Peter Orner is the author of two novels, Love and Shame and Love, a New York Times Editor's Choice Book, and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has also written two story collections, Esther Stories, Winner of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the newly published Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Granta, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. He also writes the Lonely Voice column on the short story for therumpus.net. A 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Orner was born in Chicago and now lives in Bolinas, California.
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