Novelist Peter Cameron ’82, H’12 to Read From His Work

Peter Cameron '82
Peter Cameron '82

Novelist and alumnus Peter Cameron ’82, H’12 will read from a new story and from his novel Coral Glynn on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Cameron is a critically acclaimed fiction author who has six published novels. His reading is free and open to the public.


Cameron graduated from Hamilton in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. His most recent novel, Coral Glynn, was published in March and received a positive review in The New York Times Sunday Book Review (March 18, 2012).


He is the author of two collections of stories, One Way or Another and Far-flung, and five other novels: Leap Year, The Weekend, Andorra, The City of Your Final Destination and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.


Cameron’s short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The New England Review and The Yale Review.  Four of his short stories have been selected for The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, most recently “The End of My Life in New York” in 2010. The PEN/O. Henry is considered “the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction,” according to The Atlantic Monthly.


Cameron is the recipient of grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the John S. Guggenheim Foundation. He has taught at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and The New School, and has worked administratively for The Trust for Public Land and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was awarded an honorary degree from Hamilton in 2012.


In 2010, Cameron established Wallflower Press, a small private press that publishes limited-edition chapbooks featuring his work and the work of authors he admires. Each book is edited, designed and crafted by Cameron.

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