Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Peter Ho Davies now makes his home in the Ann Arbor, and is currently on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. Prior to his position at UM, he taught at the University of Oregon, Emory University, and Northwestern University.
As well as authoring three titles – the novel The Welsh Girl and the story collections The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love – Davies’ work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Independent, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, among others.
Davies’ short fiction has been widely anthologized, and been selected for a number of prizes; most recently, Granta magazine included him among its twenty “Best of Young British Novelists” in 2003. His title 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.