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  • Bibliography:
    6 Books
  • First Book:
    November 2001
  • Latest Book:
    March 2024
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Book List in Order: 6 titles

  • The discovery of a murdered man in a bathrobe by the side of a road, the destruction of a town's historic City Hall building, and the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orner's vivid and intimate gaze. The first half of...

  • When Mavala Shikongo deserted them, the teachers at the boys' school in Goas weren't surprised. How could they be? She was too beautiful, too powerful, and too mysterious for their tiny, remote, and arid world. They knew only one essential fact a...

  • Alexander Popper can't stop remembering. Four years old when his father tossed him into Lake Michigan, he was told, Sink or swim, kid. In his mind, he's still bobbing in that frigid water. The rest of this novel's vivid cast of characters also strugg...

  • Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband dies before their divorce is finalized; a man runs for governor of Illinois and loses much more than an election; two brothers play beneath the infamous bridge at Cha...

  • In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist takes the form to new heights. In his orchestral and moving new book, Peter Orner, a writer who "doesn't simply bring his char...

  • Fractured Lit's bold new anthology offers readers twenty new flash fiction stories. Each story will transport you to someplace new, in setting, or in your heart and mind, entertaining and beguiling until you've read each story....

Award-Winning Books by Peter Orner

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
2007 Bard Fiction Prize -- Emerging Writer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Peter Orner has published 6 books.

Peter Orner does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Fractured Lit Anthology Volume 3, was published in March 2024.

The first book by Peter Orner, Esther Stories, was published in November 2001.

No. Peter Orner does not write books in series.