Next Letter in the Mail: Naomi J. Williams

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Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Naomi J. Williams! Naomi writes to us about all the Naomis she has been confused with through her life, and wonders whether you’ve been mistaken for someone else, too.

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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-StoryA 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. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Djerassi, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. 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.