Carnegie Mellon University

Peter Mayshle

Peter Zaragoza Mayshle

Lecturer, Writing & Communication

  • Posner Hall 276
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Peter Zaragoza Mayshle received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his writing has been supported by a residency at Yaddo. His short stories have appeared in publications across the United States, the Philippines, Canada, and the U.K., including, most recently, in Flash Fiction International, published by W. W. Norton. A two-time finalist for the David T.K. Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia, he was born and raised in Manila, and now lives in Pittsburgh. He is a finalist for Farrar, Straus & Giroux's inaugural Writer's Fellowship 2022, for a novel-in-progress set in the first bloody six months of the Duterte presidency.


Rhetorics of space, public memory, ethnography, fiction writing