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Modern Fables


Modern Fables

A fox and a swan star in two stories that will hold you spellbound.

And writers George Saunders and Zadie Smith come together in the night they cohosted which featured Fox 8. You can listen to their on-stage chat HERE.


Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents two contemporary fables. First, Michael Cunningham reimagines the Hans Christian Andersen classic “A Wild Swan,” in a reading by Valorie Curry. Next, an excerpt from George Saunders’ touching and hilarious novella Fox 8, read by John Cameron Mitchell.

Listen to an on-stage chat between George Saunders and Zadie Smith HERE

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