Meet Author Peter Orner

Live Stream • Q&A
21 November 2021

Richard Schiff brings to life a charming family con-man in this 2021 Pushcart Prize winning story 'Fall River Wife'.

Author Peter Orner & Actor Richard Schiff

Live Stream • Q&A

21 November 2021 Sunday 12:00 LA 15:00 NY 20:00 UK

Richard Schiff will read the 2021 Pushcart Prize winning story 'Fall River Wife' by Peter Orner.

Orner brings grace and vigor to the short-story form in a preeminent collection, earning a place alongside Carver and Munro as he ranges across a broad emotional register. ―Best Books of 2019, Oprah Magazine

“It’s been apparent since his first book, “Esther Stories” (2001), that Peter Orner was a major talent…Orner can do anything.”―Dwight Garner, New York Times

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Talent

Richard Schiff was cast by Steven Spielberg in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and his career has been on an upward climb ever since that has led to his co-starring role in The West Wing. He won an Emmy Award for playing Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. Richard had a recurring role on the HBO series Ballers and since September 2017 he has had a leading role in ABC’s medical drama The Good Doctor, as Dr. Aaron Glassman, president of a fictional teaching hospital in San Jose, California.

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Author

Peter’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, Ploughshares and many other publications. Stories have been anthologized in Best American Stories and twice received a Pushcart Prize. Peter has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a two-year Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship. He’s also received a California Book Award (LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE), the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Writing (ESTHER STORIES) and has been a finalist for the Pen/ Hemingway Award ESTHER STORIES, the Los Angeles Times Book Award (THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO), and the Northern California Book Award (LAST CAR OVER THE SAGAMORE BRIDGE) . In 2017-2018, Peter was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Namibia where he taught at the University of Namibia.

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