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Tommy Orange

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Tommy Orange was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He currently lives in Angels Camp, California.

Tommy is a recent graduate from the MFA programme at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow.

Genres: Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

Wandering Stars
   There There (2018)
   Fourteen Days (2023) (with others)
   Wandering Stars (2024)
   A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (2024) (with others)
Tommy Orange recommends
Martyr! (2024)
Kaveh Akbar
"An absolute jewel of a novel. A diamond. I haven't loved a book this much in years. Kaveh's writing is so thoroughly powerful and gorgeous you can feel it from where dreams come, and in all over your brain, and straight from the bottom of your heart. This book does everything. It is so entirely funny and sad and true and beautiful. Kaveh Akbar is one of my favorite writers. Ever."
Beautyland (2024)
Marie-Helene Bertino
"This book is endlessly surprising on the sentence level, but also as a story, and also in its tenderness. We might all need the unexpected love and perspective of a child alien at this point in human history. Beautyland is beautiful and hilarious and transcendent. It honestly feels like a message from another planet. Marie-Helene Bertino is an otherworldly talent."
Aednan (2024)
Linnea Axelsson
"Crystalline prose that reads like poetry and myth at once. There are intricate layers of beauty and meaning here in sparse clusters across a vast new landscape as I've never read before. The music of this book is old, and it is new, and it is old."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Tommy Orange
I Know What's Best for You (2022)
Stories on Reproductive Freedom
edited by
Shelly Oria

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