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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford

Author's Bio

Peter Mountford's debut novel, A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, won the 2012 Washington State Book Award and was a finalist in the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. His second novel The Dismal Science will be published by Tin House Books in 2014. Peter's essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Granta, Boston Review, Best New American Voices 2008, Conjunctions, The Atlantic Online, Salon, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. An experienced creative writing instructor, Mountford was named the 2012-13 writer-in-residence at the Richard Hugo House, Seattle's writing center.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Dismal Science (Tin House Books, 2014), A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)
Anthologies:
Best New American Voices 2008 (Harcourt, 2007)
Journals:
Boston Review, Conjunctions, Michigan Quarterly Review, Phoebe, Seattle Review
Prizes:
Washington State Book Award (fiction, 2012); 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award (finalist); The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Cityartist Grant, 2012 and 2010; The Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, 2010; 4Culture Grant, 2011; Bread Loaf Work-Study Scholarship, 2009; Film Independent Screenwriter's Lab, 2009; Finalist for the New Letters 2008 Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Award; Story “Horizon” selected as one of “100 Other Distinguished Short Stories of 2007” in Best American Short Stories 2008 (ed. Salman Rushdie); 2007 Boston Review fiction prize, judged by George Saunders (second place); 2006 David Guterson Award

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Listing last updated: January 18, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
Washington, DC

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