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October 15, 2019
David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published earlier this year.
October 8, 2019
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.” 
October 1, 2019
Rion Amilcar Scott reads his story “Shape-ups at Delilah’s,” from the October 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scott is the author of two story collections, “Insurrections,” which was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Début Fiction, and “The World Doesn’t Require You,” which was published earlier this year.
September 24, 2019
Joy Williams reads her story from the September 30, 2019, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Honored Guest" and "99 Stories of God." Her most recent book, "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories," was published in 2015.
September 17, 2019
Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year.
September 10, 2019
Garth Greenwell reads his story from the September 16, 2019, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's 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.
September 3, 2019
Louise Erdrich reads her story from the September 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novels include "LaRose" and "The Round House," which won the National Book Award in 2012.
August 27, 2019
Kate Walbert reads her story from the September 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Walbert's novels include "Our Kind," "A Short History of Women," and "His Favorites." A new story collection, "She Was Like That," will be published in October.
August 20, 2019
J. Robert Lennon reads his story from the August 26, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lennon is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel "Broken River" and the story collection "See You in Paradise."
August 13, 2019
George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, issue of the magazine. Saunders won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." He is the author of four short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "Tenth of December."
July 30, 2019
Elizabeth Strout reads her story from the August 5 & 12, 2019, issue of the magazine. Strout is the author of six books of fiction, including "My Name Is Lucy Barton" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A new book, "Olive, Again," will be published in October. 
July 23, 2019
Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.
July 16, 2019
Hanif Kureishi reads his story from the July 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Kureishi is the author of numerous plays, screenplays, and novels, including "The Buddha of Suburbia," "Intimacy," "The Last Word," and "Nothing." A new collection of fiction and essays, "What Happened?," will be published in October.
July 2, 2019
David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including "Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," and "Visiting Edna." His novels include "Recital of the Dog" and "Girl by the Road at Night."
June 25, 2019
Emma Cline reads her story from the July 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017.
June 18, 2019
Mary Grimm reads her story from the June 24, 2019 issue of the magazine. Grimm, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of the novel "Left to Themselves," and is currently at work on a historical novel. 
June 11, 2019
Andrea Lee reads her story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lee is the author of four books, including the novel "Lost Hearts in Italy" and the story collection "Interesting Women." A new story collection, "Red Island House," will be published in 2021.
June 7, 2019
Han Ong reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Ong, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Berlin Prize, is the author of more than a dozen plays and two novels, "Fixer Chao" and "The Disinherited." 
June 4, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, "The Water Dancer," from which this story is adapted, will be published in September.
May 28, 2019
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the June 3, 2019, issue of the magazine. Savaş is a Turkish writer who lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Her first novel, "Walking on the Ceiling," was published in April.
May 21, 2019
Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was adapted, will be published in October. 
May 14, 2019
Camille Bordas reads her story from the May 20, 2019, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, "Les Treize Desserts" and "Partie Commune." Her first novel in English, "How to Behave in a Crowd," was published in 2017.
May 7, 2019
Lauren Groff reads her story from the May 13, 2019, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," which came out last year, won the Story Prize in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
April 23, 2019
Greg Jackson reads his story from the April 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of the story collection "Prodigals" and the winner of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and the Bard Fiction Prize.
April 16, 2019
Catherine Lacey reads her story from the April 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lacey has published two novels, "Nobody is Ever Missing" and "The Answers," as well as the story collection "Certain American States," which came out last year.
April 9, 2019
Pat Barker reads her story from the April 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Barker is the author of fourteen novels, including "Regeneration," "The Ghost Road," which won the Booker Prize, and, most recently, "The Silence of the Girls," which was published in 2018.
April 2, 2019
Te-Ping Chen reads her story “Lulu,” from the April 8, 2019, issue of the magazine. Chen is a writer and journalist based in Philadelphia. She is working on her first collection of stories.
March 26, 2019
Colson Whitehead reads his story “The Match,” from the April 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Whitehead has published six novels, including “The Intuitionist” and “The Underground Railroad,” which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His new novel, “The Nickel Boys,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July.
March 19, 2019
Lore Segal reads her story “Dandelion,” from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of three story collections and five novels, including “Her First American” and “Half the Kingdom.” A new book, “The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing,” will be published in June.
March 12, 2019
Sally Rooney reads her story “Color and Light,” from the March 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of two novels, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People,” which was published last year and won the Costa Book Award.
March 5, 2019
Yiyun Li reads her story "All Will Be Well," from the March 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and three novels, "The Vagrants," "Kinder Than Solitude," and "Where Reasons End," which was published last year. 
February 26, 2019
Jonathan Lethem reads his short story from the March 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of more than fifteen books of fiction, including the novels "The Fortress of Solitude," "A Gambler's Anatomy," and "The Feral Detective," which was published last year. 
February 12, 2019
Leïla Slimani reads her short story from the February 18 & 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Slimani is the author of the novel "The Perfect Nanny," which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 2016 and was published in the U.S. last year. Another novel. "Adele," was published here in January.
February 5, 2019
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the February 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published in April.
January 29, 2019
Emma Cline reads her short story from the February 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017.
January 15, 2019
Salvatore Scibona reads his short story from the January 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scibona's first novel, "The End," was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His second novel, "The Volunteer," from which this story was adapted, will be published in March. 
January 1, 2019
Taymour Soomro reads his short story from the January 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. This is Soomro's first fiction publication.
December 18, 2018
Mary Gaitskill reads her short story from the December 24 & 31, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gaitskill is the author of three novels and three story collections, including "Because They Wanted To" and "Don't Cry." Her novel "Veronica" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2005. Her most recent book is the essay collection "Somebody With a Little Hammer."
December 11, 2018
Linn Ullmann reads her short story from the December 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ullmann is the author of six novels, including "A Blessed Child" and "The Cold Song." "Time for the Eyes to Adjust" is adapted from her novel "Unquiet," which will be published in English in 2019.
December 4, 2018
Joy Williams reads her short story from the December 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" and "The Visiting Privilege." She won the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1999.
November 20, 2018
Garth Greenwell reads his short story from the November 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016. It won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year and was a finalist for several other prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award.
November 13, 2018
Sam Lipsyte reads his short story from the November 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lipsyte is the author of five books of fiction, including the novel "The Ask" and the story collection "The Fun Parts." A new novel, "Hark," will be published in January. 
October 30, 2018
Tony Earley reads his short story from the November 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Earley is the author of five books, including the story collection "Mr. Tall" and the novels "Jim the Boy" and "The Blue Star." He has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 1998.
October 23, 2018
Bryan Washington reads his short story from the October 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Washington's first collection of stories, "Lot," will be published in March. He lives in Houston.
October 9, 2018
Kevin Barry reads his short story from the October 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barry is the author of two story collections, “There Are Little Kingdoms” and “Dark Lies the Island,” as well as the novels “Beatlebone” and “City of Bohane,” for which he won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
September 25, 2018
Yiyun Li reads her short story from the October 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and two novels, "The Vagrants" and "Kinder Than Solitude." Her book of memoir and essays, "Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life," was published last year. Li has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.
September 11, 2018
Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."
September 4, 2018
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his short story from the September 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection "Brief Encounters with the Enemy," which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction in 2014. He won a 2010 Whiting Writers' Award for his memoir "When Skateboards Will Be Free."
August 21, 2018
Sana Krasikov reads her short story from the August 27, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krasikov is the author of the story collection "One More Year," for which she won the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" Award, and the novel "The Patriots," which was published in 2017. 
August 14, 2018
Callan Wink reads his short story from the August 20, 2018, issue of the magazine. Wink's début story collection, "Dog Run Moon," was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He works as a fly-fishing guide in Montana.
July 31, 2018
Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 & 13, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ford is the author of five short-story collections and seven novels, including "Independence Day," "The Lay of the Land," and "Canada." He is working on a new collection titled "The Irish in America."
July 24, 2018
T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the July 30, 2018, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published next year.
July 17, 2018
Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February. 
July 3, 2018
Lauren Groff reads her story from the July 9 & 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," came out last month.
June 26, 2018
Joseph O'Neill reads his story from the July 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill is the author of four novels, including "Netherland," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and "The Dog." His first story collection, "Good Trouble," was published this month.
June 19, 2018
Gary Shteyngart reads his story from the June 25, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shteyngart has published three novels, including "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," and the memoir "Little Failure." His fourth novel, "Lake Success," from which this story was adapted, comes out in September.
June 12, 2018
Weike Wang reads her story "Omakase," from the June 18, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Wang's first novel, "Chemistry," which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published last year.
June 5, 2018
David Gilbert reads his story "Fungus," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Gilbert is the author of the story collection "Remote Feed," and two novels, "& Sons" and "The Normals."
May 29, 2018
Karen Russell reads her story "Orange World," from the June 4 & 11, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Russell is the author of two short-story collections, and the novel "Swamplandia," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She was included in the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" issue in 2010, and was made a MacArthur Fellow in 2013.
May 22, 2018
Ben Marcus reads his story "Stay Down and Take It," from the May 28, 2018, issue of the magazine. Marcus has published two novels and two short-story collections, including "The Flame Alphabet" and "Leaving the Sea," which was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. A new story collection, "Notes from the Fog," will be published in August.
May 8, 2018
Edwidge Danticat reads her story "Without Inspection," from the May 14th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels "The Dew Breaker" and "Claire of the Sea Light." Her most recent book is the memoir-essay "The Art of Death," which was published last year.
April 24, 2018
Coover is the author of eleven novels, including “The Public Burning,” “The Brunist Day of Wrath,” and “Huck Out West.” His story collection “Going for a Beer” was published earlier this year.
April 17, 2018
Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year.
April 10, 2018
Keith Gessen reads his story “How Did We Come to Know You?,” from the April 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gessen’s first novel, “All the Sad Young Literary Men,” came out in 2008. His second novel, “A Terrible Country,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July. Gessen is also a translator and a journalist, who has contributed many nonfiction pieces to The New Yorker.
April 3, 2018
Camille Bordas reads her story “The State of Nature,” from the April 9, 2018, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, “Les Treize Desserts” and “Partie Commune.” Her first novel in English, “How to Behave in a Crowd,” was published last year.
March 27, 2018
Sam Allingham reads his story “The Intermediate Class,” from the April 2, 2018, issue of the magazine. Allingham’s first story collection, “The Great American Songbook,” was published in 2016. He has published fiction in One Story, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, among other magazines.
March 20, 2018
Tommy Orange reads his story “The State,” from the March 26, 2018, issue of the magazine. Orange is a graduate of the M.F.A. program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Orange will publish his first novel, "There There," from which this story was adapted in June. This is his first piece of fiction in the magazine.
March 13, 2018
Gish Jen reads her story “No More Maybe,” from the March 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Jen has published four novels, including “Mona in the Promised Land” and “World and Town,” and the short-story collection “Who’s Irish?.” Her most recent book is a nonfiction study titled “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.”
March 6, 2018
Joseph O’Neill reads his story "The Poltroon Husband" from the March 12, 2018, issue of the magazine. O'Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog,” which came out in 2014. He is also the author of the nonfiction family history “Blood-Dark Track.” This is his fourth story in the magazine.
February 27, 2018
Nicole Krauss reads her story "Seeing Ershadi," from the March 5, 2018, issue of the magazine. Krauss is the author of four novels, including “The History of Love” and “Forest Dark,” which was published last year. Her story “The Young Painters” was included in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Fiction Issue in 2010. She has been publishing fiction in the magazine since 2004.
February 6, 2018
Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12 & 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Kushner is the author of two novels, "Telex from Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers," both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her third novel, "The Mars Room," from which this story was adapted, will be published in May.
January 30, 2018
Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Eugenides is the author of three novels, including "Middlesex," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His most recent book, the story collection "Fresh Complaint," was published last year.
January 23, 2018
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, "Interpreter of Maladies," won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, "The Lowland," was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2014.
January 9, 2018
David Gates reads his story from the January 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gates is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel "Preston Falls" and the story collection "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," which was published in 2015.
January 2, 2018
Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. Her first book, "The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir," was published in 2008.
December 26, 2017
Colin Barrett reads his story from the January 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection "Young Skins," which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014.
December 19, 2017
Zadie Smith reads her story from the December 18th & 25th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" will be published in February.
December 12, 2017
Thomas McGuane reads his story from the November 13, 2017, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published thirteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon" and "Crow Fair." A new volume, titled "Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories," will be published next year. 
December 5, 2017
Kristen Roupenian reads her story "Cat Person," from the December 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Roupenian recently completed an M.F.A. and is now a Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
November 21, 2017
Will Mackin reads his story "The Lost Troop,” from the November 27th, 2017, issue of the magazine. Mackin, who retired from the Navy in 2014, will publish his first story collection, "Bring Out the Dog," in March.
November 14, 2017
David Gilbert reads his story from the November 20, 2017, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”
October 31, 2017
Anne Enright reads her story from the November 6, 2017, issue of the magazine. Enright has published three short-story collections and six novels, including “The Gathering,” which won the Man Booker prize in 2007, and “The Green Road,” which came out in 2015.
October 24, 2017
Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the October 30, 2017, issue of the magazine. O’Neill has published four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner award in 2009, and “The Dog” which came out in 2014.
October 17, 2017
Edwidge Danticat reads her story from the September 18, 2017, issue of the magazine. Danticat is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels “The Dew Breaker” and “Claire of the Sea Light.” Her most recent book is the memoir “The Art of Death,” which was published in July. 
October 10, 2017
Tessa Hadley reads her story from the October 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published six novels and four short-story collections, including “Sunstroke and Other Stories” and “Married Love.” In 2016, she won the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction.
October 3, 2017
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reads her story from the October 9, 2017, issue of the magazine. Bynum is the author of two novels, “Madeleine is Sleeping” and “Ms. Hempel Chronicles.” Her story “The Erlking” was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40” issue, in 2010.
September 26, 2017
"“Terrorism” wasn’t really the term anymore. Ida found that it soured in her mouth, like a German word for some obscure feeling.“Tax”seemed to be a finer way to put it. A tax had been levied in St. Louis. In New Orleans last year, in Tucson three years back. Et cet- era. A tax on comfort, safety. A price paid for being alive, for waking up."
September 19, 2017
Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads his story from the September 25, 2017, issue of the magazine. Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His most recent novel, “Everything I Don’t Remember,” was published in the U.S. last year.
September 5, 2017
Allegra Goodman reads her story from the September 11, 2017, issue of the magazine. Goodman is the author of two story collections and six novels including “Kaaterskill Falls,” “The Cookbook Collector,” and “The Chalk Artist,” which was published earlier this year.
August 29, 2017
Miranda July reads her story from the September 4, 2017, issue of the magazine.  July is a writer, artist, film director, and actor.  She is the author of the story collection “No One Belongs Here More Than You,” and a novel, “The First Bad Man,” which was published in 2015. 
August 22, 2017
What the storm had erased was the silence from the other cabin. For hours, there had been no laughing, no bottle caps falling, none of the bickering that the girls had grown used to over the past two days. This was because there were no more adults. They’d been left alone on the island, the two little girls. Four and seven. 
August 15, 2017
I knew I was acting badly, that I was looking too brazenly and too long, that I shouldn’t have looked at all. I would be ashamed later but I wasn’t ashamed now, I kept watching as the stream weakened and became intermittent, let him know, I said to myself, he already knows, let him see it.
July 25, 2017
Gertrude holds her belly in skeletal arms. She sinks to her knees before Christina, pulls at Christina’s limp hands. “Please let me keep it,”she begs.“Please, Christina. I know you can intercede with God. Please do this for me.” 
July 18, 2017
What if she’s forgotten what he looks like? What if she’s gone crazy? What if he’s here, lying in one of those cribs, and she sees him every single day without realizing he’s her son? What if it’s been too long? What if memory fails? What if everything fails, and getting through life is simply learning to cope with the failure? No, she scolds herself. Don’t think like that. Don’t let yourself give way.
June 13, 2017
Arthur Less recalls intercontinental-travel advice that his old flame Freddy once gave him: "They serve you dinner, you take your sleeping pill, they serve you breakfast, you're there."
June 6, 2017
"One rainy night, in March, 2009, we crossed a muddy field to intercept a group of Taliban who’d come out of the mountains of Pakistan. They were walking west. We were patrolling north to arrive at a point ahead of them, where we’d set up an ambush."  
June 3, 2017
"On a Tuesday morning, she knocked on the door of 213. A corner room. Larger than standard. With two big windows instead of one. Twenty more dollars a night. The guest had been there for three nights and was sup- posed to check out by noon. She knocked again. “Housekeeping,” she said. Then said it louder, “Housekeeping.”"
May 30, 2017
"A lot of the people in our program were nakedly emotional in a way that, in childhood, I had so successfully trained myself not to be that I almost really wasn’t. Before entering grad school, I had never felt normal, but here I was competent and well adjusted to a boring degree. I always showed up for class. I met deadlines. I made eye contact. Of course I was chronically sad, and of course various phobias lay dormant inside me, but none of that was currently dictating my behavior"
May 16, 2017
What’s the scariest sound a person can hear? In a quiet country house where the closest neighbors are pretty far away, the scariest possible sound is a man coughing outside at night.  
May 9, 2017
The guy on the roof nods—it looks like he heard something this time— and shouts at me,“How did you know? How did you know she died?” Someone always dies, I want to yell back. Always.  
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