One of the (many) wonderful things about putting on a festival like this is the opportunity to introduce discerning readers to writers we love, and whom we think everyone should be reading. One of the authors we're most excited to be bringing to Columbia next April is the supremely talented novelist Peter Geye.
Peter is the author of SAFE FROM THE SEA, which is soon to be a major motion picture, THE LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, which was a World Book Night 2014 selection, and WINTERING. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and he holds a PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was editor of THIRD COAST. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he still lives. Peter's novels are beautiful, quietly majestic stories that are suffused with an extraordinary sense of place. The stories he tells are rich and complex roadmaps into two equally impenetrable territories - the rugged lands of Northern Minnesota, and the human heart. He writes with breathtaking clarity and gorgeous prose, and we couldn't be more thrilled to introduce his extraordinary work to our Unbound guests.