Peter Cameron is a MacDowell Board member and a novelist and writer who is best known for his novels Andorra, The Weekend, The City of Your Final Destination, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, and Coral Glynn. He sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1983, and published 10 more stories in that magazine over the next few years. This exposure facilitated the publication of his first book, a collection of stories titled One Way or Another, published by Harper & Row in 1986. One Way or Another was awarded a special citation by the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Book of Fiction. In 1987 he taught writing at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and from 1990–1996 he taught in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts. From 1998 to 2005 he taught in Sarah Lawrence College’s M.F.A. program. He taught at Yale University in the fall of 2005. In March 2005, his first play, A Thing of the Past, was read at Lincoln Center Theater by a cast including Marian Seldes and Estelle Parsons.