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Peter Ho Davies


Peter Ho Davies is the author of five works of fiction, including the novels A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself, The Fortunes, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and the Chautauqua Prize, and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and The Welsh Girl, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and a London Times Best Seller.

He has also published two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World (winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Oregon Book Award) and Equal Love (finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book). His first book of non-fiction, The Art of Revision: The Last Word was published in 2021. Davies’ stories and essays have appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The New York Times, Washington Post and TLS among others, and has been widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards 1998 and Best American Short Stories 1995, 1996 & 2000.

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 and PEN/Macmillan Awards. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he has taught at the University of Oregon, Emory University, Northwestern University, and for the last twenty years in the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he is the Charles Baxter Distinguished Collegiate Professor.

Festival Years: 2024