Naomi Williams’s first novel, LANDFALLS, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in August 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including One Story, A Public Space, Ninth Letter, and The Southern Review. Her work has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize and won once, and has also received honorable mention for Best American Short Stories. Naomi has an MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis. She lives in Northern California with her family.