The New Yorker Festival: Fiction

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photoSome of America's most revered writers have made their reputations in the pages of the New Yorker Magazine. In 1999, the magazine let its work jump from the printed page to public venues for the first New Yorker Festival, where writers read their work.

Among many of the fiction writers who read from their works at this year's New Yorker Festival were Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers, Jhumpa Lahiri, E.L. Doctrow, Chang-rae Lee, Tobias Wolff and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Tune in to hear some of their readings at the fifth annual New Yorker Festival.


Jonathan Franzen, author of three novels, including the best-selling novel, "The Corrections," which won the National Book Award in 2001

E.L. Doctrow, author of the novel "Ragtime" and the memoir, "World's Fair," which won the National Book Award in 1986

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the bestselling novel, "Everything is Illuminated"

Chang-rae Lee, author of "Native Speaker" and "A Gesture Life." His new novel "Aloft" came out in March

Dave Eggers, author of the bestselling memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and the novel "You Shall Know Our Velocity." His first collection of short stories, "How We Are Hungry," was released in August.

Tobias Wolff, author of two memoirs, including "This Boy's Life," which was adapted to film

Jhumpa Lahiri, author of the short-story collection "Interpreter of Maladies," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000. Her first novel, "The Namesake," was published last year.

This program aired on November 25, 2004.


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