All posts tagged: The New Yorker

Irish Writer William Trevor’s posthumous short story appears in the New Yorker magazine

“The Piano Teacher’s Pupil” by William Trevor from the June 26, 2017 issue of The New Yorker I’m very excited about the latest issue that I received this morning. The cover looks interesting and the Fiction section has a short story by an Irish writer William Trevor whose name I recognize. Regarding William Trevor’s latest New Yorker short story “The Piano Teacher’s Pupil”, the New Yorker fiction editors’ comment on Twitter: “It’s one of a few unpublished stories he left on his desk. Perhaps he wanted to go back to it; no one knows. It felt complete to us!” I first heard about William Trevor and a number of other notable Irish short story writers because of an annual short story competition the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition 2017 which I recently discovered on the internet. Sadly Irish novelist and short story writer William Trevor died in November at the age of 88. By the way, the short story writing competition looks interesting. All you have to do is write a short story in the English language of 3,000 …

How long does it take you to read The New Yorker cover to cover?

I just received an issue of The New Yorker at my office this morning. It was a late delivery, as usual. I was thrilled to get the copy buy was not too thrilled to see another cover illustration of President Trump. The editors need to stop making Trump cover illustrations for the magazine. I’m tried of seeing him so frequently on a legendary magazine. The blog post’s feature image is the issue that I received today. I saw several interesting website articles about The New Yorker, and one of them was from the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, “The New Yorker’s print and digital subscriptions rose 2.5% to 1.04 million in the second half of 2015, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, including 88,000 paid digital subscriptions.” According to an annual report on American journalism, the median age of readers of The New Yorker is about 51. A website discussion post talked about the time frame for reading The New Yorker magazine,  which I’m eager to find out myself. A similar question on the average hours for reading an …

Where can I buy The New Yorker in Taiwan?

Where can I buy The New Yorker in Taiwan? A simple answer is you can get single copies of The New Yorker from the Eslite book stores in Taiwan. The Eslite bookstores have over 40 branches all over Taiwan. In Taipei, the one that I usually go is the one that is nearby National Taiwan University’s main entrance. The other one XinYi Eslite that I sometimes go is close to Taipei 101 and Taipei City Hall MRT station (the Xinyi district). Xinyi eslite bookstore is great for book lovers for it is the biggest, most well-stocked bookstore in Taiwan. XinYi Eslite | 誠品信義店 No. 11, 2-3F, SongGao Road | 台北市松高路11號 National Taiwan University Eslite | 誠品台大店 No. 98, B1-3F, XinShen South Rd. Sec.3 | 台北市新生南路三段98號 Something that I recently discovered about buying The New Yorker magazines was a little crazy. What I found was this: If you purchase single copies found in one of Taiwan Eslite bookstores, you get a costly price tag about USD $16 for one single copy of The New Yorker magazine. But …