Lowry Pei has taught Creative Writing at Harvard University and has written seven novels, the first of which, Family Resemblances, was published in 1986 by Random House (Vintage Contemporary, 1988). His short story, ‘Is This Love?’ appears in the HSE anthology Above Ground. Best American Short Stories 1984 included his short story “The Cold Room”, and The American Story: The Best of Story Quarterly reprinted his “Naked Women”. His literary criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review.
He teaches creative writing at Simmons College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Vaughn Sills, a photographer who also teaches at Simmons.