Marginalia: Peter Heller

Mar 8, 2019

Take a look at Peter Heller’s bio, and you’ll see he has worked as a dishwasher, construction worker, logger, offshore fisherman, kayak instructor, river guide, and world class pizza deliverer. He is also is a longtime contributor to NPR, and a former contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is an award winning adventure writer and the author of four books of literary nonfiction.

His fourth work of fiction, The River, is the story of two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip–a tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence.

I was pleased to have Peter Heller on Marginalia for a repeat performance. Here’s our conversation:


The River by Peter heller is published by Knopf. Heller will be in Wichita at Watermark Books on March 11. 

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