Peter Pouncey was
born in Tsingtao, China of
English parents. At the end of
World War II, after several
dislocations and separations,
the family reassembled in
England, where he completed his
classical education at boarding
school and at Oxford University.
In 1964 he was offered a job for
one year as a classicist,
filling in for a professor on
sabbatical leave at Fordham
University, and has been in
America ever since - first at
Fordham and then at Columbia
University from 1967-1984 (he
was dean of the college during
much of the 70s)
specializing in classical
historiography; after which he spent a decade as
President of Amherst College.
He now lives with his wife in New York City and northern Connecticut, and divides his time between writing and teaching. Rules For Old Men Waiting, his first novel, took 20 years to write. Hopefully it won't be his last.
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