Torrey Peters lives in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She is the author of two novellas, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker. @torreypeters
Genres: Literary Fiction
Torrey Peters recommends
"Nevada is a book that changed my life: it shaped both my worldview and personhood, making me the writer I am. And it did so by the oldest of methods, by telling a wise, hilarious, and gripping story."
Future Feeling (2021)
"I devoured this funny, charming book of trans friendships and sly cultural commentary; a story about what truly matters for those of us lost in the maelstrom of identity and media. Here's how unable I was to put it down: I accidentally dropped it in the toilet, fished it out, and kept right on reading."
Skye Falling (2021)
"Mia McKenzie is writer who can move from heartbreak to laughter in a single paragraph, while brilliantly reinventing queer family and friendship and the ways in which we get stuck and unstuck along the way. When I could manage to put this book down, I looked up from its pages to a world charged with new potential."
"Each of the stories in Manywhere is so surprising, with such range. A gorgeous chorus of voices joining to sing the vision of a singular and exciting artist."
"Felker-Martin can write: Manhunt expertly drops one political target after another, breaks your heart with nearly every character, and keeps up a relentless velocity-- all while just being plain fun as hell."
At Certain Points We Touch (2022)
Lauren John Joseph
"Lauren John Joseph writes with such wit, glamour, and style! I haven't read a book that so powerfully evokes what it's like to be a wild young artist among other wild young artists since the Bright Young Things."
Bad Girls (2022)
Camila Sosa Villada
"Every so often, a slim book absolutely clobbers you with its exuberance and beauty--for me, this was that book."
We Do What We Do in the Dark (2022)
"A beautiful book so filled with sharp longing and perfectly phrased vulnerability that I read it in a reverent hush."
"Davis is an astounding writer, seemingly unconstrained by taboos and waist deep down in the maw of life, examining what the rest of us shy away from--never more than here in X, the rare book that can thrill and entertain, while simultaneously causing you to question everything about how you're living."
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