Pete Fromm

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Pete Fromm (born September 29, 1958) is an American novelist, short story writer, and memoir writer.


Fromm was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and holds a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana where he graduated with honors in 1981. A four time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award, he is the author of five short story collections, three novels, and a memoir. In 2007 he wrote the screenplay for the short film DRY RAIN, based on his story of the same name, and in 2013 the film of his novel, AS COOL AS I AM, was released, starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger. His next novel, IF NOT FOR THIS, will be published in August, 2014. He has been on the faculty of Pacific University's MFA in Writing program since 2005, and lives in Montana, with his wife and sons.




  • Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter in the Wilderness (1993)

Short Story collections[edit]

  • The Tall Uncut (1992)
  • King of the Mountain: Sporting Stories (1994)
  • Dry Rain (1997)
  • Blood Knot (1998)
  • Night Swimming (1999)


Fromm has been awarded the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award four times: in 1994 for his memoir Indian Creek Chronicles; in 1998 for Dry Rain;in 2001 for How All This Started, and in 2004 for As Cool As I Am.

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