Janet Peery

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Birthday
18, 1948
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Kansas

About

An American fiction writer, she is best known for The River Beyond the World (novel) and What the Thunder Said (short stories). She published her work in The Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, and numerous other prominent literary journals.

Before Fame

In her younger years, she worked a series of odd jobs, including swimming instructor and waitress. She studied creative writing and speech pathology at Wichita State University.

Trivia

She won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1992.

Family Life

She and her five younger siblings grew up in Kansas and Wisconsin. She married Larry Peery.

Associated With

She and Francine Prose both received Guggenheim Fellowships.