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.
Rivka Galchen Reads “How I Became a Vet”
Rivka Galchen reads her story “How I Became a Vet,” which appeared in the March 13, 2023, issue of the magazine. Galchen is the author of three books of fiction, including the story collection “American Innovations” and the novel “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch,” which was published in 2021.
Allegra Goodman Reads “The Last Grownup”
Allegra Goodman reads her story “The Last Grownup,” which appeared in the February 27, 2023, issue of the magazine. Goodman has published two story collections and seven novels, including “Kaaterskill Falls,” which was a National Book Award finalist, “The Chalk Artist,” and, most recently, “Sam,” which came out earlier this year.
Clare Sestanovich Reads “Different People”
Clare Sestanovich reads her story “Different People,” which appeared in the January 30, 2023, issue of the magazine. Sestanovich’s début story collection, “Objects of Desire,” which came out in 2021, was a finalist PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. She was named a “5 Under 35” honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2022.
Yiyun Li Reads “Wednesday’s Child”
Yiyun Li reads her story “Wednesday’s Child,” which appeared in the January 23, 2023, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and five novels, including “Must I Go” and “The Book of Goose,” which was published last year. She won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize in 2020.