Peter Adam Salomon, 53, had a vast curiosity and zest for life. Passionate about the arts, especially theater, music, and literature, Peter graduated from Emory as the university’s first theater major. He was a prolific and award-winning author, being nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker award twice, and publishing many young adult horror novels, anthologies, and poetry collections. He founded National Dark Poetry Day and had a piece of his poetry performed by the BBC Radiophonic workshop. Peter was a well-respected member of the Horror Writers of America Community, and helped others develop their own writing gifts and projects.
Most of all, Peter was beloved. He brightened the lives of his family and friends and was a joy to be around. His last few years were his best, as he watched his sons become men, spent time with family and friends, and built a life with his much-loved partner Persephone. His legacy lives on with the many books he wrote and the love we have for him always in our hearts.
He is survived by his partner, Persephone Justice, his sons, Andre, Joshua and Adin, his parents, Claudia and Robert Salomon, his sister, Shayna Steinfeld and her husband Bruce and their sons, Justin, his fiancé, Diana Yusupov, Zachary and Dylan along with aunts, uncles and cousins.
To donate in Peter’s honor to Emory’s Friends of Theater organization, go to together.emory.edu/PeterSalomon.