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.
Thomas McGuane reads James Salter’s short story “Last Night,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Read the short story here:
The hotly-tipped American writer reads the title story from his debut collection of short fiction
This edition of the fiction podcast will take a break from the regular format and will feature Colum McCann reading his own story "Transatlantic." The regular format will resume at the beginning of May, with Matthew Klam reading Charles D’Ambrosio’s "The Point." "Transatlantic" was published in the April 16, 2012, issue of The New Yorker. McCann is the author of two collections of stories and five novels, including the National Book Award-winning "Let the Great World Spin."