Peter Donahue is the author of the novels Clara and Merritt (Wordcraft of Oregon 2010) and Madison House (Hawthorne Books 2005), and the short story collection The Cornelius Arms (Missing Spoke Press 2000). He is co-editor, with John Trombold, of the anthologies Reading Seattle: The City in Prose (2004) and Reading Portland: The City in Prose (2007), and his Retrospective Review column on vintage Northwest literature appears in each issue of Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History, published by the Washington State Historical Society. His short stories and critical articles on American literature have appeared in numerous literary journals and scholarly periodicals.
Mr. Donahue received a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from Virginia Tech, and a PhD from Oklahoma State University. He has taught English at Sam Houston State University and Birmingham-Southern College, and since Fall 2010 he has been an English Instructor at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak in Washington State.