PEERY, Janet. American, b. 1948. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Short story writer and novelist. Worked as teacher at Sweet Briar College, Warren Wilson M.F.A. for Writers program, Cumberland Writers Conference, Old Dominion University M.F.A. program, Kansas Newman University, GLEN Workshop, Antioch University/LA, Rappahannock Fiction Writers Workshop. NEA Fellow, 1992; Guggenheim Fellow, 1998; Virginia Arts Commission Fellow. Publications: Alligator Dance (short stories), 1993; The River beyond the World (novel), 1996. Address: c/o Leigh Feldman, Darhansoff and Verrill Literary Agency, 236 W 26th St Ste 802, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A.