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Gary Eldon Peter

Gary Eldon Peter is the author of two works of fiction: Oranges, a linked short story collection, and the novel The Complicated Calculus (and Cows) of Carl Paulsen, winner of the 2023 Minnesota Book Award for Young Adult Literature and the Acheven Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. Oranges was a Minnesota Book Award finalist and received the Gold Medal for LGBT+ fiction – Independent Publisher Book Awards, a Midwest Book Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and has been performed on the public radio program Selected Shorts. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota.

Recent & Notable Works

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The Complicated Calculus (and Cows) of Carl Paulsen (Fitzroy Books, 2022)

Oranges: Stories (New Rivers Press, 2018)

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