gary eldon peter to read at the austin artworks festival
Gary Eldon Peter will be a featured author at the Austin ArtWorks Festival in Austin, MN on Saturday, August 24. He will read and discuss his debut collection Oranges at 3 pm at Sweet Reads Books in Austin. More information about the festival here.
Queer Voices reading, Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, MN
Gary Eldon Peter will be reading at Zenith Bookstore in Duluth on Thursday, August 29 at 7 pm to celebrate the publication of Queer Voices, published by the Minnesota Society Historical Society Press. His short story “More Than a Feeling” appears in the anthology. More information about the reading here and more information about the book here.
oranges FEATURED IN SHELF UNBOUND “SUMMER READS” ISSUE
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges is listed as “Recommended Reading” in the June/July 2019 issue of Shelf Unbound.
“Wedding” Featured on selected shorts PODCAST
“Wedding,” from Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges, is featured on the June 27 podcast of Selected Shorts, featuring work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Listen to the podcast here.
oranges shortlisted for the Friends of American Writers Chicago award
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges was recently shortlisted for the Adult Literature Award sponsored by the Friends of American Writers Chicago. The award recognizes new, emerging Midwestern authors whose work is set in the Midwest.
Gary Eldon Peter was recently interviewed for the New Rivers Press Podcast series about his debut collection Oranges. Listen to the podcast here.
Oranges wins Midwest Book Award
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges recently won the Midwest Book Award for Short Story Collection/anthology. The awards, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIPA), recognize quality and originality in work published the previous year and were presented at a gala event on May 4.
“Wedding” to be featured on Selected shorts
Gary Eldon Peter’s short story “Wedding” will be performed by the Tony Award winning and Emmy nominated actor John Benjamin Hickey on “Selected Shorts” on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 pm at Symphony Space in New York City. The show commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969. More information about the May 29 event here.
minnesota book awards interview
Gary Eldon Peter was recently featured in the “36 B0oks Blog,” interviews with the finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards. Read the interview here.
ORANGES A FINALIST FOR THE midwest BOOK AWARD
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges has been named a finalist for the 2019 Midwest Book Award for Short Story collection/Anthology. Winners will be announced on May 4 in St. Paul.
Gary Eldon Peter was recently interviewed for the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library Fireside Reading Series. Read the interview here.
ORANGES A FINALIST FOR THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges has been named a finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Award for a Novel or Short Story collection. Winners will be announced on April 6 at a ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown St. Paul.
Gary Eldon Peter’s debut collection Oranges was listed as “fiction worth mentioning” and described as “quietly compelling” in the Winter 2019 Minnesota Alumni Quarterly Books Roundup.
Upcoming 2019 Residencies
Gary Eldon Peter has been awarded two artist residencies for 2019:
January 2-20, 2019: The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
June 2-29, 2019: Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, Edinburgh, Scotland. More about the history of Hawthornden Castle here.
Gary Eldon Peter was recently interviewed about his debut collection Oranges for the AWP LGBTQ Writers Caucus blog. Read the interview here.
Oranges available for order
Gary Eldon Peter's debut book Oranges is available through the following outlets:
Amazon (paperback and Kindle)
Oranges Cover Revealed
May 11, 2018: New Rivers Press has revealed the cover of Gary Eldon Peter's soon-to-be-published debut book, Oranges. The announcement was made on the press's Facebook page. Scotia MacNeil is the designer.
2018 artist residencies
Gary Eldon Peter has been awarded three artist residencies for 2018:
May 7-May 25, 2018: Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
June 24-July 1, 2018: Write On, Door County, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
July 3-July 15, 2018: New York Mills Cultural Center Arts Retreat, New York Mills, Minnesota
At One Sitting Interview
September 30, 2017: An interview with Gary Eldon Peter, entitled “How Do You Do, Lady Plot?,” has been published on the web site At One Sitting: A Personal Archive of Interviews With Contemporary Short Story Authors.
August 1, 2017: Gary Eldon Peter's linked short story collection, Oranges, won the 2016 New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition in Prose. New Rivers Press will publish Oranges in Fall 2018. The collection was also a finalist for the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.