Peter Ho Davies Biography
Peter Ho Davies was born in 1966 to Welsh and Chinese parents. He has degrees
in Physics and English, and was awarded an MA in Creative Writing from Boston
University. He has worked in Malaysia, Singapore, and the USA, and was also, for
a time, UK business manager for Varsity.
His work has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers, and his short
fiction is widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O.
Henry Awards 1998 and Best American Short Stories 1995, 1996 and 2001. His own
first published collection of short stories was The Ugliest House in the World
(1998), which contains tales set in Malaysia, South Africa and Patagonia. This
collection won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award and the Mail on Sunday/John
Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His second collection, Equal Love, was published in 2000.
Peter Ho Davies lives in the United States and directs the MFA Program in
Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of fellowships
from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown. In 2003, he was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of
Young British Novelists'.
Davies is married and has one son.
This biography was last updated on 07/08/2011.
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