Biography of Peter Schilling Jr.
Author photo courtesy of Mike Haeg.
Peter Schilling has been a sportswriter, film critic, and freelance writer for over seven years, in addition to writing novels, graphic novels, plays and screenplays.
Schilling has interviewed such diverse filmmakers as Marjane Satrapi, Richard Linklater, and Amir Bar-Lev; covered baseball, basketball, football, and hockey; and written about subjects as diverse as abstract sculpture, the mayor of the world’s smallest town, and the quietest spot on earth. He also spent two weeks in Saudi Arabia, and declined a request to witness a beheading.
Schilling grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Literature. Since then, he has done extensive research for two novels, with a specific emphasis on the Negro Leagues and the homefront during World War II.
He is a board member with Take-Up Productions, a repertory cinema organization in the Twin Cities, and is one of the few people who can run a 1940s Century 35mm film projector.
Schilling is in the process of publishing a graphic novel, and is the author of the forthcoming Carl Barks’ Duck (Uncivilized Books) and Mark Twain’s Mississippi River (Voyageur Press). He currently resides in St. Louis Park, MN.
The End of Baseball by Peter Schilling Jr. is now available in paperback from publisher Ivan R. Dee.