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Peter Manseau

Lecturer in English
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 1996
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 2011

E-mail: pmanseau2@washcoll.edu
Phone: (800) 422-1782

Major Publications

  • Twenty Gods or None: The Making of a Nation from the Margins of Faith (under contract with Little, Brown & Co; anticipated publication: 2014).
  • Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead (Henry Holt, 2009). Also published in Italian and Spanish.
  • Believer, Beware: First Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith (co-editor with Jeff Sharlet; Beacon, 2009)
  • Songs for the Butcher's Daughter: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2008) Also published in Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
  • Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (co-author with Jeff Sharlet; Simon & Schuster, 2004)
  • Journalism published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and other national publications.

Awards And Honors

  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 2012
  • Finalist for Prix Medicis Etranger (awarded to best foreign novel published in France), 2011
  • Sophie Brody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Literature, 2009
  • Hadassah/Ribalow Prize for Fiction, 2009
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2008
  • Finalist for Mercantile Library First Novel of the Year, 2008