Posts Tagged: peter orner

The Lonely Voice #32: The Last Lonely Voice

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That’s what the Lonely Voice has always been to me. It was a privilege to be allowed to have a private conversation with myself in public.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Chalk it up to a week where Twitter just felt like too much. Chalk it up to good ol’ nostalgia for the feel of a hefty book in your hands. Or maybe, just chalk it up to an aligning of stars that placed nine exceptional writers under the same roof. If you happen to have […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Corinne Goria

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Author and veteran Voice of Witness editor Peter Orner sits down with Invisible Hands: Voices From the Global Economy editor Corinne Goria to talk about putting the book together, economic interdependency, and the complex human stories behind everyday items.

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Notable SF: 2/17–2/23

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Monday 2/17: The Porchlight Series continues with Long Walks on the Beach: The Dating Show, featuring stories by Rachel Balik, David Jordan, and Heather Marlowe. $15 adv/$20 door, 7 p.m. at Verdi Club. Tuesday 2/18: Peter Mountford, author of The Dismal Science, is in conversation with Peter Orner at The Booksmith. Free, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday […]

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Peter Orner’s Favorite Short Stories

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I’ll say it: [“Idiots First”] is the most moving American story ever written. (Until I change my mind.) For online magazine Ozy, Rumpus columnist Peter Orner collects some of his very favorite short stories. They range from North American classics by Bernard Malamud and Alice Munro to work by Mexican author Juan Rulfo and murdered South […]

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Holiday Round-up

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Two-sentence holiday fiction from Salon is fun and includes many Rumpus folks! You’ll find short fiction by Peter Orner, Matthew Specktor, Cecil Castellucci, Kelly Luce, Elliott Holt, and more! He was never sentimental about these things, being a Jew. Still, Wilshire Boulevard, with its plastic Santas and strung up sleighs, its gaudy “snowflakes” shedding tinsel in eighty degree […]

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Storytelling And Death With Peter Orner

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“All stories are inherently suspect. You know that old, dumb crafty term: Reliable narrator? Show me a truly reliable narrator…Does one exist? Tom Brokaw? We’re all unreliable all the time. And I think storytellers should always go too far. In the story “Spokane” —as you say—Stacy goes too far, and still Barry buys it. I like to […]

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Aleksandar Hemon Reading

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Aleksandar Hemon—Bosnian ex-pat, MacArthur genius grant recipient, and Rumpus interviewee—will be reading and signing books September 18th and 19th at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose. The event on the 19th even puts Hemon in conversation with our very own Peter Orner! See event details here (for the 18th) and here […]

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McSweeney’s Night of One Hundred Apocalypses

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Quick! Think of some apocalypses! How many did you think of? For Lucy Corin, the answer is one hundred, and some others. That’s why she named her book One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses. To celebrate those myriad armageddons, come to McSweeney’s Night of One Hundred Apocalypses this Thursday at Amnesia in San Francisco! You’ll get […]

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Peter Orner Reading Thursday at Booksmith

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If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss Rumpus columnist Peter Orner‘s reading at Booksmith this Thursday to celebrate the paperback release of his novel Love and Shame and Love. It will include a conversation with fellow author (and occasional Rumpus contributor) Michelle Richmond and, of course, deep-dish pizza. Here’s the event page.

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