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Peter Gadol
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Liberal Arts and Sciences

B.A. Harvard College


Peter Gadol is the author of seven novels, including The Stranger Game, Silver Lake, Light at Dusk, and The Long Rain. Silver Lake is currently in development as a television series by A24 and FX, as is The Long Rain at MGM. Gadol's work has been translated into several languages and has appeared in Story, Tin House, Bloom, StoryQuarterly, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. After teaching writing at CalArts for nine years, he joined the Otis College faculty in 2005 and served as Chair of MFA Writing from 2015-2021.



  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, 2014
  • Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Erik A. Takulan Memorial Endowed Fellowship, Spring 2013
  • Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, finalist for the 2009 T. Jefferson Parker Award (for Silver Lake)
  • Lambda Literary Award, finalist for 2009 Best Gay Fiction (for Silver Lake)
  • Yaddo, residency in Summer 2010
  • PEN Center USA Award, 1998 finalist for Best Fiction (for The Long Rain)

[ Novels ]
The Stranger Game, Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins, 2018, Bulgaria: Millenium, 2019
Silver Lake, Tyrus Books/Simon and Schuster, 2009, Television development: A24 and FX
Light at Dusk, Picador USA, 2000, UK: Marion Boyars, 2001, Germany: Goldmann/Bertelsmann, 2001 
The Long Rain, Picador USA, 1997, UK: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998; Orion, 1999, Holland: Bruna, 1998, Germany: Goldmann, 1999, Japan: Hayakawa, 1999, Television development: MGM Studios
Closer to the Sun, Picador USA, 1996 
The Mystery Roast, Crown, 1993; paperback: Picador USA, 1997, Germany: Goldmann, 1999 
Coyote, Crown, 1990, Italy: Mondadori, 1991 

[ Short Fiction  ]
“Friend Request,” StoryQuarterly, Winter 2016 
"Life After Art,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Winter 2016 
"The Monogamist,” Bloom, Winter 2016 
“Death in Venice,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Winter 2015 
“Sokolniki Park,” New Review of Literature, Spring 2007   
“American Modern,” Black Clock, Spring 2006 
“Modernhaus Projekt-H, 1933 (unbuilt),” Black Clock, Spring 2004 
“Line Up,” Tin House, Fall 2001 
“Jack Just Needs His Food Cut Up,” Story, Spring 1998