Peter Ho Davies Reading and Craft Talk

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Ploughshares literary magazine is pleased to announce that Peter Ho Davies, author and guest editor of the Fall 2013 issue of Ploughshares, will give a craft talk and reading at Emerson College. This event is free and open to the public!

PHD for PWWHEN: October 10, 2013. Craft talk at 4:00 pm. Reading at 6:00 pm.

WHERE: The Charles Beard Room at 80 Boylston Street (The Little Building), Emerson College, Boston, MA.

The craft talk will take place at 4:00 pm and focus on strategies for structuring short story collections, followed by a reading at 6:00. He will be introduced at the 6:00 reading by Ploughshares board member Janet Silver. The reading will be followed by a book signing. Copies of Davies’ books and the Fall 2013 issue Ploughshares will be available for purchase. 

Peter Ho Davies is the author of the novel The Welsh Girl (2007) and the story collections The Ugliest House in the World (1997) and Equal Love (2000). His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Independent, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.

His short fiction has been widely anthologized, including selections for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards 1998 and Best American Short Stories 1995, 1996 and 2001. In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its twenty “Best of Young British Novelists”.  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.

Davies is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.  He is a 2008 recipient of the PEN/Malamud award.

Born in Britain in 1966 to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies now makes his home in the U.S.. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Emory University and is now on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.