Peter Mountford

Fiction Writer

c/o Ayesha Pande Literary 128 West 132 St
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-283-5825

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 was published by Tin House Books in 2014, and was named a NYT Editor's Choice.

Peter's work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Granta, Boston Review, The New York Times Magazine, Best New American Voices 2008, Conjunctions, The Atlantic Online, Salon, Slate, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere.

A faculty-member at Sierra Nevada College's low-res MFA, Peter is the event curator at Hugo House.

Publications & Prizes

Best New American Voices 2008 (Harcourt, 2007)
The Dismal Science (Tin House Books, 2014)
A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)
Prizes won: 

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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Last update: Sep 15, 2014