Pete Duval

Pete Duval lives in Philadelphia and teaches writing at West Chester University and in Spalding University’s Brief-Residency MFA program. His story collection Rear View (Houghton Mifflin: Mariner) won the Bakeless Prize, the Connecticut Book Award for fiction, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in, among other places, Alaska Quarterly Review, Appalachian Heritage, Letters (a literary journal of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music), The Massachusetts Review, and Witness. In both his writing and his photography, Duval believes that, as Joseph Conrad said, the duty of art is to “render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect.”