Posts by: Daniel Barron

Debut Novel Merits Another Look for Peter Orner

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San Francisco-based author and Rumpus columnist Peter Orner is the mind behind such works as The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and Love and Shame and Love. Now Esther Stories, his acclaimed debut collection of short stories, is available in a rereleased edition by Little Brown with a new foreword by Marilynne Robinson. The discovery of […]

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Mark Twain, Poet

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Mark Twain has become a Russian doll of surprises, with new works, such as his memoir, being uncovered and rediscovered over a century after his death. While distinguished in the literary canon for his novels, short stories, and essays, a recent article by Maria Popova highlights his less-publicized affinity for poetic verse. Twain produced over […]

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KALW’s “Heard Here” Finds the Epic in the Ordinary

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This Friday, April 12th, KALW 91.7FM presents “Heard Here,” an interactive evening of stories told live onstage at San Francisco’s Victoria Theater. The show features performances about the lives of ordinary locals who find themselves in amazing circumstances by the Bay’s best writers, radio producers, and actors. From a woman who turns a transportation problem […]

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