“The TV” on Selected Shorts

You can hear my story “The TV” on Selected Shorts right now, being read by Liev Schreiber on the “Obsessive Compulsive” episode. It’s from an event at the Getty Center earlier this year. Here’s a very exciting picture of the stage I took right before it all happened:

selected shorts

You can read the story in full over at The New Yorker, where it first appeared, or find it in my collection, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day.

“The Ostrich and the Aliens”

So I wrote a little story called “The Ostrich and the Aliens.” The big plan is that someday I’ll convince Chuck Jones to come back from the dead and turn it into a Warner Brothers cartoon circa 1956. But until then, it’s up over at Tin House! You can read it here if you like: