Discipline: Literature – fiction

Peter Cameron

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2008

Peter Cameron is a MacDowell Board member and a novelist and writer who is best known for his novels Andorra, The Weekend, The City of Your Final Destination, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, and Coral Glynn. He sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1983, and published 10 more stories in that magazine over the next few years. This exposure facilitated the publication of his first book, a collection of stories titled One Way or Another, published by Harper & Row in 1986. One Way or Another was awarded a special citation by the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Book of Fiction. In 1987 he taught writing at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and from 1990–1996 he taught in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts. From 1998 to 2005 he taught in Sarah Lawrence College’s M.F.A. program. He taught at Yale University in the fall of 2005. In March 2005, his first play, A Thing of the Past, was read at Lincoln Center Theater by a cast including Marian Seldes and Estelle Parsons.


Monday Music

Peter Cameron worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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