The New Yorker Festival: Fiction

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photoOnce a year, the writers and editors of the New Yorker magazine jump off the page to read their own work and talk with artists for the New Yorker Festival. And we pull together the best of those readings and conversations for an On Point Thanksgiving holiday treat. Today and tomorrow we have two terrific hours in store for you.

Today, in this hour, you'll hear TC Boyle on a California mudslide, Louise Erdrich reading from "A Plague of Doves", Donald Antrim on his mother, and more.

On this special holiday edition of On Point: great writers in the own voices, from the seventh annual New Yorker Festival.


TC Boyle, author of eight short story collections and eleven novels, including "Talk Talk." He reads from "La Conchita" in his short story collection "Tooth and Claw."

Lorrie Moore, acclaimed novelist reads an excerpt from her short story "Paper Losses"

Louise Erdrich, novelist, memoirist and poet, reads an excerpt from her short story "The Plague of Doves."

Donald Antrim, celebrated writer. He reads from his memoir " The Afterlife."

This program aired on November 23, 2006.


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