Thursday, 10 December 2009

60 Second Interview with Peter Ho Davies

We're definitely working on pulling out the stops for you. The first of two interviews in the next issue of Words with JAM is with Peter Ho Davies ...

Born to Chinese/Welsh parents, Peter Ho Davies’ 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. In 2003, he was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists'.

His first novel, The Welsh Girl, published in 2007 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.

Peter Ho Davies lives in the United States and directs the MFA Programme in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.

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