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

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André Alexis Reads Alice MunroSat, 01 Jun 2024 10:00:00 -0000

André Alexis joins Deborah Treisman for a special tribute to Alice Munro, who died in May at age ninety-two. Alexis reads and discusses “Before the Change,” by Munro, which was published in The New Yorker in 1998. Alexis’s works of fiction include “Fifteen Dogs,” which won the Giller Prize, “Days by Moonlight,” and the story collection “The Night Piece,” which was published in 2020.

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Duration: 01:38:34 Download file
Rachel Cusk Reads Marguerite DurasWed, 01 May 2024 10:00:00 -0000

Rachel Cusk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "The Bible" and “The Stolen Pigeons” by Marguerite Duras, which were translated from the French, by Deborah Treisman, and published in *The New Yorker* in 2006 and 2007. Cusk is a winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, and is the author of five books of nonfiction and twelve novels, including "Arlington Park," "Outline," "Transit," "Kudos," and "Parade," which will be published in June.

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Duration: 54:38 Download file
David Bezmozgis Reads Sarah Shun-lien BynumMon, 01 Apr 2024 10:00:00 -0000

David Bezmozgis joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Likes,” by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, which was published in The New Yorker in 2017. Bezmozgis is a filmmaker and writer. He has published two story collections and two novels, “The Free World,” which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize, and “The Betrayers,” which won the National Jewish Book Award. He was also chosen as one of The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 in 2010.

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Duration: 01:08:35 Download file
Greg Jackson Reads Jennifer EganFri, 01 Mar 2024 11:00:00 -0000

Greg Jackson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Safari,” by Jennifer Egan, which was published in The New Yorker in 2010. Jackson has published a story collection, “Prodigals,” and a novel “The Dimension of a Cave,” which was one of The New Yorker's Best Books of 2023. He has been publishing in the magazine since 2014.

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Duration: 01:14:37 Download file
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads Roberto BolañoThu, 01 Feb 2024 15:30:24 -0000

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Labyrinth,” by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews, which was published in The New Yorker in 2012. HolyWhiteMountain is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, and grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.

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Duration: 01:09:13 Download file
Rivka Galchen Reads Aleksandar HemonMon, 01 Jan 2024 18:45:00 -0000

In the two hundredth episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast, Rivka Galchen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Bees, Part 1,” by Aleksandar Hemon, which was published in The New Yorker in 2002. Galchen’s books include the story collection “American Innovations” and the novel “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch.”

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Duration: 01:06:54 Download file
Teju Cole Reads Anne CarsonFri, 01 Dec 2023 11:00:00 -0000

Teju Cole joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “1=1,” by Anne Carson, which was published in The New Yorker in 2016. Cole’s novels include “Open City” and “Tremor,” which was published this year.

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Duration: 52:56 Download file
Margaret Atwood Reads Mavis Gallant, LiveWed, 01 Nov 2023 10:00:00 -0000

Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Varieties of Exile,” by Mavis Gallant, which was published in The New Yorker in 1976. Atwood is the author of more than forty books of poetry and fiction, including the novels “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments” and the story collection “Old Babes in the Wood,” which was published earlier this year. This is the first episode of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast to be recorded in front of a live audience. It was taped at the Hot Docs podcast festival, in Toronto, on October 21, 2023.

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Duration: 01:19:09 Download file
Lucinda Rosenfeld Reads Annie ErnauxSun, 01 Oct 2023 16:00:00 -0000

Lucinda Rosenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Returns,” by Annie Ernaux, translated from the French by Deborah Treisman, which was published in The New Yorker in 20233. Rosenfeld is the author of five novels, including “I’m So Happy for You” and “Class.”

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Duration: 45:31 Download file
Andrew O’Hagan Reads Donald AntrimFri, 01 Sep 2023 16:00:00 -0000

Andrew O’Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to discuss “An Actor Prepares,” by Donald Antrim, which was published in The New Yorker in 1999. O’Hagan is the author of six novels, including “The Illuminations” and “Mayflies,” which was published in 2020 and won the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize.

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Duration: 01:16:11 Download file
David Means Reads Lorrie MooreTue, 01 Aug 2023 16:00:00 -0000

David Means joins Deborah Treisman to discuss “Face Time,” by Lorrie Moore, which was published in The New Yorker in 2020. Means is the author of a novel and six story collections, including “Instructions for a Funeral” and “Two Nurses, Smoking,” which came out in 2022.

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Duration: 01:00:16 Download file
George Saunders Reads Claire KeeganSat, 01 Jul 2023 16:00:00 -0000

George Saunders joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “So Late in the Day,” by Claire Keegan, which was published in The New Yorker in 2022. Saunders is the author of the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo,” and five story collections, including “Tenth of December” and “Liberation Day,” which came out last year.

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Duration: 01:11:10 Download file
Ottessa Moshfegh Reads David MeansThu, 01 Jun 2023 16:00:00 -0000

Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Two Ruminations on a Homeless Brother,” by David Means, which was published in The New Yorker in 2017. Moshfegh is the author of four novels, including “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” and “Lapvona.”

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Jonas Hassen Khemiri Reads Vladimir NabokovMon, 01 May 2023 16:00:00 -0000

Jonas Hassen Khemiri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “A Slice of Life,” by Vladimir Nabokov, translated from the Russian text of 1925, by Dmitri Nabokov, in collaboration with the author, which was published in The New Yorker in 1976. Khemiri is a Swedish fiction writer and playwright whose novels include “The Family Clause” and “Everything I Don’t Remember.”

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Duration: 56:32 Download file
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Reads Samuel BeckettSat, 01 Apr 2023 16:00:00 -0000

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Ill Seen Ill Said,” by Samuel Beckett, which was published in The New Yorker in 1981. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of a memoir and two story collections, the most recent of which, “American Estrangement,” was published in 2021.

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Duration: 01:16:48 Download file