PAIGE WILLIAMS is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the MacDowell Colony’s 2015-16 John S. Carroll Fellow, a fellowship that honors the late Pulitzer-winning editor of the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun. Williams has taught narrative nonfiction and other courses at NYU, Emory, Harvard, MIT’s Knight Science Journalism program, and the University of Mississippi, her alma mater. A winner of the National Magazine Award for features writing, and a two-time finalist (one shared) in other categories, she has been anthologized in five Best American volumes, including The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Crime Writing.
Williams is the former editor of Nieman Storyboard, one of three publications of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She has been a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno. Before magazines, she worked as a reporting intern at the Washington Post and at the Clarion-Ledger, and as a staff writer at the Charlotte Observer, where her features and projects were annually honored by organizations including the North Carolina Press Association, the national Society for Features Journalism and the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism. Williams was a 1996-97 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her narrative nonfiction book “The Dinosaur Artist,” based on a New Yorker story, will be published by Hachette. You can follow her on Twitter at @williams_paige.