Peter Ho Davies to judge Sycamore Review’s 2010 Wabash Prize for Fiction

BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief

davies1Sycamore Review is excited to announce that novelist and short story writer Peter Ho Davies will be judging the 2010 Wabash Prize for Fiction.

Davies is the author of the novel,The Welsh Girl (2007) and two short 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, among others. 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. He has received 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, which was recently ranked in the nation by Poets & Writers.

First prize for the contest will be $1000 and publication in Summer/Fall 2010 issue. Honorable mention entries will also be published in the same issue. The deadline is March 1 March 8, 2010. See contest guidelines for details.