Peter Trachtenberg (born 1953) is an American non-fiction writer, and memoirist.
He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, and from City College of New York with an MA. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh.
- "You're Fired: Cloudburst", The New Yorker, April 21, 2003
- Trachtenberg, Peter (May 15, 2005). "The Talk; The Chattering Masses". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
- "Why Obama?", Largehearted Boy, October 2, 2008
- The book of calamities: five questions about suffering and its meaning. Little, Brown. 2008. ISBN 978-0-316-15879-4.
- 7 tattoos: a memoir in the flesh. Crown. 1997. ISBN 978-0-517-70172-0.
- The Casanova complex: compulsive lovers and their women. Poseiden Press. 1988. ISBN 978-0-671-62048-6.
- Torches: a novel. City College of New York. 1979.
- Laurie Stone, ed. (1998). "I Kiss Her Goodbye". Close to the Bone: Memoirs of Hurt, Rage, and Desire. Grove Press. ISBN 978-0-8021-3582-7.
- GINIA BELLAFANTE (October 30, 2005). "Can a Writer of Malaise Find Happiness in Acclaim?". The New York Times.
- "Copywriter Wins Nelson Algren Award". The New York Times. October 25, 1984. Retrieved May 22, 2010.