Speaker - Peter Orner

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Peter Orner was born in Chicago and attended Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. He received a law degree from Northeastern University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Orner's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, The Southern Review, The Forward, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Ploughshares. Stories have been anthologized in Best American Stories and twice won a Pushcart Prize. Orner was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), as well as the two-year Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship (2007-2008). A film version of one of Orner's stories, "The Raft" with a screenplay by Orner and the film's director, Rob Jones, is currently in production and stars Ed Asner.

2 Programs

Drivel: Litquake's Book Launch

10.11.14 | 01:23:03 min | 0 comments

Honoring the Winners of the California Book Awards 2012

06.07.12 | 01:06:19 min | 0 comments