Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange reading from There There, published by Alfred Knopf. Opening statement by San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck.

Not since Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine has such a powerful and urgent Native American voice exploded onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. Tommy Orange’s There There introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.
There There was listed as one of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Also named one of the best books of the year in The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. 

Tommy Orange is a graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in Angels Camp, California.