Peter Selgin is the author of Drowning Lessons, winner of the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. He has written two novels, three books on the craft of writing, two essay collections, plays, and children’s books. Confessions of a Left-Handed Man, his memoir-in-essays, was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize. His memoir, The Inventors, won the 2017 Housatonic Book Award. His novel, Duplicity, won the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Award, the 2021 National Indie Excellence Award, and was a finalist for both the Bridge Book Award and the Foreword Indie Award. His work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing. His illustrations and paintings have been featured in The New Yorker, Forbes, Gourmet, Outside, Boston Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he is also nonfiction editor and art director of Arts & Letters, the international journal of poetry and prose.