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Ann Joslin Williams

Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 302C, Durham, NH 03824

Ann Joslin Williams is the author of The Woman in the Woods, a collection of linked stories that won the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, and the novel Down From Cascom Mountain (Bloomsbury), winner of the NH Writers' Project Literary Awards for Outstanding Book of Fiction, 2011. She earned her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories have appeared in The Sun, Arts and Letters, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, StoryQuarterly, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 625: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 807: Fiction: Form and Technique
  • ENGL 901: Advanced Writing of Fiction


  • M.A., University of New Hampshire
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Iowa
  • B.A., University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Fiction writing
  • Form and technique of fiction
  • Novella
  • Novels
  • Short story
  • Special studies in fiction

Selected Publications

  • Williams, A. J. (2011). Down from Cascom Mountain A Novel. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

  • Williams, A. J. (2007). The Woman in the Woods Linked Stories.