Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Yorker Fiction Podcast -- Go Listen

I've been catching up on some podcasts. One of my favorites is The New Yorkers Fiction Podcast. You can download it on iTunes and and XML.

If you're not familiar with the podcast an author picks a short story that has appeared in The New Yorker, reads the story and then discusses it with Deborah Treisman, fiction editor for the magazine.

It's a great way to find new authors -- both those reading and those being read.

I just listened to Joshua Ferris read Adams by George Saunders. I hadn't heard of either Ferris or Saunders. Now I want to read both of them. You can read Adams here, but I recommend downloading the podcast here.

This story might be a little dark for some of you, but it's also funny and relevant.

5 comments:

Tom G. said...

I love George Saunders. His short story takes on our post modern world are simultaneous, painful, hilarious, and touching. I'd highly recommend either of his books of short stories "Civil War Land in Bad Decline", or "Pastoralia".

Karen said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing--thanks for the heads up!!

sherilee said...

Podcasts are an amazing animal. I was (seriously!) just downloading a bunch for work--management training type stuff--and checking rss feeds (you!) so jetted over to the New Yorker fiction podcast and downloaded a bunch.

On Ferris, I recommend The Unnamed, which I listened to via audible (another amazing animal!) last summer while doing yard work. Compelling stuff.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Bookmarking to go back!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ooh--thanks!