Episodes
Etgar Keret joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "You Are Now Entering the Human Heart," by Janet Frame, from a 1969 issue of the magazine. Keret has published several short-story collections, including "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God," "The Girl on the Fridge," "Suddenly, a Knock on the Door," and "Fly Already." His memoir, "The Seven Good Years," was published in 2015.
Published 09/01/19
Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," which won the Booker Prize in 2000, and "Stone Mattress." A winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and the Governor General's Award, among others, she will publish "The Testaments," a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," in September.
Published 08/01/19
Kirstin Valdez Quade joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Long Black Line," by John L'Heureux, from a 2018 issue of the magazine. Quade is the author of the story collection "Night at the Fiestas," which won the National Book Critic Circle's John Leonard Prize and a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation.
Published 07/01/19
Andrew Sean Greer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "I Live on Your Visits," by Dorothy Parker, from a 1955 issue of the magazine. Greer is the author of six books of fiction, including "The Confessions of Max Tivoli," "The Story of a Marriage," and "Less," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018. 
Published 06/03/19
Emma Cline joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Metal Bowl," by Miranda July, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize.
Published 05/01/19
Marisa Silver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Nawabdin Electrician," by Daniyal Mueenuddin, from a 2007 issue of the magazine. Silver is the author of two short-story collections and four books of fiction, including "The God of War" and "Little Nothing."
Published 04/01/19
Joy Williams joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Itch," by Don DeLillo, from a 2017 issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "The Quick and the Dead," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and "Ninety-Nine Stories of God." Her most recent book is "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories."
Published 03/01/19
Joseph O'Neill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Pet," by Nadine Gordimer, from a 1962 issue of the magazine. O'Neill's four novels include "The Dog" and "Netherland." His most recent book, the story collection "Good Trouble," was published last year.
Published 02/01/19
Orhan Pamuk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth," by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 issue of the magazine. Pamuk's novels include "Snow," "My Name is Red," and "The Museum of Innocence." He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.
Published 01/02/19
Dave Eggers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Indianapolis (Highway 74)," by Sam Shepard, from a 2009 issue of the magazine. Eggers is the author of twelve books, including the novels "Heroes of the Frontier," "The Circle," and "The Wild Things." A new novel, "The Parade," will be published in March.
Published 12/01/18
Stuart Dybek joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Miracle Polish," by Steven Millhauser, from a 2011 issue of the magazine. Dybek is a poet and fiction writer, whose story collections include "Paper Lantern: Love Stories" and "Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories." He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007.
Published 11/01/18
Roddy Doyle joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Community Life," by Lorrie Moore, from a 1991 issue of the magazine. Doyle is the author of two story collections - "The Deportees and Other Stories" and "Bullfighting" - as well as eleven novels for adults, including "Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha," which won the Booker Prize in 1993, and eight children's books. His most recent novel, "Smile," was published in 2017.
Published 10/01/18
Tessa Hadley joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "New York Girl," by John Updike, from a 1996 issue of the magazine. Hadley is the author of nine books of fiction, including the story collection "Bad Dreams and Other Stories," which was published last year. She won the Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction in 2016 and has been publishing in The New Yorker since 2002.
Published 09/03/18
Kate Walbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Pet Milk,” by Stuart Dybek, from a 1984 issue of the magazine.
Published 08/01/18
Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "My Life Is a Joke," by Sheila Heti, from a 2015 issue of the magazine.
Published 07/02/18
A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stone Mattress," from a 2011 issue of The New Yorker.
Published 06/01/18
Hari Kunzru reads and discusses “The Colonel's Daughter,” by Robert Coover, from a 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
Published 05/01/18
Mohsin Hamid joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Book of Sand,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1976 issue of the magazine.
Published 04/02/18
Lorrie Moore joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Naked Ladies," by Antonya Nelson, from a 1992 issue of the magazine.
Published 03/02/18
Colin Barrett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stuff" by Joy Williams, from a 2016 issue of the magazine.
Published 02/02/18
David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Leopard," by Wells Tower from a 2008 issue of the magazine.
Published 01/02/18
Last month, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Fiction Podcast, we asked you to vote for your favorite episode from our first ten years. The winner was an episode from 2012, in which David Sedaris read and discussed "Roy Spivey," by Miranda July. This is a re-release of that podcast.
Published 12/22/17
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Extra,” by Yiyun Li from a 2003 issue of the magazine.
Published 12/01/17
Lauren Groff joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Hazzard’s “In These Islands,” from a 1990 issue of the magazine.
Published 11/01/17