Peter Ho Davies, Fiction

Peter Ho Davies

Bear River 2013

Peter Ho Davies is the author of the novel The Welsh Girl and the story collections The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love. His work has appeared in Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review,  among others, and his short fiction has been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards  and Best American Short Stories. In 2003 Granta magazine named him among its "Best of Young British Novelists," and he was a 2008 recipient of the Pen/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies now lives in the US, and teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Michigan.

Workshop: Writers Behaving Badly

Paradoxically, while there are many, often helpful "rules of thumb" for writing good fiction - show don't tell, write what you know, etc - writers, at heart, are rule breakers. In this class we'll talk about what we're not allowed to do in fiction...and then do it anyway. A workshop for those getting started, those starting anew, and those looking for a jump start.

Peter Ho Davies on the Web