Peter Obourn is a fiction writer whose short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in over twenty literary journals, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
He is a graduate of Willams College, where he majored in English Literature and studied creative writing, also a graduate of Cornell Law School, and he holds an MFA degree in creative writing from Lesley University.
A husband, father, and grandfather, he is former college basketball player, attorney, and founder and principal of a real estate development company.
His interests are community service, reading fiction (literary) and nonfiction (history, popular science, world affairs), opera, poetry and world travel. He plays golf, but not very well.
His genre is accessible literary fiction with a light touch, focusing on the vicissitudes of life, the hopes and dreams of ordinary people.
Writers he admires, among others, are Colm Tóibín, Elizabeth Strout, John McGahern, Ann Enright, William Trevor and Turgenev. Books that continue to inspire him are Olive Kitteridge, The Last Picture Show, Fathers And Sons and The Nice and the Good.
He has over 30 publishing credits, mostly in literary journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.