Visiting Writers Series to Feature
Peter Ho Davies on
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Posted January 13, 2003
HOLLAND -- The Hope College Visiting Writers
Series will feature Peter Ho Davies on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at
7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Peter Ho Davies is the author of several short
stories, and two collections including "Equal Love" and "The
Ugliest House in the World." His work has been anthologized
in "The Best American Short Stories," and Davies received
the O. Henry short story award in 1998, as well as
fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
His work has appeared in "The Atlantic,"
"Harpers," "Granta," "The Paris Review," "Ploughshares,"
"Story," The Washington Post," and "The Chicago Tribune,"
"The Ugliest House in the World" was awarded the
John Llewelyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Prizes in the UK as
well as the H.L. Davis Oregon Book Award in the United
"Equal Love" was a finalist for the 2000 "Los
Angeles Times" Book Prize and named a "New York Times"
Notable Book of the Year.
Born to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies grew up
in Britain before moving to the United States. In his
writing he explores his Welsh, Chinese, Malaysian (his
Chinese mother was raised in a Malaysian community), and
Davies holds bachelor's degrees in both physics
and English from the University of Manchester in England,
and an M.A. in creative writing from Boston University.
Davies now resides in Ann Arbor, where he teaches
in the English graduate program at the University of
Michigan. Previously, he taught at the University of Oregon
and at Emory University.
The Hope College Jazz Ensemble will perform prior
to the reading, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East
8th St. in downtown Holland.