Karen Russell, University Endowed Chair in Creative Writing from 2017 to 2019, recently published a new short story, “Orange World,” in the New Yorker. Russell reads the short story for the magazine’s podcast, The Writer’s Voice. The magazine also featured Russell in an interview, “Karen Russell on the Diabolical Side of Parenthood.” Russell is an American novelist and short story writer whose novel–Swamplandia!–was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Russell received the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” in 2013, and in 2009, the National Book Foundation named her among the “5 under 35,” an annual prize that recognizes debut fiction writers. Kudos to a great American writer.