TV & Radio


SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Deborah Treisman hosts the author Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, who reads his short story Auditionfrom the September 10, 2018, issue of The New Yorker.


Last Meal at Whole Foods

JULY 28, 2014

Listen to Saïd Sayrafiezadeh read Last Meal at Whole Foods by The New Yorker.


The Writer Behind a New York Times Editorial Praising the King of All Media

The howard stern show
October 7, 2013

Interview with Lisa G. about The New York Times editorial, Howard Stern, My Literary Idol

Writers on Writing

KUCI-FM, 2013

Marrie Stone talks with short story writer Saïd Sayrafiezadeh about his latest collection, Brief Encounters with the Enemy.   


Reflections on Newtown: How My Ill Mother Took the News

wnyc, december 27, 2012

For many, 2012 is ending on a sad note following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. WNYC asked five writers to reflect on the tragic event.


A Different Kind of Imperfection

november 20, 2011

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads Thomas Beller's A Different Kind of Imperfection, and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.


Looking Good

Stacked up televisionFebruary, 2010

Memoirist Saïd Sayrafiezadeh can and does judge his books by their covers


Book of the Week: When Skateboards Will Be Free

august 2009

Josh Hamilton reads from American-Iranian writer Saïd Sayrafiezadeh's funny and touching memoir.


Ep 28: Jessica Pearce Rotondi & Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

The Catapult
April 6, 2015

On this episode, two pieces about the ways war can impact our lives across great distance—in time or space—and the ways conflict can change and challenge who we are. Jessica Pearce Rotondi reads from her book-in-progress, What We Inherit, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his essay, War and Duane Reade.


Growing Up Socialist in America

FOX Television
May 11, 2009

Author Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on growing up in America with parents who were devoted members of the Socialist Workers Party.


Tales From a Socialist Childhood

Minnesota public radio
september 17, 2009

He grew up with the idea that the workers of America would one day rise up, overthrow capitalism, and create a new socialist society. His mother described it as a place where "all skateboards will be free." But author Said Sayrafiezadeh says all he really wanted was to be an average American kid.