“Don’t fear books”

“Where do Peter Orner’s characters come from? Will the global pandemic appear somehow in his future work? And what comes next for the award-winning author and Dartmouth College professor? Orner joined Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. PST to discuss his short story collection, Maggie Brown & Others, and much, much more.”

“Peter Orner is the author of six books, most recently Maggie Brown & Others, a New York Times Notable Book and an Oprah Magazine Best Books of 2019. His memoir/essay collection, Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A longtime San Franciscan, he currently teaches at Dartmouth College.”

Alta magazine

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on ““Don’t fear books””

  1. Very cool, Jeff. Orner was one of my workshop leaders at Squaw Valley a couple of years ago.

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