Peter Coviello is Professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he specializes in American literature and queer studies. He is the author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature
(Minnesota 2005), Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America
(NYU 2013) – a finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies – and, most recently, Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs
(Penguin Books 2018). His next book, Make Yourselves Gods: The Unfinished Business of American Secularism – A Mormon Story
, is expected from the University of Chicago Press in 2019.