8 Essential Podcasts for Writers

7. An Ear for Story

The New Yorker magazine has for decades been a legendary publisher of short fiction, and what better way to hone your ear for great writing than spending time with some New Yorker stories? In The Writer’s Voice, you’ll find new contemporary fiction read by the authors themselves and literary luminaries. Check out David Sedaris reading “Roy Spivey,” by Miranda July, Sally Rooney reading her story “Color and Light,” and Lauren Groff reading “To Sunland.” The New Yorker podcast programs also include a series on poetry published in the magazine and a fiction series featuring discussions of fiction with editor Deborah Treisman.


  • Lauren Alwan

    Lauren Alwan’s fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Southern Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, in the Bellevue Literary Review. She is the recipient of a First Pages Prize, the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, and.a citation of Notable in Best American Essays. Her essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, World Literature Today, The Rumpus, The Millions, Writer's Digest, and others. She is a prose editor at the museum of americana, an online literary review. Follow her on Twitter at @lauren_alwan and learn more at www.laurenalwan.com

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