Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes (winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and the Chautauqua Prize) and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World(winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize) and Equal Love (A New York Times Notable Book). His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Guardian and Washington Post among others, and has been widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its Best of Young British Novelists. Davies is also a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he now makes his home in the US. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Emory University, and is currently on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted
, published in 2012, by W.W. Norton. She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness
and Waltzing the Cat
, the novel, Sight Hound
, and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me
, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories
, The O. Henry Awards
, The Pushcart Prize,
and Best American Short Stories of the Century.
She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards. She is professor of English at UC Davis, directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers and teaches in The Institute of American Indian Art’s Low-Rez MFA program and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world. She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
is the author of five novels, including “Damascus,” which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written “Fight Song” and “Some Things that Meant the World to Me,” one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as “Termite Parade,” an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times. His novel “All This Life” won the Northern California Book Award. His first book of nonfiction, a memoir called “Sirens,” was recently published.