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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joseph G. Peterson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT 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.

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