Peter Kispert

Fiction Writer

New York, NY 10027

Author's Bio

Peter Kispert is the author of I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM, a story collection published by Penguin Books in February 2020. He recently worked at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Indiana Review, where he founded Blue Light Books, an annual book prize partnership with Indiana University Press, and served as a regular site columnist for Ploughshares. His work has most recently appeared in GQ, Playboy,, them, Esquire, OUT Magazine, Slice Magazine, The Journal, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and The Carolina Quarterly. He is represented by Caroline Eisenmann of the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

Publications & Prizes

I Know You Know Who I Am (Penguin, 2020)
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Tin House
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Guy Lemmon Award for Public Writing Lt. Albert A. Charait Award Richard M. Ford Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Parakeet by Marie Helene-Bertino, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

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Last update: Nov 09, 2020