The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities will host an event titled “A Conversation with Peter Ho Davies” Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.
The event will feature Davies, recipient of the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction, in conversation with CWRU faculty members Thrity Umrigar and Lisa Nielson.
His innovative novel, The Fortunes, examines the burdens, limitations and absurdities of Asian stereotypes. In four linked sections, The Fortunes explores the California Gold Rush, actress Anna May Wong, the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin by a disgruntled Detroit autoworker, and the contemporary adoption of a Chinese daughter by American parents.
Davies is a professor in the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.