022, issue of the magazine. Groff has published four novels, including “Arcadia,” “Fates and Furies,” and most recently “Matrix,” which came out last year. Her second story collection “Florida,” which was published in 2018, won the Story Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

55m
Feb 07
Alexander MacLeod Reads “Once Removed”

Alexander MacLeod reads his story “Once Removed,” from the February 7, 2022, issue of the magazine. MacLeod is the author of the story collection “Light Lifting,” which was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His second story collection, “Animal Person,” will be published in April. 

46m
Jan 31
Ayşegül Savaş Reads “Long Distance”

Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Long Distance,” from the January 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019, and her second novel, “White on White,” came out last year.  

32m
Jan 24
Jennifer Egan Reads “What the Forest Remembers”

Jennifer Egan reads her story “What the Forest Remembers,” from the January 3 & 10, 2022, issue of the magazine. Egan is the author of six books of fiction, including “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, and “Manhattan Beach,” which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2018. A new book, “The Candy House,” will be published in April. 

34m
Dec 27, 2021
Adam Levin Reads “A Lot of Things Have Happened”

Adam Levin reads his story “A Lot of Things Have Happened,” from the December 27, 2021, issue of the magazine. Levin is the author of the story collection “Hot Pink,” and two novels, “The Instructions” and “Bubblegum,” which was published last year. 

28m
Dec 20, 2021
Madeleine Thien Reads “Lu, Reshaping”

Madeleine Thien reads her story “Lu, Reshaping,” from the December 20, 2021, issue of the magazine. Thien is the author of four books of fiction, including the novels “Dogs at the Perimeter” and “Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” which won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.

40m
Dec 13, 2021
Colin Barrett Reads “A Shooting in Rathreedane”

Colin Barrett reads her story “A Shooting in Rathreedane,” from the December 13, 2021, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. A new collection, “Homesickness,” will be published in May.

38m
Dec 06, 2021
Kate Walbert Reads “Marriage/Quarantine”

Kate Walbert reads her story “Marriage/Quarantine,” from the December 6, 2021, issue of the magazine. Walbert’s novels include “A Short History of Women,” “His Favorites,” and “Our Kind,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. Her story collection, “She Was Like That,” was published in 2019.

22m
Nov 29, 2021