Peter Kispert

Fiction Writer

New York, NY 10027

Author's Bio

Peter Kispert is a writer and editor based in New York City and the author of I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM, a story collection coming from Penguin Books in 2020. He recently worked at 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,, Esquire, OUT Magazine, Slice Magazine, The Journal, and The Carolina Quarterly. He is represented by Caroline Eisenmann of the Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

Publications & Prizes

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McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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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: 
When Watched by Leopoldine Core, There There by Tommy Orange

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Last update: May 03, 2019