Peter Ho Davies
is the author of the novel The Welsh Girl (2007) and the story
collections The Ugliest House in the World (1997) and Equal Love (2000).
His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly,
The Paris Review, The Guardian, Independent,
Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, among others.
His short fiction has been widely
anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry
Awards 1998 and Best American Short Stories 1995, 96 and 2001.
In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its twenty “Best of Young
British Novelists”. The Welsh Girl was ‘long-listed’ for the Man
Booker Prize 2007, and short-listed for The Galaxy British Book Awards
‘Richard and Judy’ Best Read in 2008.
Davies is a recipient of
fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for
the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown. He is a 2008 recipient of the
Born in Britain in 1966 to Welsh
and Chinese parents, Davies now makes his home in the US. He has taught
at the University of Oregon and Emory University and is now on the
faculty of the MFA
Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann
"A beautifully crafted, lyrical
Observer Books of the Year
"Davies's characters are
-- Los Angeles
Times Book Review