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Peter Selgin

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Confessions of a Left-Handed Man (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Drowning Lessons (The University of Georgia Press, 2008)
Prizes:
Winner, Pirate Alley / Faulkner Society Prize for Novel, 2011 First Finalist, Missouri Review Editor’s Prize, “Titanic Obsession,” 2011 Finalist, Bakeless Prize / Creative Nonfiction, Landscape w/ English Teacher, 2010 Finalist, Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, Landscape w/ English Teacher, 2010 Finalist, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Life Goes to the Movies, 2010 Winner*, AWP Award for the Novel, Life Goes to the Movies, 2008 Second Place, AWP Award for the Novel, Life Goes to the Movies, 2007 Winner, Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction, Drowning Lessons, 2007 Second Place, Ohio State University Press Prize, Drowning Lessons, 2007 Finalist, Jefferson Press Prize for Fiction, Drowning Lessons, 2007 Finalist, Iowa Fiction Awards, “Bodies of Water,” Drowning Lessons, 2005 Finalist, James Jones First Novel Fellowship, Life Goes to the Movies, 2005 Finalist, James Jones First Novel Fellowship, Life Goes to the Movies, 2004 Winner, Stage 3 Theatre New Play Festival, “A God in the House,” 2007 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, “Man in the White Car,” 2001 Lemme Best Children’s Book Award, S.S. Gigantic Across the Atlantic, 1999 Finalist, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, “Wednesday at the Bagel Shop,” 1995 Finalist, Eugene O’Neill Center National Playwright’s Conference, “Landscape w/English Teacher,” 1993 Finalist, Eugene O’Neill Center National Playwright’s Conference, “Mephistopheles Among the Mosquitoes,” 1992 Mill Mountain Theatre New Plays Award, “A God in the House,” 1992 National Playwright’s Conference Award, “A God in the House,” 1991 Charlotte Repertory New Plays Award, “Night Blooming Serious,” 1991 Finalist, Marvin Taylor Playwriting Award, “Night Blooming Serious,” 1990

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: October 20, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Bethesda, MD
Raised in:
Bethel, CT

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