Oranges reviewed in the Star tribune  

Gary Eldon Peter’s debut book Oranges was recently reviewed in the Star Tribune. Read the review here.

FridAy, October 26, 2018, 7 pm: reading, COMMON GOOD BOOKS, SAINT PAUL, MN 

Gary Eldon Peter will be reading from his debut book Oranges at Common Good Books. 


WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2018, 4 PM: Reading, Coffman Union Bookstore, University of Minnesota

Gary Eldon Peter and Maureen Aitken will be reading from their debut books Oranges (published by New Rivers Press) and The Patron Saint of Lost Girls (published by Southeast Missouri State University Press). Gary and Maureen are both faculty members at the University of Minnesota. More information here.


Oranges available for pre-order 

Gary Eldon Peter's debut book Oranges is now available through the following outlets:

Small Press Distribution


Barnes & Noble


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.


Upcoming Residencies

April 2, 2018: 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.


Oranges Honored

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.