David Rabe joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ ,” by John Updike, which appeared in a 1991 issue of the magazine. Rabe, a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, is the author of more than a dozen plays, including the Tony Award-winning “Sticks and Bones,” “In the Boom Boom Room,” and “Hurlyburly.” He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theatre Award as a Master American Dramatist in 2014. His novels include “Recital of the Dog” and “Girl by the Road at Night.”
Andrea Lee Reads Haruki Murakami
Andrea Lee joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ ,” by Haruki Murakami, which appeared in a 1992 issue of the magazine. Lee’s books of fiction include “Sarah Phillips,” “Interesting Women,” and “Lost Hearts in Italy.” A new book, “Red Island House,” will be published by Scribner in 2021.
Ann Beattie Reads Mavis Gallant
Ann Beattie joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ ,” by Mavis Gallant, which appeared in a 1987 issue of the magazine. Beattie has published eleven story collections and nine novels, including “Mrs. Nixon” and this year’s “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.” She was also a winner of the 2005 Rea Award for the Short Story, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award. She has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1974.
Garth Greenwell Reads Jean Stafford
Garth Greenwell joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “ ,” by Jean Stafford, which appeared in a 1953 issue of the magazine. Greenwell is a fiction writer, poet, and critic. His first novel, “What Belongs to You,” was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, “Cleanness,” will be published in January.
Jhumpa Lahiri Reads Primo Levi
Jhumpa Lahiri joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Quaestio De Centauris," by Primo Levi, translated, from the Italian, by Jenny McPhee, which appeared in a 2015 issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of four books of fiction, including the story collection "Interpreter of Maladies," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and the novel "The Lowland." She is the editor of "The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories," which was published in September.