joy williams

Joy Williams’ Second Novel, Forty Years Later

By Analeah Rosen on October 10, 2018

Joy Williams’ second novel, The Changeling, has been reissued to much acclaim by Tin House Books with a new introduction by Karen Russell. Upon its initial publication forty years ago, however, few but her devoted fans would have foreseen this 180-degree turn in critical reception. That’s because...

Joy Williams Papers Now Available For Research

By William Youngblood on September 4, 2018

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Joy Williams Papers are now available to researchers. The papers, bringing together five decades of materials, including manuscript drafts for Williams’ four novels, five story collections and unpublished wo...

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy — Tributes from Holmes Lounge and Olin Library

By William Youngblood on May 7, 2018

On April 6th Washington University in St. Louis hosted family, friends, colleagues, former students and fans of William H. Gass to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the esteemed author and Washington University philosophy professor. In both the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections ...

Highlighting Author Joy Williams

By Rose Miyatsu on March 30, 2018

To wrap up our celebration of Women’s History Month, we would like to spotlight the most recent writer to join the Washington University Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection: Joy Williams. Williams has been a frequent visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, and the University ...

Preview of the Joy Williams Papers

By ksinger on November 13, 2017

Please join us for a preview of the Joy Williams Papers, which were acquired this year by University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections with support from the Department of English. Correspondence, drafts, and photographs will be on view at this  informal, open house-style event.