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...

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
Ben Okri Reads Franz Kafka Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Ben Okri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Rescue Will Begin in Its Own Time,” four short fiction pieces by Franz Kafka, translated from the German by Michael Hofmann, which were published in The New Yorker in June of 2020. Okri is the author of two dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including the novels “The Famished Road,” which won the Booker Prize in 1991, and “The Freedom Artist,” which was published in 2019.

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Duration: 46:12 Download file
Téa Obreht Reads Thomas McGuane Sat, 01 May 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Téa Obreht joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Gallatin Canyon,” by Thomas McGuane, which appeared in a 2003 issue of the magazine. Obreht is the author of two novels, “The Tiger's Wife” and “Inland.”

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Duration: 57:37 Download file
Weike Wang Reads Lara Vapnyar Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:00:00 -0400

Weike Wang joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Katania,” by Lara Vapnyar, which appeared in a 2013 issue of the magazine. Wang's first novel, “Chemistry,” won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2018.

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Duration: 60:34 Download file
Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:00:00 -0500

Douglas Stuart joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Fjord of Killary,” by Kevin Barry, which appeared in a 2010 issue of the magazine. Stuart’s first novel, “Shuggie Bain,” won the Booker Prize in 2020.

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Duration: 54:04 Download file
Hisham Matar Reads Colm Tóibín Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:00:00 -0500

Hisham Matar joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “One Minus One,” by Colm Tóibín, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Matar’s most recent book, the memoir “A Month in Siena,” came out last year.

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Duration: 68:57 Download file
Chang-rae Lee Reads Steven Millhauser Fri, 01 Jan 2021 12:00:00 -0500

Chang-rae Lee joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Coming Soon,” by Steven Millhauser, which appeared in a 2013 issue of the magazine. Lee’s sixth novel, “My Year Abroad,” will be published in February.

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Duration: 57:04 Download file
Samantha Hunt Reads Yiyun Li Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:00:00 -0500

Samantha Hunt joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Sheltered Woman,” by Yiyun Li, which appeared in a 2014 issue of the magazine. Hunt’s four books of fiction include the story collection “The Dark Dark,” which was published in 2017, and “The Seas,” for which she won the National Book Foundations’s 5 Under 35 Award in 2006.

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Duration: 64:53 Download file
Elizabeth Strout Reads William Trevor Sun, 01 Nov 2020 12:00:00 -0500

Elizabeth Strout joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Bravado,” by William Trevor, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. Strout’s most recent book, “Olive Again,” an Oprah’s book-club pick, was published in 2019. 

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Duration: 47:46 Download file
ZZ Packer Reads Lesley Nneka Arimah Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:00:00 -0400

ZZ Packer joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Who Will Greet You At Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Packer’s story collection, “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere,” was published in 2003.

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Duration: 65:52 Download file
David Gilbert Reads Samantha Hunt Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:00 -0400

David Gilbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Three Days,” by Samantha Hunt, which appeared in a 2006 issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”

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Duration: 66:04 Download file
Tommy Orange Reads Louise Erdrich Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:00:00 -0400

Tommy Orange joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Years of My Birth,” by Louise Erdrich, which appeared in a 2011 issue of the magazine. Orange’s first novel, “There There,” was published in 2018 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Duration: 51:28 Download file
Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:00:00 -0400

Allegra Goodman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You My Love,” by Eudora Welty, which appeared in a 1952 issue of the magazine. Goodman’s books include “The Family Markowitz” and “The Chalk Artist.” 

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Duration: 67:00 Download file