WMU News

Fiction writer Peter Ho Davies presents reading

Sept. 21, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Award-winning fiction writer Peter Ho Davies will present a reading of his work Thursday, Oct. 5, at Western Michigan University.

Davies, who is on faculty at the University of Michigan, will read from his work at 8:30 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. A reception will follow in the Knauss Hall lobby, and his books will be available for sale by Athena Book Shop. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

The author of two collections of short stories, "The Ugliest House in the World" (1997) and "Equal Love" (1999), Davies' work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers Magazine, Granta, The Paris Review, Story and Ploughshares. A native of Britain, he has been awarded the John Llewelyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Prizes in the United Kingdom and the H.L. Davis Oregon Book Award in the United States. In addition, Davies' writing has been selected for "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards" and "Best American Short Stories," and he has been a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Davies, who previously taught at the University of Oregon, is a member of the faculty of the master's in fine arts program at the University of Michigan.

For more information, contact Julie Stotz-Ghosh at (616) 373-9212 or <x92stotz@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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