Joseph G. Peterson

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General Information

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Name: Joseph G. Peterson

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1965 in Wheeling, Illinois




Illinois Connection

Joseph Peterson went to the University of Chicago and lives in Chicago's Hyde Park area. He has published many short stories set in the city.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peterson is a novelist working out of Chicago. His work deals with estranged working-class outsiders who try to find their place in the world, but who often miss it. His work draws from his experience growing up in a working class suburb of Wheeling Illinois and working in factories, restaurants and construction. He currently works in publishing.

Published Works

  • Beautiful Piece, Northern Illinois University Press , 2009
  • Inside The Whale: A Novel in Verse, Wicker Park Press Ltd, 2011
  • Wanted: Elevator Man, Switchgrass Books, 2012
  • Gideon's Confession, Switchgrass Books, 2014
  • Twilight of the Idiots, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Beautiful Piece

ISBN: 0875806295
Release Date: 2009-10-01

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Inside The Whale: A Novel in Verse

ISBN: 1936679019
Release Date: 2011-11-21

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Wanted: Elevator Man

ISBN: 0875806775
Release Date: 2012-05-15

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Gideon's Confession

ISBN: 087580702X
Release Date: 2014-04-28

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Twilight of the Idiots

ISBN: 193998727X
Release Date: 2015-02-07

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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