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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker

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18:08 | Dec 12th, 2017

Thomas McGuane reads his story from the November 13, 2017, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published thirteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon" and "Crow Fair." A new volume, titled "Cloudbursts: Collected and New...Show More

36:46 | Aug 22nd, 2017

What the storm had erased was the silence from the other cabin. For hours, there had been no laughing, no bottle caps falling, none of the bickering that the girls had grown used to over the past two days. This was because there were no more adults. ...Show More
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17:46 | Feb 28th, 2017

Take back your mink, take back your pearls. But you don’t sing that song, it’s not in your key. Let some other girl sing it.The type who gets a smile from a cop even if she’s crossing Broadway in her oldest Terylene housedress. You don’t have that lu...Show More

09:54 | Nov 22nd, 2016

“The schoolmarm’s just showing off again, making their brains ache, unrepentant criminal that she is.”

41:07 | Aug 20th

J. Robert Lennon reads his story from the August 26, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lennon is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel "Broken River" and the story collection "See You in Paradise."

56:35 | Aug 13th

George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, issue of the magazine. Saunders won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." He is the author of four short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "T...Show More

48:02 | Jul 30th

Elizabeth Strout reads her story from the August 5 & 12, 2019, issue of the magazine. Strout is the author of six books of fiction, including "My Name Is Lucy Barton" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A new book, ...Show More

51:58 | Jul 23rd

Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His ne...Show More

13:03 | Jul 16th

Hanif Kureishi reads his story from the July 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Kureishi is the author of numerous plays, screenplays, and novels, including "The Buddha of Suburbia," "Intimacy," "The Last Word," and "Nothing." A new collection of ficti...Show More

42:13 | Jul 2nd

David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including "Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," and "Visiting Edna." His novels include "Recital of the Dog" and "Girl by the Roa...Show More

36:43 | Jun 25th

Emma Cline reads her story from the July 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 20...Show More

27:31 | Jun 18th

Mary Grimm reads her story from the June 24, 2019 issue of the magazine. Grimm, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of the novel "Left to Themselves," and is currently at work on a historical novel.

39:00 | Jun 11th

Andrea Lee reads her story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, 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 story collection, "Red Island House," will ...Show More

55:11 | Jun 7th

Han Ong reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, 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."

51:17 | Jun 4th

Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Aw...Show More

21:01 | May 28th

Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the June 3, 2019, issue of the magazine. Savaş is a Turkish writer who lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Her first novel, "Walking on the Ceiling," was published in April.

24:30 | May 21st

Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was ad...Show More

38:04 | May 14th

Camille Bordas reads her story from the May 20, 2019, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, "Les Treize Desserts" and "Partie Commune." Her first novel in English, "How to Behave in a Crowd," was published in 2017.

18:31 | May 7th

Lauren Groff reads her story from the May 13, 2019, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," which came out last year, won the Stor...Show More

37:03 | Apr 23rd

Greg Jackson reads his story from the April 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of the story collection "Prodigals" and the winner of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and the Bard Fiction Prize.

35:18 | Apr 16th

Catherine Lacey reads her story from the April 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lacey has published two novels, "Nobody is Ever Missing" and "The Answers," as well as the story collection "Certain American States," which came out last year.

38:26 | Apr 9th

Pat Barker reads her story from the April 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Barker is the author of fourteen novels, including "Regeneration," "The Ghost Road," which won the Booker Prize, and, most recently, "The Silence of the Girls," which was publ...Show More

47:10 | Apr 2nd

Te-Ping Chen reads her story “Lulu,” from the April 8, 2019, issue of the magazine. Chen is a writer and journalist based in Philadelphia. She is working on her first collection of stories.

34:42 | Mar 26th

Colson Whitehead reads his story “The Match,” from the April 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Whitehead has published six novels, including “The Intuitionist” and “The Underground Railroad,” which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Hi...Show More

14:19 | Mar 19th

Lore Segal reads her story “Dandelion,” from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of three story collections and five novels, including “Her First American” and “Half the Kingdom.” A new book, “The Journal I Did Not Keep: Ne...Show More

35:07 | Mar 12th

Sally Rooney reads her story “Color and Light,” from the March 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of two novels, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People,” which was published last year and won the Costa Book Award.

35:14 | Mar 5th

Yiyun Li reads her story "All Will Be Well," from the March 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and three novels, "The Vagrants," "Kinder Than Solitude," and "Where Reasons End," which was published last year.

32:50 | Feb 26th

Jonathan Lethem reads his short story from the March 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of more than fifteen books of fiction, including the novels "The Fortress of Solitude," "A Gambler's Anatomy," and "The Feral Detective," which ...Show More

19:32 | Feb 12th

Leïla Slimani reads her short story from the February 18 & 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Slimani is the author of the novel "The Perfect Nanny," which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 2016 and was published in the U.S. last year. Another novel. ...Show More

35:32 | Feb 5th

T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the February 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking...Show More

41:29 | Jan 29th

Emma Cline reads her short story from the February 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Noveli...Show More

42:26 | Jan 15th

Salvatore Scibona reads his short story from the January 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scibona's first novel, "The End," was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His second...Show More

40:05 | Jan 1st

Taymour Soomro reads his short story from the January 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. This is Soomro's first fiction publication.

56:07 | Dec 18th, 2018

Mary Gaitskill reads her short story from the December 24 & 31, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gaitskill is the author of three novels and three story collections, including "Because They Wanted To" and "Don't Cry." Her novel "Veronica" was a finalist ...Show More

46:48 | Dec 11th, 2018

Linn Ullmann reads her short story from the December 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ullmann is the author of six novels, including "A Blessed Child" and "The Cold Song." "Time for the Eyes to Adjust" is adapted from her novel "Unquiet," which will ...Show More

23:25 | Dec 4th, 2018

Joy Williams reads her short story from the December 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" and "The Visiting Privilege." She won the Rea Award for the...Show More

49:42 | Nov 20th, 2018

Garth Greenwell reads his short story from the November 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016. It won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year and was a finalist for several other p...Show More

38:17 | Nov 13th, 2018

Sam Lipsyte reads his short story from the November 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of five books of fiction, including the novel "The Ask" and the story collection "The Fun Parts." A new novel, "Hark," will be published in Jan...Show More

45:23 | Oct 30th, 2018

Tony Earley reads his short story from the November 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Earley is the author of five books, including the story collection "Mr. Tall" and the novels "Jim the Boy" and "The Blue Star." He has been publishing fiction and non...Show More

54:28 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Bryan Washington reads his short story from the October 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Washington's first collection of stories, "Lot," will be published in March. He lives in Houston.

34:35 | Oct 9th, 2018

Kevin Barry reads his short story from the October 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of two story collections, “There Are Little Kingdoms” and “Dark Lies the Island,” as well as the novels “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” for whi...Show More

38:16 | Sep 25th, 2018

Yiyun Li reads her short story from the October 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and two novels, "The Vagrants" and "Kinder Than Solitude." Her book of memoir and essays, "Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to ...Show More

35:46 | Sep 11th, 2018

Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."

42:46 | Sep 4th, 2018

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his short story from the September 10, 2018, 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 fic...Show More

51:17 | Aug 21st, 2018

Sana Krasikov reads her short story from the August 27, 2018, 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," wh...Show More

37:31 | Aug 14th, 2018

Callan Wink reads his short story from the August 20, 2018, issue of the magazine. Wink's début story collection, "Dog Run Moon," was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He works as a fly-fishing guide in Montana.

51:17 | Jul 31st, 2018

Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 & 13, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ford is the author of five short-story collections and seven novels, including "Independence Day," "The Lay of the Land," and "Canada." He is working on a new col...Show More

38:05 | Jul 24th, 2018

T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the July 30, 2018, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In,...Show More

22:52 | Jul 17th, 2018

Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February.

21:53 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Lauren Groff reads her story from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," came out last month.

39:04 | Jun 26th, 2018

Joseph O'Neill reads his story from the July 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill is the author of four novels, including "Netherland," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and "The Dog." His first story collection, "Good Trouble,...Show More

51:23 | Jun 19th, 2018

Gary Shteyngart reads his story from the June 25, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shteyngart has published three novels, including "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," and the memoir "Little Failure." His fourth novel, "Lake Success," from whi...Show More

36:02 | Jun 12th, 2018

Weike Wang reads her story "Omakase," from the June 18, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Wang's first novel, "Chemistry," which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published last year.

49:04 | Jun 5th, 2018

David Gilbert reads his story "Fungus," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Gilbert is the author of the story collection "Remote Feed," and two novels, "& Sons" and "The Normals."

53:22 | May 29th, 2018

Karen Russell reads her story "Orange World," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Russell is the author of two short-story collections, and the novel "Swamplandia," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She was included in the...Show More

39:19 | May 22nd, 2018

Ben Marcus reads his story "Stay Down and Take It," from the May 28, 2018, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two short-story collections, including "The Flame Alphabet" and "Leaving the Sea," which was shortlisted for the Fra...Show More

37:48 | May 8th, 2018

Edwidge Danticat reads her story "Without Inspection," from the May 14th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels "The Dew Breaker" and "Claire of the Sea Light." Her most recent book is th...Show More

21:24 | Apr 24th, 2018

Coover is the author of eleven novels, including “The Public Burning,” “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” and “Huck Out West.” His story collection “Going for a Beer” was published earlier this year.

40:43 | Apr 17th, 2018

Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year.

44:09 | Apr 10th, 2018

Keith Gessen reads his story “How Did We Come to Know You?,” from the April 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gessen’s first novel, “All the Sad Young Literary Men,” came out in 2008. His second novel, “A Terrible Country,” from which this story was a...Show More

37:11 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Camille Bordas reads her story “The State of Nature,” from the April 9, 2018, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, “Les Treize Desserts” and “Partie Commune.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was pu...Show More

39:29 | Mar 27th, 2018

Sam Allingham reads his story “The Intermediate Class,” from the April 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. Allingham’s first story collection, “The Great American Songbook,” was published in 2016. He has published fiction in One Story, Epoch, and America...Show More

35:47 | Mar 20th, 2018

Tommy Orange reads his story “The State,” from the March 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Orange is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Orange will publish his first novel, "There There," from which this story w...Show More

35:32 | Mar 13th, 2018

Gish Jen reads her story “No More Maybe,” from the March 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Jen has published four novels, including “Mona in the Promised Land” and “World and Town,” and the short-story collection “Who’s Irish?.” Her most recent book i...Show More

28:52 | Mar 6th, 2018

Joseph O’Neill reads his story "The Poltroon Husband" from the March 12, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 20...Show More

39:37 | Feb 27th, 2018

Nicole Krauss reads her story "Seeing Ershadi," from the March 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark,” which was published last year. Her story “The Young Painters” was i...Show More

55:33 | Feb 6th, 2018

Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12 & 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Kushner is the author of two novels, "Telex from Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers," both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her third no...Show More

56:12 | Jan 30th, 2018

Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Eugenides is the author of three novels, including "Middlesex," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His most recent book, the story collection "Fresh Com...Show More

20:37 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, 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 her most recent novel, ...Show More

32:03 | Jan 9th, 2018

David Gates reads his story from the January 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gates is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel "Preston Falls" and the story collection "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," which was published in 2015.

52:56 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. Her first book, "The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir," was published in 2008.

41:35 | Dec 26th, 2017

Colin Barrett reads his story from the January 1, 2018, 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.

19:53 | Dec 19th, 2017

Zadie Smith reads her story from the December 18th & 25th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" will be published in February.

40:10 | Dec 5th, 2017

Kristen Roupenian reads her story "Cat Person," from the December 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Roupenian recently completed an M.F.A. and is now a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

29:50 | Nov 21st, 2017

Will Mackin reads his story "The Lost Troop,” from the November 27th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, "Bring Out the Dog," in March.

52:38 | Nov 14th, 2017

David Gilbert reads his story from the November 20, 2017, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”

14:42 | Oct 31st, 2017

Anne Enright reads her story from the November 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out...Show More

29:20 | Oct 24th, 2017

Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 30, 2017, issue of the magazine. O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog” which came out in 2014.

45:02 | Oct 17th, 2017

Edwidge Danticat reads her story from the September 18, 2017, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels “The Dew Breaker” and “Claire of the Sea Light.” Her most recent book is the memoir “The Art ...Show More

55:17 | Oct 10th, 2017

Tessa Hadley reads her story from the October 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four short-story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” In 2016, she won the Windham-Campbell Prize f...Show More

44:19 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story from the October 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” Her story “The Erlking” was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40” issu...Show More

41:29 | Sep 26th, 2017

"“Terrorism” wasn’t really the term anymore. Ida found that it soured in her mouth, like a German word for some obscure feeling.“Tax”seemed to be a finer way to put it. A tax had been levied in St. Louis. In New Orleans last year, in Tucson three yea...Show More

34:20 | Sep 19th, 2017

Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads his story from the September 25, 2017, issue of the magazine. Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His most recent novel, “Everything I Don’t Remember...Show More

36:49 | Sep 5th, 2017

Allegra Goodman reads her story from the September 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Goodman is the author of two story collections and six novels including “Kaaterskill Falls,” “The Cookbook Collector,” and “The Chalk Artist,” which was published ear...Show More

31:05 | Aug 29th, 2017

Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine.  July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor.  She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” whi...Show More

46:24 | Aug 15th, 2017

I knew I was acting badly, that I was looking too brazenly and too long, that I shouldn’t have looked at all. I would be ashamed later but I wasn’t ashamed now, I kept watching as the stream weakened and became intermittent, let him know, I said to m...Show More

46:54 | Jul 25th, 2017

Gertrude holds her belly in skeletal arms. She sinks to her knees before Christina, pulls at Christina’s limp hands. “Please let me keep it,”she begs.“Please, Christina. I know you can intercede with God. Please do this for me.”

20:48 | Jul 18th, 2017

What if she’s forgotten what he looks like? What if she’s gone crazy? What if he’s here, lying in one of those cribs, and she sees him every single day without realizing he’s her son? What if it’s been too long? What if memory fails? What if everythi...Show More

42:23 | Jun 13th, 2017

Arthur Less recalls intercontinental-travel advice that his old flame Freddy once gave him: "They serve you dinner, you take your sleeping pill, they serve you breakfast, you're there."

29:44 | Jun 6th, 2017

"One rainy night, in March, 2009, we crossed a muddy field to intercept a group of Taliban who’d come out of the mountains of Pakistan. They were walking west. We were patrolling north to arrive at a point ahead of them, where we’d set up an ambush."

30:57 | Jun 3rd, 2017

"On a Tuesday morning, she knocked on the door of 213. A corner room. Larger than standard. With two big windows instead of one. Twenty more dollars a night. The guest had been there for three nights and was sup- posed to check out by noon. She knock...Show More

44:46 | May 30th, 2017

"A lot of the people in our program were nakedly emotional in a way that, in childhood, I had so successfully trained myself not to be that I almost really wasn’t. Before entering grad school, I had never felt normal, but here I was competent and wel...Show More

48:41 | May 16th, 2017

What’s the scariest sound a person can hear? In a quiet country house where the closest neighbors are pretty far away, the scariest possible sound is a man coughing outside at night.

13:30 | May 9th, 2017

The guy on the roof nods—it looks like he heard something this time— and shouts at me,“How did you know? How did you know she died?” Someone always dies, I want to yell back. Always.

45:26 | May 2nd, 2017

Bella wanted Miss Chu to know that she understood the indifference they both had to endure; she wanted Miss Chu to suffer less because she was suffering with her. Yet Miss Chu treated Bella with more sarcasm than she treated the other students.

23:51 | Apr 25th, 2017

David Means reads his story “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” from the May 1, 2017, issue of the magazine.

40:03 | Apr 18th, 2017

Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Deaf and Blind” from the April 24, 2017, issue of the magazine.

26:25 | Apr 11th, 2017

The next day, Lakshman telephoned India. He gripped the phone and spoke in a soft, tight voice. “Mommy says she is going to stay in bed and drink.” Even as he was speaking, he knew that his father would find some way to make light of what was happeni...Show More

39:17 | Apr 4th, 2017

He stood there for another few minutes before a boy and a girl ambled toward him, the boy not immediately recognizable as his son. It was Rowan, obvious now as the boy got closer, and Richard pretended he’d known all along. Wasn’t that what parents w...Show More

44:28 | Mar 28th, 2017

Kate and I looked at each other and shrugged. Hector was lonely and missing his children. It made sense. But then Kate noticed something, and that was when the holiday went irrecoverably wrong.

55:24 | Mar 21st, 2017

He pushes her against a tree, and even though his hand is somewhere else, the girl feels it on her throat. She can’t speak. She only squeaks. A shadow falls, as if to give them privacy. The man takes full advantage. “Get the fuck away from her.”There...Show More

15:24 | Mar 7th, 2017

This was the part of the journey that he loved best: the street lamps gave way to the idea of countryside, and there was a song on the radio as the road opened up ahead. The music made him feel like he could keep driving forever. It was a love song, ...Show More

19:43 | Feb 21st, 2017

Lotte said, “I have not told Alana or Minnie that I’ve died. I thought awhile before telling Sam, but he was fine. He was really very good about it, my poor Sam.”

40:38 | Feb 7th, 2017

Kirsten’s commute is when she really focusses on whether she has the power to destroy Lucy Headrick’s life. Yes, the question hums in the background at other moments, like when Kirsten is at the grocery store and sees a cooking magazine with Lucy on ...Show More

47:29 | Jan 31st, 2017

“Love, in all forms, had turned into a kind of regret.”

37:40 | Jan 24th, 2017

“She found it hurtful to see other people’s smiling, healthy families or, even worse, to hear about lives that seemed as fragile as her own.”

48:10 | Jan 17th, 2017

"It was a mystery to me how Svetlana generated so many opinions. Any piece of information seemed to produce an opinion on contact. Meanwhile, I went from class to class, read hundreds—thousands—of pages of the distilled ideas of the great thinkers of...Show More

43:58 | Jan 10th, 2017

“Jerome, with a very serious expression, asked what Dom would do if an alien wanted to have sex with him.”

42:58 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Yiyun Li reads her story “On The Street Where You Live,” from the January 9, 2017, issue of the magazine.

42:46 | Dec 27th, 2016

“Within the hour, he’d packed and left, and, although it’s true that things hadn’t been great between us for a while—we’d run out of things to say to each other, and our silences were, frankly, boring—I would have appreciated a little notice, a littl...Show More

32:04 | Dec 6th, 2016

“The poet Mark McCain received an e-mail inviting him to sign a ‘poetition’ requesting that President Obama pardon Edward Snowden.”

22:38 | Nov 15th, 2016

“What is it about me that people need breaks from? she asks the dog, who looks as though she wants to say something but, out of innate gentleness, refrains.”

38:47 | Nov 1st, 2016

"In a room at GenLab, Connie and I were presented with an exhaustive menu of just how our chromosomes could be made to match up.”

48:31 | Oct 18th, 2016

"Jeb could hear almost everything that went on in her house, he’d figured out, if he listened carefully from his basement window."

25:14 | Oct 4th, 2016

“It’s the sort of thing that could get me in a lot of trouble around here,” he said. “Who’ll know?” she said.

16:49 | Sep 27th, 2016

Etgar Keret reads his story “To the Moon and Back,” from the October 3, 2016, issue of the magazine. The story was translated, from the Hebrew, by Sondra Silverston. Keret is the author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” which was ...Show More

28:17 | Sep 13th, 2016

Rivka Galchen reads her story “How Can I Help?,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Galchen's story collection, “American Innovations,” was published in 2014. She was included in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 issue in 2010. She's been...Show More

25:52 | Sep 6th, 2016

Robert Coover reads his story “Invasion of the Martians,” from the September 19, 2016, issue of the magazine. Coover is the author of ten novels, including “The Origin of the Brunists, “The Adventures of Lucky Pierre,” and “The Brunist Day of Wrath.”...Show More

29:39 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Curtis Sittenfeld reads her story “Gender Studies,” from the August 29, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sittenfeld is the author of five novels, including “Prep“ and “American Wife.” Her most recent novel, “Eligible,” was published earlier this year. Th...Show More

34:48 | Aug 16th, 2016

Thomas McGuane reads his story “Papaya,” from the August 22, 2016, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published ten novels and three short story collections, including, most recently, “Crow Fair.” He's been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since ...Show More

35:21 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Tessa Hadley reads her story “Dido's Lament,” from the August 8 & 15, 2016, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” She won this year’s Windham Cam...Show More

45:01 | Jul 26th, 2016

Joshua Ferris reads his story “The Abandonment,” from the August 1, 2016, issue of the magazine. Ferris is the author of three novels, including “The Unnamed” and “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker sinc...Show More

31:18 | Jul 19th, 2016

Joy Williams reads her story “Stuff,” from the July 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of five story collections and four novels, including “Breaking and Entering” and “The Quick and the Dead.” Her collection “99 Stories of God” ...Show More

29:51 | Jun 29th, 2016

Michael Andreasen reads his story “The King's Teacup at Rest,” from the July 11, 2016, issue of the magazine. Andreasen has published fiction in "Zoetrope: Allstory" and elsewhere. This is his first story in The New Yorker.

34:34 | Jun 28th, 2016

T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story “The Fugitive,” from the July 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Boyle has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker. He is the author of fifteen novels, including “San Miguel” and “The Harder They Come...Show More

33:23 | Jun 21st, 2016

Paul Theroux reads his short story “Upside-Down Cake,” from the June 27, 2016, issue of the magazine. Theroux has written more than 50 books of fiction and nonfiction, including “The Mosquito Coast,” “The Great Railway Bazaar,” “The Lower River,” and...Show More

46:36 | Jun 14th, 2016

Karen Russell reads her story “The Bog Girl,” from the June 20, 2016, issue of the magazine. Russell is the author of two story collections, and the novel “Swamplandia!.” She was included in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” issue in 2010, and is a 2013...Show More

41:56 | Jun 7th, 2016

Ben Lerner reads his story “The Polish Rider,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station” and “10:04,” and three books of poetry. He’s a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. He has been publ...Show More

14:41 | May 31st, 2016

Zadie Smith reads her story “Two Men Arrive in a Village,” from the June 6 and 13, 2016, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including “Swing Time,” which will be published in November. She has been publishing fiction in The Ne...Show More

36:40 | May 23rd, 2016

Charles Yu reads his story “Fable,” from the May 30, 2016, issue of the magazine. Yu is the author of two story collections and one novel, “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.”  This is his first story in The New Yorker.

26:23 | May 16th, 2016

Lauren Groff reads her story “The Midnight Zone,” from the May 23, 2016, issue of the magazine. Groff is the author of one story collection and three novels, including “Arcadia” and “Fates and Furies.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorke...Show More

29:48 | May 9th, 2016

Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and ”Family Life.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.

31:13 | May 2nd, 2016

John L'Heureux reads his story “Three Short Moments in a Long Life,” from the May 9, 2016, issue of the magazine. L'Heureux is the author of twenty books, including the novels, “The Miracle,” and “The Medici Boy.” He has been publishing fiction in Th...Show More

38:24 | Apr 25th, 2016

Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,” which was published in 2015. This is her first story in The New Yorker.

36:25 | Apr 18th, 2016

Lara Vapnyar reads her story “Waiting for the Miracle,” from the April 25, 2016, issue of the magazine. Vapnyar is the author of two short-story collections, “There are Jews in My House,” and “Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love,” and two novel...Show More

36:27 | Apr 11th, 2016

Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, 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 B...Show More

44:13 | Apr 4th, 2016

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story “The Burglar,” from the April 11, 2016, issue of the magazine.Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2008.

30:32 | Mar 28th, 2016

Kevin Canty reads his story from the April 4, 2016, issue of the magazine. Canty is the author of three short-story collections and four novels, including “A Stranger in the World,” “Where the Money Went,” “Winslow in Love,” and, most recently, “Ever...Show More

30:00 | Mar 21st, 2016

Ian McEwan reads his story from the March 28, 2016 issue of the magazine. McEwan has published sixteen books of fiction, including “The Children Act,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Saturday,” and “Atonment.” This story was inspired by “L’image volée,” an exhibitio...Show More

1:21:26 | Mar 15th, 2016

Beginning March 21st, you’ll be able to hear the short stories that appear in The New Yorker, read by their authors, on our new podcast, The Author’s Voice: New Fiction from The New Yorker. For this special, one-time preview episode of the podcast, w...Show More