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Prize-winning author gives book reading

Prize-winning author Peter Ho Davies will read from his work April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. The event, sponsored by the department of English and the Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Peter Ho Davies is the author of 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 Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. His short fiction is included in several anthologies and was selected for the O. Henry Awards in 1998 and Best American Short Stories in 1995, 1996 and 2001. Granta magazine recently named him among its 20 best young British novelists.

Davies’s short story collection, The Ugliest House in the World, received the John Llewelyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan prizes in the United Kingdom as well as the H.L. Davis Oregon Book Award in the U.S. Equal Love, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, was a finalist for the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2001 Asian American Literary Award.

Davies is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Emory University and currently directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing at the University of Michigan.