Peter LaSalle

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Peter LaSalle (born 1947) is an American short story writer and novelist.


He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in 1969, and the University of Chicago with an M.A. in 1972.

His work has appeared in magazines and journals such as Agni,[1] Antioch Review,[2] Paris Review,[3] Ploughshares,[4] Tin House, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and others. His books include the novels Mariposa's Song and Strange Sunlight, and the short story collections Tell Borges If You See Him , Hockey Sur Glace, The Graves of Famous Writers, and What I Found Out About Her. A collection of essays on literary travel, The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling, will be published in 2015.

He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin,[5][6] where he is the Susan Taylor McDaniel Regents Professor in Creative Writing in the Department of English and a resident faculty member at the Michener Center for Writers.




  • Paul Theroux, Jason Wilson, ed. (2014). The Best American Travel Writing 2014. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 
  • Nancy Zafris, ed. (2013). Stories from the Flannery O'Connor Award: A 20th Anniversary Anthology (e-book). University of Georgia Press. 
  • James Thomas, D. Seth Horton, ed. (2011). The Best of the West 2011: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri. University of Texas Press. 
  • Bill Buford, Jason Wilson, ed. (2010). The Best American Travel Writing 2010. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 
  • Gorge Pelecanos, Otto Penzler, ed. (2008). The Best American Mystery Stories 2008. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 
  • Peter Stine, Doug Hagley, ed. (2008). The Best of Witness 1987-2004. Michigan State University Press. 
  • Jeff VanderMeer, Anne Vandermeer, ed. (2007). The Best American Fantasy 2007. Prime Books. 
  • Don Graham, ed. (2007). Literary Austin. Texas Christian University Press. 
  • Judith Taylor, Nickole Brown, ed. (2003). Airfare: Stories, Poems, and Essays on Flight. Sarabande Books. 
  • Paul D. Staudohar, ed. (2003). More Sports Best Short Stories. Chicago Review Press. 
  • Don Graham, ed. (2003). Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande. W. W. Norton & Company. 
  • Paul D. Staudohar, ed. (2003). Sports Best Short Stories. Chicago Review Press. 
  • Kirby Gann, Kristin Herbert, ed. (2001). A Fine Excess: Contemporary Literature at Play. Sarabande Books. ISBN 978-1-889330-51-8. 
  • Bruce Emra, ed. (2001). Sports in Literature. Chicago: National Textbook Company. 
  • Peter Stine, ed. (1995). Sports in America. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-2557-5. 
  • Jay Jennings, ed. (1995). Tennis and the Meaning of Life: A Literary Anthology of the Game. Breakaway Books. ISBN 978-1-55821-378-4. 
  • Alexander Blackburn, Kenneth Pellow, ed. (1993). Higher Elevations: A Writers Forum Anthology. Swallow/Ohio University Press. 
  • William Abrahams, ed. (1991). Prize Stories 1991: The O. Henry Awards. Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-41513-2. 
  • James Thomas, Denise Thomas, ed. (1991). The Best of the West 4: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-30793-1. 
  • George P. Garrett, Sheila McMillen, ed. (1990). Eric Clapton's Lover and Other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review. University of Virginia Press. 
  • Don Graham, ed. (1986). South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas. University of Texas Press. 
  • Joyce Carol Oates, Shannon Ravenel, ed. (1979). The Best American Short Stories 1979. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 


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