Katie Williams

Assistant Professor

Katie Williams previously taught writing at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She has authored numerous short stories and three novels. Her book Tell the Machine Goodnight has been selected as The New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018, and was a finalist in fiction for the Kirkus Prize. It has been translated into Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish, among others. Her work has appeared in a wide assortment of publications, including The Atlantic, Best American Fantasy, American Short Fiction, Prairie Schooner, and Subtropics. She has been a recipient of the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and James A. Michener Fiction fellowships.


  • Writing Literature & Publishing
    Since 2019


B.A., University of Michigan
M.F.A., The University of Texas