gary eldon peter to read at the MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL
Gary Eldon Peter will be a featured author at the Montana Book Festival in Missoula, MT on Friday, September 13. He will read from and discuss his debut collection Oranges as part of a panel, “Celebrate Queer Voices,” at 2 pm at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.
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.
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 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 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.
minnesota book awards interview
Gary Eldon Peter was 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.
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.