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20010/2011 National Radio Series Reading List



 Week of September 30, 2010 - October 6, 2010
Humor Me

"Six Days: Some Rememberings" by Grace Paley, performed by Dana Ivey
Collected in: Humor Me, edited by Ian Frazier (HarperCollins Publishers)
"Dating Your Mom" by Ian Frazier, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Dating Your Mom (Picador)
"A Plague of Tics" by David Sedaris, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
Collected in: Humor Me, edited by Ian Frazier (HarperCollins Publishers)


 Week of October 7, 2010 - October 13 2010
Speeding Away

"Fruit and Words" by Aimee Bender, performed by Rita Wolf
From: Willful Creatures (Doubleday)
"La Conchita" by T.C. Boyle, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Wild Child: And Other Stories (Viking)


Week of October 14, 2010 - October 20, 2010
Arrivals and Departures

"Strangers in the House" by Nahid Rachlin, performed by Freda Foh Shen (unpublished)
"A Disappearance" by Julie Otsuka, performed by Jane Kaczmarek
From: her new novel to be published in Fall 2011


Week of October 21, 2010 - October 27, 2010
Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

"Life Story" by Tenessee Williams, performed by Mia Dillon
From: The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams, edited by David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis (New Directions Publishing Corporatoin)
"Violets" by Edna O'Brien, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
Published in: The New Yorker (November 5, 1979/ www.newyorker.com)
"The Life You Save May be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor, performed by Lois Smith
From: The Complete Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Week of October 28, 2010 - November 3, 2010
What Is Real

"A Woman at the Window" by James Lasdun, performed by Leenya Rideout
From: It's Beginning to Hurt (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
"Quadraturin" by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated by Joanne Turnbull and Nikolai Formozov, performed by David Rakoff
From: Memories of the Future (New York Review Books)
"Flight" by Deborah Joy Corey, performed by Leenya Rideout (unpublished)


Week of November 4, 2010 - November 10, 2010
All Modern Conveniences
"Not Quite Home Alone" by Krista McGruder, performed by Jacqueline Kim
Published in: The New York Times Magazine (December 16, 2009/ www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/)
"The Shared Patio" by Miranda July, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
From: No one belongs here more than you: Stories (Scribner)
"The Sphinx" by Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Kathleen Widdoes
From: The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Vintage Books)
"Privacy" by Richard Ford, performed by Rene Auberjonois
From: A Multitude of Sins (Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books)


Week of November 11, 2010 - November 17, 2010
Literary Mix Tape
"Milestones" by Hannah Tinti, performed by Laurie Anderson
Collected in: Lit Riffs, edited by Matthew Miele (MTV Books/Pocket Books)
"Wunderkind" by Carson McCullers, performed by Kelli O'Hara
From: The Ballad of the Sad Café (Mariner Books)


Week of November 18, 2010 - November 24, 2010
Miracles Can Happen
"The Fall of Texas" by Joyce Johnson, performed by Cynthia NixonPublished in: The New Yorker (November 11, 1985/ www.newyorker.com)
"Personal Letter no. 2" by Sonia Sanchez, performed by Staceyann Chinn
Collected in: Poems from the Women's Movement (The Library of America)
"The Fix" by Percival Everett, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Damned If I Do (Graywolf Press)


Week of November 25, 2010 - December 1, 2010
The Power of Love
"Love" by Tibor Dery, translated by Ilona Duczynska, performed by Keir Dullea
From: Love and Other Stories (Peter Owen Publishers)
"Silver Water" by Amy Bloom, performed by Linda Lavin
From: Come to Me (Harper Perennial)


Week of December 2, 2010 - December 8, 2010
Our Own Madness
"Adults Alone" by A.M. Homes, performed by Christina Pickles
From: Safety of Objects (Perennial)
"The Knocking" by David Means, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: The Spot (Faber and Faber, Inc.)


Week of December 9, 2010 - December 15, 2010
Great Expectations
"An Amateur's Guide to the Night" by Mary Robison, performed by Patricia Kalember
From: Tell Me: 30 Stories (Counterpoint)
"Learn a Trade" by John Updike, performed by James Naughton
From: Trust Me (Alfred A. Knopf)
"Pride and Joy" by Etgar Keret, translated by Sondra Silverston, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
From: The Nimrod Flipout: Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


Week of December 16, 2010 - December 22, 2010
What the Blind Can See
"Household" by Yasunari Kawabata, translated by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
From: Palm-of-the-Hand Stories (North Point Press)
"Things We Knew When the House Caught Fire" by David Drury, performed by Keith Szarabajka
Collected in: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003, edited by Dave Eggers (Houghton Mifflin Company)


Week of December 23, 2010 - December 29, 2010
Mysteries and Wonders
"The Schartz Metterklume Method" by Saki, performed by Marian Seldes
From: The Complete Saki (Penguin Books)
"Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe" by Liliana Heker, performed by Hope Davis
Collected in: Black Water Two, edited by Alberto Manguel (Lester & Orpen Dennys)
"Cultural Relativity" by Charles Johnson, performed by Regina King
From: Dr. King's Refrigerator and other Bedtime Stories (Scribner)
"New York Day Women" by Edwidge Danticat, performed by Laurine Towler
From: Krik Krak! (Vintage)

 

Week of December 30, 2010 - January 5, 2011
Twice Upon a Time

"Ardour" by Jonathon Keats, performed by Lili Taylor
From: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)
"Little Pot" by Ilya Kaminsky, performed by Sonia Manzano
From: Brothers & Beasts, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Wayne State University Press)
"Blue-bearded Lover" by Joyce Carol Oates, performed by Betsy Lippitt
From: The Assignation (Ecco) 

 

Week of January 6, 2011 - January 12, 2011
Who Am I

"Neighbors" by Julia Alvarez, performed by Lili Taylor

From: DoubleTake Magazine, Spring 2000

"Flight Patterns" by Sherman Alexie, performed by B.D. Wong

From: Ten Little Indians (Grove Press)

 

Week of January 13, 2011 - January 19, 2011
Hollywood in the Serengeti

"Safari" by Jennifer Egan, read by Hope Davis

From: The Best American Short Stories 2010, edited by Richard Russo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

  

Week of January 20, 2011 - January 26, 2011
Wild Western Women

"Liliana" by Maile Meloy, performed by James Naughton

From: Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (Riverhead Books)

"Going to the Dogs" by Richard Ford, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

From: Rock Springs (Vintage)

 

Week of January 27, 2011 - February 2, 2011
Happy Families

“Porte Cochere” by Peter Taylor, performed by Leonard Nimoy
From: The Old Forest and Other Stories (Picador  USA)
“Enough” by Alice McDermott, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
From: The New Yorker (April 10, 2000 / www.newyorker.com)


Week of February 3, 2011 - February 9, 2011
Little Fellows

“Ever After” by Kim Addonizio, performed by Christine Ebersole
From: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Penguin)
 “Boys” by Rick Moody, performed by B.D. Wong
From: Demonology (Back Bay/Little Brown)
“The Fortunes of Madame Organza” by Natalie Babbitt, performed by Janel Maloney
From: The Devil’s Other Storybook (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)


Week of February 10, 2011 - February 16, 2011
Latin Beat: Bolano and Writers He Admired

“The Shape of the Sword” by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by David A. Yates, performed by Charles Keating
From: Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (New Directions)
“Dreamtigers” by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley, performed by Isaiah Sheffer From: Collected Fictions (Penguin)       
“On the Honeymoon” by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa, performed by Ivan Hernandez 
From: When I Was Mortal (New Directions)
“William Burns” by Roberto Bolano, translated by Chris Andrews, performed by Michael Stuhlbarg 
From: The Return (New Directions)


Week of February 17, 2011 - February 23, 2011
An Irish Ear: Colum McCann’s Favorite Stories

“(She Owns) Every Thing” by Anne Enright, performed by Mary-Louise Parker  
From: Yesterday’s Weather (Grove Press)
“Free Fruit for Young Widows” by Nathan Englander, performed by Michael Cerveris
From: The New Yorker (May 2010/www.newyorker.com)
“The Writers’ Model” by Molly Giles, performed by Blair Brown
From: Creek Walk and Other Stories (Scribner)

Week of February 24, 2011 - March 2, 2011
Holding Fast

“I Am Not a Jew” by John Biguenet, performed by Denis O’Hare   
From: The Torturer's Apprentice (Harper Perennial)
“Everything in This Country Must” by Colum McCann, performed by Amy Ryan
From: Everything in This Country Must (Picador)
“Flying” by Stephen Dixon, read by Thomas Gibson
From: Sudden Fiction (Continued), edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas (WW Norton & Company)

 

Week of March 3, 2011 - March 9, 2011
Please Don't Explain

"Just a little One" by Dorothy Parker, performed by Dana Ivey
From: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker (Modern Library)
"The Spray" by Jonathan Lethem, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
From: Men and Cartoons (Doubleday)
(Buy other stories performed by Leonard on Whodunit and Family Matters)
"The Swim Team" by Miranda July, performed by Parker Posey
From: No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner)
(Buy this story on Even More Laughs)
"Jesus Shaves" by David Sedaris, performed by Tim Blake Nelson
From: Holidays on Ice (Little Brown)

Week of March 10, 2011 - March 16, 2011
French Fictions

"A Parisian Affair" by Guy de Maupassant, performed by Rene Auberjonois
From: A Parisian Affair and Other Stories (Penguin Books)
(Buy other stories performed by Auberjonois on A Touch of Magic and Food Fictions)
Feature: Isaiah Sheffer interviews Dan Chaon
Selection from "Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow" by Faiza Guene, performed by Sonia Manzano
From: Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow (Harcourt)
"The Secret of the Old Music" by Auguste de Villiers de l'Isle Adam, performed by Philippe de Montebello
From: The Scaffold and Other Cruel Tales (Hollywood Comics)

Week of March 17, 2011 - March 23, 2011
Tale of Terror

"The Bees" by Dan Chaon, performed by Boyd Gaines
From: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, edited by Michael Chabon (Vintage Books)
Feature: Isaiah Sheffer interviews Dan Chaon

Week of March 24, 2011 - March 30, 2011
Wishing You the Best

“A Prayer” by Paul Simms, performed by Chip Zien
From: The New Yorker (August 20, 2007/ www.newyorker.com)
“Lamentations of the Father” by Ian Frazier, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Lamentations of the Father (Picador)
“The Storm” by Jules Verne, performed by Tony Roberts
From: Blackwater: The Book of Fantastic Literature, edited and translated by Alberto Manguel (Three Rivers Press).
“Robbed” by Ellen Currie, performed by Christina Pickles
From:   Moses Supposes (Simon & Schuster)

 

Week of March 31, 2011 - April 6, 2011
Young Men on the Make
"The Deal" by Mike Birbiglia, performed by Mike Birbiglia
Adapted from: Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories (Simon & Schuster)          “Seeing the World” by Lewis Robinson, performed by Thomas Gibson                                      From: Officer Friendly and Other Stories (Random House)

 

Week of April 7, 2011 - April 13, 2011                                                                                 Edwidge Danticat: Haiti/New York                                                                                          "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat, performed by Anika Noni Rose
From: Haiti Noir (Akashic Books)
"New York Day Women" by Edwidge Danticat, performed by Laurine Towler
From: Krik! Krak! (Vintage)

 

Week of April 14, 2011 - April 20, 2011
The Private Paradise

"My Backyard" by Peter Lu, performed by Sonia Manzano
From: Unpublished
"A Room of My Own" by Alanna Okun, performed by Rita Wolf
From: Unpublished
"Heirloom China" by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, performed by Sonia Manzano
From: Unpublished
"Jonathan’s" by Teo Soares, performed by David Rakoff
From: Unpublished
"Reading Aloud" by Marina Keegan, performed by Rita Wolf
From: Unpublished
“Your Mother and I” by Dave Eggers, performed by David Rakoff
From: I Found This Funny (McSweeney’s)
“Visit” by Barry Yourgrau, performed by James Naughton
From: Haunted Traveller: An Imaginary Memoir (Arcade Publishing)

 

Week of April 21, 2011 - April 27, 2011
Women on the Move

"She Shall Not Be Moved" by Shereen Pandit, performed by Rita Wolf
Collected in: Underwords: The Hidden City, edited by Maggie Hamand (Maia Press)
"Loose Change" by Andrea Levy, performed by Eve Best
Collected in: Underwords: The Hidden City, edited by Maggie Hamand (Maia Press)
"Pie Dance" by Molly Giles, performed by Kate Burton
Collected in: You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe, edited by Ron Hansen (Harper Collins)
(Buy this story on Pets!)

Week of April 28, 2011 - May 4, 2011
Tales from the Great Epics

"The Death of Hector" from The Illiad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, performed by Stephen Lang
From: The Illiad (Penguin)
"Cantos IV and V" from Dante's Inferno, translated by Mark Strand and Daniel Halpern, performed by Phylicia Rashad
From: Dante's Inferno: Translations by 20 Contemorary Poets (Harper Perennial)
"Captain Ahab, A Novel by the White Whale" by Paul West, performed by Diane Venora
From: The Universe and Other Fictions (Overlook Press)

Week of May 5, 2011 - May 11, 2011
Stories that Surprise

"Jesus is Waiting" by Amy Hempel, performed by Mary Stuart Masterson
From: The Dog of the Marriage (Scribner)
"No Other Country" by Shaun Tan, performed by Campbell Scott
From: Tales From Outer Suburbia (Arthur A. Levine Books)
(Buy other stories read by Campbell Scott on The Rea Award:Twentieth Anniversary Celebration)
"Swimmers" by Daniela Maristany, performed by Mary Stuart Masterson
From: Unpublished; Annual Stella Kuperferberg Memorial Short Story Prize Winner
"Number 10" by Edna O'Brien, performed by Marian Seldes
From: Mistresses of the Dark: 25 Macabre Tales By Master Storytellers (Barnes & Noble Books)
(Buy other stories from O'Brien on Falling in Love)

Week of May 12, 2011 - May 18, 2011
Rebel Yiddish Writers

"My First Love" by Moishe Nadir, performed by John Shea
Collected in: A Treasury of Yiddish Stories, edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg (Penguin)
(Buy other stories performed by Shea on Tales of Betrayal and Readers and Writers)
"A Quiet Garden Spot" by Sholem Asch, performed by Laura Esterman
Collected in: A Treasury of Yiddish Stories, edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg (Penguin)
"Job's Jobs" by Aimee Bender, performed by Anjelica Huston
Collected in: Another City: Writing from Los Angeles, edited by David L. Ulin (City Lights)
(Buy other stories from Bender on A Touch of Magic)

 

Week of May 19, 2011 - May 25, 2011
Adventures in London and the Wild West

An excerpt from "The Road Home" by Rose Tremain, performed by Paul Hecht
From: The Road Home (Back Bay Books)
(Buy other stories read by Hecht on Travel Tales)
"Cary Grant's Suit" by Todd McEwen, performed by James Cromwell
From: Granta Volume 94: On the Road Again (Summer 2006, Grove Press)

Week of May 26, 2011 - June 1, 2011
The Heart of the Matter

"The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Terrence Mann
From: The Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
"Gimpel The Fool" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
"The Paring Knife" by Michael Oppenheimer, performed by Steve Gilborn
Collected in: Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories, edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka (W. W. Norton & Company)
(Buy other stories read by Gilborn on Timeless Classics)

Week of June 2, 2011 - June 8, 2011
Asking for Directions

"The Mappist" by Barry Lopez, performed by Joe Spano
From: Light Action in the Caribbean (Vintage)
"Devil of a Curve" by Walter Kirn, performed by Roscoe Lee Browne
From: My Hard Bargain (Washington Square Press)

Week of June 9, 2011 - June 15, 2011
Confused Couples

"For the Relief of Unbearable Urges" by Nathan Englander, performed by Jefferson Mays
From: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Vintage)
"A Second of Pleasure" by Neil LaBute, performed by Andrew McCarthy and Maura Tierney
From: Seconds of Pleasure (Grove Press)
"Lies I've Told" by Sue Allison, performed by Barbara Barrie and David Strathairn                From: Unpublished
    
Week of June 16, 2011 - June 22, 2011
Holiday Special

"The H Street Sledding Record" by Ron Carlson, performed by Keith Szarabajka
From: The News of the World (W.W. Norton & Company)
(Buy other stories from Carlson on The William Hurt Collection and Lots of Laughs!)
"Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor" by John Cheever, performed by Malachy McCourt
From: Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor, and Art (Modern Library)
"A Visit from Saint Nicholas" by James Thurber, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Christmas at the New Yorker: Stories, Poems, Humor, and Art (Modern Library)
(Buy other stories by Thurber on Are We There Yet )

Week of June 23, 2011 - June 29, 2011
A Touch of Magic

"The Palmist" by Andrew Lam, performed by James Naughton
Collected in: New Sudden Fiction: Short-short stories from America and Beyond, edited by Robert Shapard & James Thomas (W. W. Norton & Company)
"The Occasional Garden" by Saki, performed by Daniel Gerroll
Collected in: The Garden of Reading: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Short Fiction about Gardens and Gardeners, edited by Michele Slung (Overlook Ducksworth)
"The Balloon" by Donald Barthelme, performed by Maria Tucci
From: Sixty Stories (Penguin Classics)
"The Little Green Monster" by Haruki Murakami, performed by Dana Ivey
From: The Elephant Vanishes (Vintage)
(All of the stories from this program are available on A Touch of Magic CD Set)

Week of June 30, 2011 - July 6, 2011
Old Worlds and New

"Beyond the Pale" by Joseph Epstein, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
Collected in: The Best American Short Stories 2009, edited by Alice Sebold (Mariner Books)
"Ma, A Memoir" by Lynn Freed, performed by Marian Seldes
Collected in: New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond, edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas (W. W. Norton & Company)

 

Week of July 7, 2011 - July 13, 2011
Displaced Persons

"The Briefcase" by Rebecca Makkai, performed by Victor Garber
Collected in: The Best American Short Stories 2009, edited by Alice Sebold (Mariner Books)
"Diem Perdidi" by Julie Otsuka, performed by Jayne Atkinson                                                 From: Unpublished

Week of July 14, 2011 - July 20, 2011
Travelers: A Wallace Stegner Tribute

"The Traveler" by Wallace Stegner, performed by Jack Davidson
From: Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (Penguin Classics)
"Goin' to Town" by Wallace Stegner, performed by Lillo Way, Isaiah Sheffer and Jack Davidson
From: Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner (Penguin Classics)

Week of July 21, 2011 - July 27, 2011
Surprising Discoveries

"Disco Papa" by Karen Russell, performed by Susanna Thompson
Published in: The New York Times Magazine (February 2, 2009/ www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/)
"Departure" by Andrew Porter, performed by Khris Lewin
Collected in: Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses, 2008 Edition (Pushcart Press)
"Waiting for Rusty" by William Cole, performed by Ted Marcoux
Collected in: Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories, edited by Bill Pronzini and Jack Adrian (Oxford University Press)

Week of July 28, 2011 - August 3, 2011
Vantage Points

An excerpt from Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, performed by Brian Stokes Mitchell (Random House Trade Paperbacks)
"Salt," by Sherman Alexie, performed by David Strathairn
From: War Dances (Grove Press)

 

Week of August 4, 2011 - August 10, 2011
Inspired by the photography of Robert Frank

"Sunflower Sutra" by Allen Ginsberg, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
From: Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Publishers)
"The Death of Jim Taylor" by Elissa Hutson, performed by Boyd Gaines, introduced by Felicity Tsikiwa
From: Unpublished
"Barbara Stanwyck, It's Your Time to Shine" by Bianca Galvez, performed by Condola Rashad, introduced by William Carrington
From: Unpublished
"Good Living" by Aleksandar Hemon, performed by Boyd Gaines
From: Love and Obstacles (Riverhead Trade)
"The Thing Around Your Neck" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, performed by Condola Rashad
From: The Thing Around Your Neck (Anchor)

Week of August 11, 2011 - August 17, 2011
Tales of Terror

"Dracula's Guest" by Bram Stoker, performed by Aasif Mandvi
Collected in: The Vampire Archives, edited by Otto Penzler (Vintage)
"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
From: The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Vintage Books)

Week of August 18, 2011 - August 24, 2011
Forbidden Fruit

"Yurt" by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, performed by Joanna Gleason
From: Ms. Hempel Chronicles (Mariner Books)
"Wild Plums" by Grace Stone Coates, performed by Mia Dillon
From: Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison (Mariner Books)

Week of August 25, 2011 - August 31, 2011
An Hour with Sherman Alexie

"Breaking and Entering" by Sherman Alexie, performed by B.D. Wong
From: War Dances (Grove Press)

Week of September 1, 2011 - September 7, 2011
Mysterious Circumstances

"Double Check" by Thomas Walsh, performed by James Naughton
Published in: Black Mask Magazine (July 1933)
"False Alarm" by Dave Barry, performed by Larry Keith
From: Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (W.W. Norton & Company)

Week of September 8, 2011 - September 14, 2011
Creatures of the Night

"Popsy" by Stephen King, performed by Michael Imperioli
From: The Vampire Archives, edited by Otto Penzler (Vintage)
“Night Calls” by Lisa Fugard, performed by the author
From: Unpublished

Week of September 15, 2011 - September 21, 2011
Celebration of the Anniversary of The Things They Carried

Excerpt from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, performed by Dylan Baker (Mariner Books) 

Week of September 22, 2011 - September 28, 2011
Lost and Found

“Good Intentions” by Etgar Keret, performed by Leonard Nimoy
From: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories (The Toby Press)
“Lost and Found” by Colson Whitehead, performed by Alec Baldwin
Published in: The New York Times (November 11, 2001/ www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine)
“My Mother” by Jamaica Kincaid, performed by Laurine Towler
From: At the Bottom of the River (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
“A Soldier for the Crown,” by Charles Johnson, performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
From: Soulcatcher and Other Stories (Mariner Books)
(Buy this story on Wartime Lives)

 

 

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Selected Shorts has been made possible by Houghton Mifflin publishers of The Best American Short Stories, edited in 2010 by Richard Russo, and the Dungannon Foundation, sponsor of The Rea Award for the Short Story. Selected Shorts has also been supported through the generosity of Axe-Houghton Foundation; Farrar Strauss; Celia Kupferberg and Deborah E. Wiley, sponsors of the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Award; The Henry Nias Foundation, Inc.; Warren and Jane Weiss and the Applebaum Foundation; and by Symphony Space’s Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members. Selected Shorts has also been supported in part by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.