Thomas McGuane reads James Salter’s short story “Last Night,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
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The stories in Don’t Cry share the psychological intensity and dramatic denouement of her earlier collection, Bad Behavior. Michiko Kakutani, writing for the New York Times, remarks, ”Gaitskill writes with such authority, such radar-perfect detail, that she is able to make even the most extreme situations seem real.” Gaitskill’s previous books include the National Book Award-nominated novel Veronica and the PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated story collection Because They Wanted To; her stories often appear in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Short Stories series.
Roger Angell reads John Updike’s short story "Playing with Dynamite," and talks with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about editing Updike.
ZZ Packer reads Stuart Dybek’s "Paper Lantern," and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "Paper Lantern" was published in the November 27, 1995, issue of The New Yorker, and was reprinted in "The Best American Short Stories 1996." ZZ Packer is the author of the short-story collection "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere."