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Peter Rock

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Peter Rock is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He has been with Reed College since 2001.

Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the author of the novels The Unsettling, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, This is the Place, and Carnival Wolves. 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. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared widely. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
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The News from the End of the World (2017)
Emily Jeanne Miller
"The characters in this novel consistently surprised me; they find grace in quiet moments, forgiveness when least expected. And it's all so beautifully written that by the end I felt as if I had lived in this town my whole life, and could walk its haunted streets."

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