Peter M. Orner

Academic Appointments
  • Dartmouth Professorship in English and Creative Writing

  • Chair, Department of English and Creative Writing


Sanborn, Room 208
HB 6032


  • B.A. U Michigan
  • J.D. Northeastern U
  • MFA U Iowa

Selected Publications

  • Esther Stories, (Houghton Mifflin, 2001, re-issue with a forward by Marilynne Robinson, Little Brown, 2013)

    The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, (Little Brown, 2006)

    Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, (Voice of Witness/ McSweeney's, 2008) (editor)

    Love and Shame and Love, (Little, Brown, 2011)

    Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives (Voice of Witness/ McSweeney's, 2011)

    Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, (Little Brown, 2013)

    Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Reading to Live and Living to Read, (Catapult, 2016)

    Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-au-Prince (Voice of Witness/ McSweeney's/ Verso Press, 2017)

    Maggie Brown & Others, (forthcoming, Little, Brown, 2019)