Peter Orner is the author most recently of the memoir/ essay collection Still No Word from You, as well as two novels (The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo and Love and Shame and Love), and three story collections (Esther Stories, Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, and Maggie Brown & Others). His previous collection of essays, Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. A three-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Peter’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, A Public Space, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, and has been translated into eight ­languages. He has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a two-year Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, as well as a Fulbright to Namibia. For Voice Witness, he has edited three volumes of oral history. Currently, Peter is chair of the English and Creative Writing department at Dartmouth College and lives with his family in Norwich, Vermont.