About Peter Orner

Peter Orner is the author of the novel, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo and the story collection, Esther Stories. In 2006, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in San Francisco.

Book Tour Horror Stories

By December 14, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On the fifth and final day, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group to share their … Read More

Can I Balance Writing and Fatherhood?

By December 10, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On Day 3, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group whether fatherhood and great writing can … Read More

Should I Bring My Politics Into My Novels?

By December 10, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. On Day 4, below, moderator Ed Schwarzschild asks the group whether literature ought to be political. … Read More

MFA Programs: Are They Worse Than Plane Crashes?

By December 5, 2007

From: Ed Schwarzschild To: Adam Johnson, Chris Castellani, Daniel Handler, Peter Orner The book club event at Odyssey Books was a blast, attended by a handful—a klatch, one could say—of sharp readers, which made the trip out here more than … Read More

Five Male Fiction Writers. One Massive Existential Crisis.

By December 5, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. BOOK KLATCHERS Adam Johnson, author of Emporium and Parasites Like Us Daniel Handler, author of Adverbs … Read More