Peter Feibleman

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Peter Feibleman (1958)
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Peter Feibleman (August 1, 1930 – August 23, 2015[1]) was an American author and screenwriter. He has won critical acclaim for his novels and has received multiple awards for his writings including a Guggenheim Award in 1960 and a Golden Pen Award in 1983. He has also written a number of plays and screenplays.


Feibleman was born in 1930 in New York City and was raised in New Orleans. He studied acting at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and also attended Columbia University. He was a member of P.E.N. and resided in Los Angeles.


Starting in 1940, Feibleman worked as an actor in radio. From 1951 to 1957, Feibleman worked as an actor in Spain. He began writing in 1958. Feibleman is also a co-founder of DBA, a screenplay consulting firm.

Feibleman finished his first literary work, A Place without Twilight, in 1958. The book was met with critical acclaim by the Saturday Review and other publications. Many of Feibleman's other works have been received well by critics.


  • Guggenheim Award for creative writing (1960)
  • Golden Pen Award for screenwriting (1983)

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • A Place without Twilight (1958)
  • The Daughters of Necessity (1959)
  • Strangers and Graves: Four Short Novels (Death of Danaues, Fever, Along the Coast, Eyes) (1966)
  • The Columbus Tree (1973)
  • Charlie Boy (1980)
  • Lilly: Reminiscences of Lillian Hellman (1998)

Other writings[edit]

  • Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: A Play (based on A Place without Twilight, 1963)
  • "Ensign Pulver" (screenplay, 1964)
  • "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" (screenplay, 1969)
  • The Bayous (1973)
  • Cakewalk (play, 1998)


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