Peter Orner

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Peter Orner is the author of two novels published by Little, Brown: The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo (2006), and Love and Shame and Love (2010), and three story collections also published by Little, Brown: Esther Stories (2001, 2013 with a foreword by Marilynne Robinson) Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge (2013), and Maggie Brown & Others (2019). Orner's essay collection/memoir, Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Reading To Live and Living to Read (Catapult, 2016) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Orner is also the editor of three non-fiction books/oral histories for the Voice of Witness Series: Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (VOW/ McSweeney's, 2008), Hope Deferred: Narratives of  Zimbabwean Lives (VOW/ McSweeney's, 2011) (co-edited with Annie Holmes), and Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-Au-Prince (VOW/ Verso Press, 2017) (co-edited with Evan Lyon). His work has been translated into French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese. Chicago-born, Orner holds the Professorship of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, and lives with his family in Norwich, Vermont.

Peter Orner's Published Work

  • Maggie Brown & Others: Stories

    Maggie Brown & Others: Stories

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  • Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live

    Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live

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  • Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

    Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

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  • The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel

    The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel

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  • Love and Shame and Love: A Novel

    Love and Shame and Love: A Novel

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