A.B. Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D. Brown University
Peter Thompson is a Professor in the department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Classics, and has also taught literary translation and translation theory at the Madrid Summer Seminars (University of New Orleans). He writes frequently about the Negritude movement, and his related anthologies, Négritude et nouveaux mondes (new edition 2014) and Littérature moderne du monde francophone are widely used in schools and colleges.
Recent books include The Angle of Incidence and Shades (poetry), along with Hearing Your Story, A Passenger From The West, Exile and Helplessness (translations of Nabile Farès), The Gates of the Sun (translation of Nassira Azzouz), The Belly (translation of Tchicaya u Tam’si, Red Earth (translation of Véronique Tadjo).
Thompson was director of the Engaged Writers Series at University of New Orleans Press, and now edits Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation.