Peter Cameron was born in New Jersey in 1959 and grew up there and in London, England. He graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in English Literature.
He is the author of One Way or Another, a collection of stories awarded a special citation by the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Book of Fiction. In 1988 Cameron was hired by Adam Moss to write a serial novel for the just-launched magazine 7 Days. This serial, which was written and published a chapter a week, became Leap Year, a comic novel of life and love in New York City in the twilight of the 1980s. He is the author of the novels The Weekend, Andorra, The City of Your Final Destination, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, and Coral Glynn.
Cameron serves on the boards of The MacDowell Colony and The Corporation of Yaddo. He has taught at Yale University, The New School, Sarah Lawrence, Oberlin, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts.