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Nicole Krauss Reads “Long Island”
Nicole Krauss reads her story “Long Island,” which appeared in the May 22, 2023, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark.” Her story collection, “To Be a Man,” was published in 2020 and won the Wingate Literary Prize.
Rebecca Makkai Reads “The Plaza”
Rebecca Makkai reads her story “The Plaza,” which appeared in the May 8, 2023, issue of the magazine. Makkai is the author of a story collection and four novels, including “The Great Believers,” which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and “I Have Some Questions for You,” which came out in February.
Rachel Cusk Reads “The Stuntman”
Rachel Cusk reads her story “The Stuntman,” which appeared in the April 24 & May 1, 2023, issue of the magazine. Cusk, a Guggenheim fellow, is the author of four nonfiction works and eleven novels, including the “Outline” trilogy and, most recently, “Second Place.”
Ben Lerner Reads “The Ferry”
Ben Lerner reads his story “The Ferry,” which appeared in the April 10, 2023, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station,” “10:04,” and “The Topeka School,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015.
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain Reads “False Star”
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain reads his story “False Star,” which appeared in the March 20, 2023, issue of the magazine. HolyWhiteMountain is a former Stegner fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and an unrecognized citizen of the Blackfeet Nation. He is at work on a novel.