Naomi J. Williams is the author of Landfalls (FSG 2015), long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Zoetrope: All-Story, A Public Space, One Story, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and one-time winner, Naomi has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis.
Naomi was born in Japan and spoke no English until she was six years old. Today she lives in Davis, California, where she teaches creative writing and serves as co-director of the literary series Stories on Stage Davis. She’s hard at work on new writing projects, including a novel about the early 20th-century Japanese poet Yosano Akiko.
Some interviews with Naomi:
- 3/23/16: “Introducing 2016 Debutante: Naomi Williams,” One Story
- 9/2/15: “‘Landfalls’ by Naomi J. Williams: Author Interview,” Paris (Im)perfect
- 8/19/15: “Always More Stories to Tell: Q&A with ‘Landfalls’ Author Naomi J. Williams,” ZYZZYVA