The New Yorker Fiction Forum

Thanks to a comment from KevinfromCanada, there is now a New Yorker Fiction Forum here.  The New Yorker publishes a piece of short fiction in each (practically) of its weekly (except for five times a year when they produce a double issue) issues.  You may have seen my post I put up a few weeks ago that reviewed very briefly all of the fiction they published in 2009.  As fun as that project was, I did miss the chance to see what other readers thought about the stories when they were published.  For example, who else hated the except “Max at Sea” by Dave Eggers?  I don’t know if anyone did.  Who else loved “A Tiny Feast”?  I would have loved to have discussed this piece when it was published last spring.

Well, for those who want to read at least one of the pieces of fiction published in 2010 (most are available for free on The New Yorker‘s website, and I will have links), there will be a place for you to share your thoughts, and hopefully a few discussions will arise.  I have created a New Yorker Fiction Forum homepage that will contain links to a forum dedicated to each week’s piece of fiction. 

Click here to see it in its first incarnation.  A permanent link to the forum’s homepage will always be on the left sidebar.  At this point, there is obviously very little content, but it will come!  Please return often to share your thoughts.

5 thoughts on “The New Yorker Fiction Forum”

  1. Thanks for setting this up Trevor — I will be interested in seeing whether we attract any other New Yorker story readers. I’m hoping your initiative will motivate me to try to keep more up to date with my reading of the New Yorker — I am about eight issues behind now but will do my best to close the gap by the end of the week. The problem is that every time I pick up an issue, thinking I can skip a few articles, I end up reading every one. Sigh.

  2. Ronak M Soni says:

    I’m in. I’ve been thinking of reading those stories for a while, and this will be incentive.

  3. marco says:

    Who else loved “A Tiny Feast”? I would have loved to have discussed this piece when it was published last spring.

    http://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/short-story-club-a-tiny-feast/

  4. Colette Jones says:

    I used to read The New Yorker when I lived in the US but didn’t keep it up after moving to the UK. I look forward to reading the stories through this forum. In fact, I read the first one already!

  5. Kerry says:

    I love your New Yorker Fiction Forum and your roundup of the years stories a few weeks ago. This is a great idea well executed. Thanks!

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