David Bezmozgis was born in Latvia in 1973 and emigrated to Canada in 1980. His debut story collection, Natasha and Other Stories, which includes his New Yorker story Tapka, was published last year. His most recent story for the magazine, The Russian Riviera, appeared in the May 30th issue. He is currently at work on a novel and on a feature film.
T. Coraghessan Boyle's many books include the novels The Road to Wellville, World's End, and Drop City. His new story collections, The Human Fly and Other Stories and Tooth and Claw, whose title story appeared in The New Yorker and was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2004, are out this fall. He has been a contributor to the magazine since 1993. Download and start listening now!