When Peter Orner saw a man at his local coffee shop poring over a book, the short story writer wondered if the man was nearsighted, or loved “the little book so much he wanted to get as close as possible to the words.” Orner joins us to talk about his own love of words and his new short story collection, “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge.” The Guggenheim Fellow and associate creative writing professor at San Francisco State University will also discuss the power of memory, his focus on human rights law, and why reading “Howards End” makes him think about gentrification in Bernal Hill.

Peter Orner, author of "Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge" and associate professor at San Francisco State University

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