Cary Groner is an author, editor, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Cary’s debut novel, Exiles, was published by Spiegel & Grau / Random House in 2011, and was called one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune. His short stories have won numerous awards and appeared in in venues that include Glimmer Train, American Fiction, Mississippi Review, Salamander, Sycamore Review, and Southern California Review. For more information about Cary’s fiction see the “Works” page.

As a medical journalist, Cary has published more than two hundred articles in a variety of professional journals, consumer magazines, annual reports, and websites. He has also edited roughly forty books for Cambridge University Press and other nonfiction publishers, both academic and commercial.

Cary’s stage plays have been produced at Carnegie Mellon University and at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and Eureka Theatre.

If you’re looking for Cary’s photography, you can find it at a separate website here. That site has its own contact information.


I teach at the Writing Salon in Berkeley, CA, and previously taught at UCLA Extension online. My students have been accepted into several prestigious MFA programs.

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Novel: Exiles

In Exiles, American cardiologist Peter Scanlon takes his 17-year-old daughter, Alex, to Nepal in order to work in a free health clinic. At its heart, the book is a meditation on loss, forgiveness, and healing in our lives.

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I provide editing services for both individual and institutional clients, including fiction and nonfiction projects such as articles, essays, short stories, and book-length works.

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