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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Join director David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method, A History of Violence) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Bel Ami) as they discuss their new film, Cosmopolis.Eric Packer (Pattinson) is a billionaire chauffeured across New York in his extravagant limousine when wild activity erupts on the city’s streets.
 
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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."
 
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."
 
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 Privileg ...…
 
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 Privileg ...…
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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 ch ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Kate Walbert joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Pet Milk,” by Stuart Dybek, from a 1984 issue of the magazine.
 
Ottessa Moshfegh joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "My Life Is a Joke," by Sheila Heti, from a 2015 issue of the magazine.
 
A.M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stone Mattress," from a 2011 issue of The New Yorker.
 
Hari Kunzru reads and discusses “The Colonel's Daughter,” by Robert Coover, from a 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
 
Mohsin Hamid joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Book of Sand,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1976 issue of the magazine.
 
Lorrie Moore joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Naked Ladies," by Antonya Nelson, from a 1992 issue of the magazine.
 
Colin Barrett joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Stuff" by Joy Williams, from a 2016 issue of the magazine.
 
David Sedaris joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Leopard," by Wells Tower from a 2008 issue of the magazine.
 
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.
 
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Extra,” by Yiyun Li from a 2003 issue of the magazine.
 
Lauren Groff joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Shirley Hazzard’s “In These Islands,” from a 1990 issue of the magazine.
 
Matthew Klam joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Updike’s “Twin Beds in Rome,” from a 1964 issue of the magazine.
 
The podcast goes back to literature as Grant and Sam discuss the giant of science fiction epics: Dune by Frank Herbert. We know this one is much anticipated and the panel doesn’t hold back with the book, the controversial David Lynch film adaptation, or the 2000 miniseries. If you have yet to read the novel, it is highly recommended that you do ...…
 
“Isolationism is deeply stupid.” So says Sam in this special episode in which he talks to Grant about three books: Present at the Creation by Dean Acheson, Running the World by David Rothkopf, and How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything by Rosa Brooks. He uses these books as a starter course in foreign policy from the end o ...…
 
Curtis Sittenfeld joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Tessa Hadley’s “The Surrogate,” from a 2003 issue of the magazine.
 
On this episode of Infinite Gestation, Pat and Sam are joined by frequent guest and now permanent panelist Matt Bird (which means I no longer have to type his last name) to discuss White Noise by Don DeLillo. Published in 1985, it has quickly become a classic postmodern novel. The panel discusses the major themes of the work including modern me ...…
 
Smuggled stories from North Korea – On this episode, recorded when the panel was giddy over the French election results, Pat and Sam delve into the recently published short stories of Bandi. The pseudonym of an unknown North Korean author (which means firefly), Bandi wrote the stories at great personal risk. They were smuggled out of the countr ...…
 
Akhil Sharma reads and discusses “Baster,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.
 
Infinite Gestation goes contemporary in this episode featuring John Darnielle’s debut novel, Wolf in White Van, nominated for the National Book Award in 2014. Though many know Darnielle as singer-songwriter and member of The Mountain Goats, he is making a well received foray into fiction. His first novel is in no way a vanity project and despit ...…
 
Gabe Hudson joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Robert Coover’s “The Frog Prince,” from a 2014 issue of the magazine.
 
Pat reads Jazz, Sam reads Beloved, they discuss both! Departing from the usual format, this episode features both novels by Toni Morrison in a discussion exploring the work of one of American literature’s greatest icons. Highlights include some comparisons to the film Beloved starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover as well as Sam’s definition o ...…
 
Colm Tóibín reads and discusses “In The Middle of The Fields,” by Mary Lavin.
 
Pat and Sam are joined by guest Matt Bird in an episode returning to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. With the success of the series on Hulu, and certain recent political developments, Atwood’s frightening vision of the future has attained a new place in the public consciousness. In this episode the panel compares the novel to the televis ...…
 
Rachel Kushner reads and discusses “The Black Lights,” by Thom Jones.
 
In an era whereby journalism (and facts in general) have become increasingly important, Scoop reminds us that though the methods, means and technology of news collection and distribution have changed drastically, the story essentially remains the same. This biting satire exposes the timeless woes of sensationalist journalism via a collection of ...…
 
Salman Rushdie reads and discusses “Love Far From Home,” by Italo Calvino
 
Infinite Gestation welcomes special guest Matt Bird for a discussion on Southern Gothic Literature, and more specifically, three short stories by Flannery O’Connor. “Good Country People”, “Everything that Rises Must Converge” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” all exhibit the craft of a master short story writer at work, while further confirming ...…
 
Mary Gaitskill reads and discusses “The Five-Forty-Eight,” by John Cheever.
 
The long-awaited Shakespeare episode has finally arrived! In this episode the panel delves into the question and the many theories of: who was Shakespeare? Questions as to Shakespeare’s true identity are not new. Over the decades, scholars and enthusiasts alike have presented a wide range of theories to satisfy those who remain unconvinced that ...…
 
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis made a sudden and dramatic climb on bestseller lists in late fall 2016. Parts of the novel bear some uncanny similarities to the 2016 election –– Donald Trump in particular can be seen vividly in character of Buzz Windrip, demagogue and presidential candidate. Published in 1935 during the rise of fascism i ...…
 
Junot Díaz reads and discusses "Seven," by Edwidge Danticat.
 
Orwell and Hemingway in Spain – the long awaited episode on the Spanish Civil War is finally here! Herein the panel covers Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, complete with some mustache styling tips and a brief lesson in Spanish swear words. Though centered on the same conflict (albeit in separ ...…
 
Richard Powers reads and discusses “A Visit,” by Steven Millhauser
 
The official “Nonfiction Round Table Year End Review What’s Coming Up Episode”. Featuring a look at the inner workings of the podcast and a look back on the panelists’ favorite episodes from 2016. Sam Zurcher shares some thoughts on his recent reading of The New Tsar – The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers (along with a healt ...…
 
In a tribute episode to Edward Albee (who passed away this September 2016), Infinite Gestation discusses Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) – perhaps the author’s best known work. The 1966 film adaptation of the award winning play deviates only slightly from the source material, offering an ideal way to experience the piece, outside of read ...…
 
David Means reads and discusses “The Toughest Indian in the World,” by Sherman Alexie.
 
Ben Marcus reads and discusses "A Dream of Men," by Mary Gaitskill.
 
This year’s annual Halloween Special is a double-parked megasode featuring all things “The Shining”! The panel’s trifecta discussion includes the novel by Stephen King as well as the classic Stanley Kubrick film, before finishing strong with the more recent documentary “Room 237” and the dubious conspiracy theories that it contains. Words of wi ...…
 
In a memorial tribute to Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who passed away this past July, the panel tackles his 1988 novel Twilight. Elie Wiesel spent his life being an exemplary spokesman for those who lived through the Holocaust; both those who died and those who had to try and live their life after witnessing such horrors. He’s primarily known fo ...…
 
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