Peter Heller

Peter Heller is a longtime contributor to NPR, a contributing editor at Outside magazine and National Geographic Adventure, and appears frequently in Men’s Journal. He is an award winning adventure travel writer and the author of three books of literary nonfiction.

Mr. Heller is at work on his next book about surfing from California down the coast of Mexico to Central America. Can a man drop everything in the middle of his life, pick up a surfboard, and, apprenticing himself to local masters, learn to shoot a big barrel in six months? Answer forthcoming. He lives in Denver.

Books Authored

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“They were strong paddlers and they lay into a steady rhythm and they stuck to the center of the river where a blast from a shotgun would be less likely to kill them.”

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Celine is the portrait of a remarkable woman: a plausible super-granny with endearing panache who helps heal broken hearts and wounded souls.”

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“. . . a heavenly book, a stellar achievement by a debut novelist . . . gleams with vitality, . . . sparkles with wit.”