Peter Rock


Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the author of the novels My AbandonmentThe Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, This is the Place, and Carnival Wolves, and a story collection, The Unsettling.  Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. He is now a Professor in the English Department at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and daughters.  The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and other awards, his new novel, The Raccoon and the Letter (about the end of the world in Montana in 1990) will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in late 2012 or early 2013.