Spotlight on Fiction: MSU Libraries(Podcasts from The New Yorker)

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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman...

Elif Batuman Reads Sylvia Townsend Warner Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:00:00 -0400

Elif Batuman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Truth and Fiction,” by Sylvia Townsend Warner, which was published in The New Yorker in 1961. Batuman is the author of one book of nonfiction, “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them,” and two novels, “The Idiot” and “Either/Or,” which was published earlier this year. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010.

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Duration: 61:30 Download file
André Alexis Reads Italo Calvino Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:00 -0400

André Alexis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Waiting for Death in a Hotel,” by Italo Calvino, translated, from the Italian, by Martin McLaughlin, which was published in The New Yorker in 2006. Alexis’s novels include “Childhood,” “Days by Moonlight,” and “Fifteen Dogs,” which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015.

2022 © Italo Calvino, performed with permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.

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Duration: 51:49 Download file
Akhil Sharma Reads Joyce Carol Oates Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:00:00 -0400

Akhil Sharma joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Zombie,” by Joyce Carol Oates, which was published in The New Yorker in 1994. Sharma is the author of the novels “Family Life” and “An Obedient Father,” which will be reissued in a revised version this month.

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Duration: 65:29 Download file
Rachel Kushner Reads Edna O’Brien Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:00:00 -0400

Rachel Kushner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Come Into the Drawing Room, Doris,” by Edna O’Brien, which was published in The New Yorker in 1962. Kushner is the author of three novels and most recently the essay collection “The Hard Crowd,” which was published last year.

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Duration: 65:53 Download file
Camille Bordas Reads Saul Bellow Sun, 01 May 2022 12:00:00 -0400

Camille Bordas joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Father-to-Be,” by Saul Bellow, which was published in The New Yorker in 1955. Bordas’s novel “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published in 2017

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Duration: 53:10 Download file
Sherman Alexie Reads Raymond Carver Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:00:00 -0400

Sherman Alexie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Where I’m Calling From,” by Raymond Carver, which was published in The New Yorker in 1982. Alexie is the author of nineteen books of fiction and poetry, including “Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories” and the novel “Flight.”

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Duration: 70:01 Download file
Gish Jen Reads Grace Paley Tue, 01 Mar 2022 12:00:00 -0500

Gish Jen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Friends,” by Grace Paley, which was published in The New Yorker in 1979. Jen is the author of nine books, including the novel “The Resisters” and the story collection “Thank you, Mr. Nixon,” which was published in February.

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Duration: 59:15 Download file
Alejandro Zambra Reads Bruno Schulz Tue, 01 Feb 2022 12:00:00 -0500

Alejandro Zambra joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Loneliness,” by Bruno Schulz, translated from the Polish by Celina Wieniewska, which was published in The New Yorker in 1977. Zambra is a Chilean poet, novelist, and story writer whose most recent novel, “Chilean Poet,” will be published in English this month.

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Duration: 36:50 Download file
Kevin Barry Reads V. S. Pritchett Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 -0500

Kevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Family Man,” by V. S. Pritchett, which was published in The New Yorker in 1977. Barry is a winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the author of six books of fiction, most recently the story collection “That Old Country Music,” which came out in 2020.

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Duration: 51:04 Download file
Will Mackin Reads George Saunders Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:00:00 -0500

Will Mackin joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Falls,” by George Saunders, which was published in The New Yorker in 1996. Mackin’s first book, “Bring Out the Dog,” was published in 2018 and won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection.

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Duration: 56:00 Download file
Ben Lerner Reads Julio Cortázar Mon, 01 Nov 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Ben Lerner joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “In the Name of Bobby,” by Julio Cortázar, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa, which was published in The New Yorker in 1979. Lerner is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry, including the novels “10:04” and “The Topeka School,” which was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. 

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Duration: 55:53 Download file
Donald Antrim Reads Donald Barthelme 2021 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Donald Antrim joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Balloon,” by Donald Barthelme, which was published in The New Yorker in 1966. Antrim is the author of three novels and the story collection “The Emerald Light in the Air.” His memoir, “One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival,” will be published this month.

“The Balloon” (c) 1966, by Donald Barthelme, performed with permission of the Wylie Agency, LLC.

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Duration: 37:20 Download file
Rebecca Curtis Reads Haruki Murakami Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Rebecca Curtis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey,” by Haruki Murakami, which was published in The New Yorker in 2020. Curtis is the author of the story collection “Twenty Grand: and Other Tales of Love and Money.”

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Duration: 61:26 Download file
Ann Patchett Reads Maile Meloy Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Ann Patchett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Proxy Marriage,” by Maile Meloy, which was published in The New Yorker in 2012. Patchett is the author of eight novels, including “Commonwealth” and “The Dutch House,” which was a finalist for last year’s Pulitzer Prize.

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Duration: 69:39 Download file
Susan Choi Reads Jennifer Egan Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Susan Choi joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Found Objects,” by Jennifer Egan, which was published in The New Yorker in 2007. Choi is the author of five novels, including “My Education” and “Trust Exercise,” which won the National Book Award in 2019.

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Duration: 65:05 Download file