Zoey Leigh Peterson was born in England and lived all over the US in her youth including California, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Washington. She spent the 90’s touring and recording in the Philadelphia-based art-punk band Freemartin, before moving to Angola, and now lives in Vancouver, BC. She has worked as a sign language interpreter, house cleaner, filmmaker, book packer, book publisher, and anarcho-feminist community organizer.
Zoey’s story “Sleep World” appeared in the Journey Prize anthology, as well as in Best Canadian Stories in 2013 and won the Peter Hinchcliffe fiction award. Her story “Next Year, For Sure” was published in the Malahat Review, won the Far Horizons award for short fiction and was nominated for a National Magazine award. Her stories have also appeared in PRISM, Grain, Event and The Walrus.
Doubleday Canada, Spring 2017
Scribner US, Spring 2017.