The Writers House will continue its 2017-2018 Writers in Camden series on Wednesday, November 8th, with readings by Peter Ho Davies and Okey Ndibe.
Peter Ho Davies
is the author of two novels, The Fortunes
(winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and the Chautauqua Prize) and The Welsh Girl
(long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World
(PEN/Macmillian Award winner) and Equal Love (a New York Times
Notable Book of the Year)
. His work has appeared in Harpers
, The Atlantic
, and The Paris Review,
and 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. Davies
is also a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, he now makes his home in the US, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.
Nigerian-born Okey Ndibe
is a novelist, memoirist, political commentator, and essayist. He is the author of Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American
; and the novels Arrows of Rain
and Foreign Gods, Inc.
His award winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, BBC online, Al Jazeera online, Financial Times, Fabian Society Journal, and the (Nigerian) Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears. Ndibe first came to the US to be the founding editor of African Commentary, a US-based international magazine published by the late great novelist Chinua Achebe.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery. This event is free and open to the public; registration is encouraged.
The Writers in Camden series is sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the National Endowment for the Arts.