Peter von Ziegesar
- Peter von Ziegesar published The Looking Glass Brother in 2014, a critically acclaimed memoir about himself and his schizophrenic, homeless stepbrother.
- His essays have appeared in online and print publications, from Huffington Post and Aeon to the New York Times Magazine and Outside.
- Von Ziegesar is a journalist who has interviewed many actors, directors, authors, and artists, including Robert Altman, Lou Reed, Annie Leibovitz, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Peter von Ziegesar is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children. He has contributed articles and essays to a wide range of publications, including the Huffington Post, Lapham’s Quarterly, Aeon, The Common, Biographile, Art in America, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and Outside.
He keeps a rooftop apiary at his home, and wrote an essay on the challenges and golden moments of keeping urban bees for Serious Eats.
He has interviewed a long list of directors, actors, authors, and artists, including Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet, Wayne Wang, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, Paul Auster, Annie Leibovitz, Harry Callahan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kiki Smith, Nan Goldin, Bill T. Jones, Kenny Scharf, and Ellsworth Kelly.
His critically praised memoir, The Looking Glass Brother (2014), which outlines the intersecting lives of himself, his homeless, schizophrenic stepbrother, and their father, was published in 2014.
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