Philip Lee Williams is a name many of you will recognize as the Georgia Author of the Year, as he has already received the honor four times. Williams is the author of eighteen books, including twelve novels, four works of non-fiction, and two volumes of poetry. His books have been published by such presses as W. W. Norton, Random House, Grove Press, Ballantine, Dell, Viking/Penguin, and Mercer University Press, as well a number of smaller presses.
His latest novel, Emerson’s Brother, was published in 2012 by Mercer University Press. His most recent book of poetry, The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram, is also from Mercer and published in 2010. His memoir, It Is Written: My Life in Letters, was published in October 2014 and is a nominee in this year’s Memoir/Autobiography category. We took a few moments to ask Mr. Williams about his process and his success as a writer. Continue reading