Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City.Karen Russell is the author of the story collectionSt. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, which was published in 2006. Her first story for The New Yorker, "Haunting Olivia", appeared in the 2005 Debut Fiction Issue. She is the recipient of a Transatlantic Review / Henfield Foundation Award and is currently at work on her first novel.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, including Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1999, and The Fortress of Solitude; a story collection, Men and Cartoons; and a collection of essays, The Disappointment Artist, parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. His novel You Don't Love Me Yet came out in March 2007; his most recent New Yorker story, "Lucky Alan", appeared in the March 19th issue.
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