Friday, July 17, 1998

Rodger Larson

Rodger Larson‘s first novel, What I Know Now, was published last year Henry Holt. The book was a finalist in the 1997 Oregon Book Awards’ and received the Andrés Berger Award for Fiction. The novel is aimed at the young adult audience and is about family breakdown and the dawning awareness of sexuality. His second novel, with the working title of ELI RIDDLE, is set in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades.

Rodger received a BA in Humanities from Evergreen State College, and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University. He completed course work at the Northwest Writing Institute of Lewis & Clark College, and at Portland State University.

He currently teaches writing part-time to high school students at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Northwest Portland. He has taught at Portland State University School of Extended Studies and their Salem Center, and for Portland Community College at the Columbia River Correctional Institution. For the past two years, he has also been teaching ten-week fiction workshops in his home.

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