A Reading by Peter Orner @ Bard

Event date: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
László Z. Bitó '60 Auditorium, Bard College
31 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Presented by Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series and the Written Arts Program

Peter Orner reads from his new collection, Maggie Brown & Others. He will be introduced by MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu.

Free and open to the public.

Peter OrnerMaggie Brown & Others by Peter Orner

“No one captures the inner lives of vanished places and people like Peter Orner. Radiant, funny, full of wisdom and heart, his vibrant portraits pulse with authentic energy and are as perfectly tuned to his characters’ idiosyncratic speech as those of Grace Paley. His world shimmers with life.”—Andrea Barrett, National Book Award–winning author of Ship Fever and The Air We Breathe

Peter Orner is a two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize. He is the author of five previous books, including the novel Love and Shame and Love and the collection Esther Stories, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His memoir Am I Alone Here? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Tin House, and Granta, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fullbright to Namibia, Orner holds the Darmouth Professorship of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

Books will be available for purchase at this event courtesy of Oblong Books & Music.

Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Peter Orner (Editor), Luis Urrea (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786632272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - July 25th, 2017

Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - October 25th, 2016

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316224611
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - August 5th, 2014

Esther Stories Cover Image
By Peter Orner, Marilynne Robinson (Foreword by)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780316224680
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2013

Love and Shame and Love: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316129381
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2012

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316066334
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 16th, 2007

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