Naomi J. Williams
Naomi J. Williams is the author of Landfalls, a fictionalized account of the ill-fated Lapérouse expedition, an 18th-century French voyage of exploration. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, A Public Space, Ninth Letter, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Born and partly raised in Japan, she was educated at Princeton, Stanford, and UC Davis. Today she lives in Sacramento and teaches with the low-res MFA program at Ashland University. She's hard at work on Akiko in Paris, a historical novel that re-imagines the 1912 Tokyo-to-Paris journey of Japanese poet and feminist Yosano Akiko.