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Ian Williams


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  • Ian William’s novel Reproduction won the 2019 Giller Prize and is being published in the US by Europa Editions (Spring 2020).
  • Ian Williams’ previous poetry collection, Personals, was shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize.
  • Poetry collections that explore race and identity (i.e., American Sonnets For My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes) are very popular.


Ian Williams:

Ian Williams is the author of the Giller Prize–winning novel Reproduction. His last poetry collection Personals was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award. His short story collection, Not Anyone’s Anything, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best first collection of short fiction in Canada. His first book, You Know Who You Are, was a finalist for the ReLit Poetry Prize.

Williams holds a Ph.D. in English at the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor of poetry in the Creative Writing program at the University of British Columbia. He was the 2014-2015 Canadian Writer-in-Residence for the University of Calgary’s Distinguished Writers Program. Ian Williams currently resides in Vancouver, BC.