PETER HO DAVIES Biography - Writers


Biography » writers » peter ho davies


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 Programme       
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'.                           
His first novel, /The Welsh Girl/, set in a Welsh village during the           
second world war, was published in 2007.