Peter Trachtenberg is the author of the memoir “7
Tattoos,” “The Book of Calamities: Five Questions
about Suffering and Its Meaning,” and “Another Insane Devotion.”
Peter Trachtenberg is the author of the memoir 7 Tattoos, The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning (Little Brown, August 2008), and Another Insane Devotion (Da Capo, October 2012), a book about the search for a missing cat that’s also an encoded exploration of love and marriage. His essays, journalism, and short fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, BOMB, TriQuarterly, O, The New York Times Travel Magazine, and A Public Space. His commentaries have been broadcast on NPR’S All Things Considered. He’s the recipient of a NYFA artist’s fellowship, the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a Whiting Writers Fellowship, a 2010 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and a 2012 residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.
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