Joy Williams

Joy Williams is the author of four novels — the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. In addition to her latest short story collection, The Visiting Privilege, she has published three others, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her many honors are the Rea Award for the Short Story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and in Laramie, Wyoming.


ARTICLES FEATURING JOY

Postcards from the Threshold

Joy Williams's stories, especially when read collectively, challenge the plausible and demand a reader's participation, a leap of faith....

Postcards from the Threshold


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