Thursday, April 21

Diane Williams

"The very short stories of Diane Williams have been aptly called 'folk tales that hammer like a nail gun,' and these forty new ones are sharper than ever. They are unsettling, yes, frequently revelatory, and more often than not downright funny. Not a single moment here is what you might expect. While there is immense pleasure to be found in Williams’s spot-on observations about how we behave in our highest and lowest moments, the heart of the drama beats in the language of American short fiction’s grand master, whose originality, precision, and power bring the familiar into startling and enchanted relief. ..."
The McSweeney's Store
LA Times - “Beauty, Love and Vanity Itself”: An Interview with Diane Williams
Harpers ($)
Diane Williams: Avant-Garde Master of Miniature Fiction
P&W Magazine (Video)
Diane Williams: Two Stories and an Interview