Peter Mountford is the author of two novels: A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, and The Dismal Science. The Dismal Science was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award in Fiction, and was named a New York Times Editor's Choice. A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award in fiction, and was a finalist in the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. In 2016, Peter received the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award for a fiction writer in Washington State. He is currently the events curator at Hugo House, Seattle's writing center, where he also teaches. He is also on faculty at the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, and at the University of Washington. Peter's short work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, Best New American Voices 2008, Conjunctions, Southern Review, Salon, Slate, and Boston Review, where he won second place in the 2007 contest judged by George Saunders. A fellow of Yaddo and Bread Loaf, Peter's work has been awarded grants from The Elizabeth George Foundation, the city of Seattle, 4Culture, and others.