- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. I'm also working on two novels and a short story collection. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Saturday, January 01, 2005
Honored Guest by Joy Williams is a fascinating collection of stories. This is the first time I've read Ms. Williams, and in these stories I discovered fresh, imaginative, characters; plots that take the reader down one road only to make a sharp left or right to meander in a zany, unexpected direction; and all of the stories' unique quirks seem completely organic and logical.