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Diane Williams is an American author, primarily of short stories. She lives in New York City and edits the literary annual NOON.

She is the author of six books, including her selected stories published by Dalkey Archive Press in 1998. Her most recent book, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature, was released in 2007 by Fiction Collective Two. Dalkey also published ROMANCER ERECTOR, "Crafty, screwball, profound describes Diane Williams's ROMANCER ERECTOR, a trio of novellas and dozens of short stories featuring playful titles like 'I Freshly Fleshly', delivered with a brio reminiscent of Gertrude Stein."

Her books have been reviewed in many publications, including the New York Times Book Review ("An operation worthy of a master spy, a double agent in the house of fiction") and The Los Angeles Times ("One of America's most exciting violators of habit is [Diane] Williamsthe extremity that Williams depicts and the extremity of the depiction evoke something akin to the pity and fear that the great writers of antiquity considered central to literature. Her stories, by removing you from ordinary literary experience, place you more deeply in ordinary life. 'Isn't ordinary life strange?' they ask, and in so asking, they revivify and console.”)

Jonathan Franzen describes her as "one of the true living heroes of the American avant-garde. Her fiction makes very familiar things very, very weird." Ben Marcus suggested that her "outrageous and ferociously strange stories test the limits of behavior, of manners, of language, and mark Diane Williams as a startlingly original writer worthy of our closest attention."

Williams was the publisher and co-editor of StoryQuarterly from 1985 to 1997. She has been the publisher and founding editor of NOON since 2000. On October 30, 2009, The Times Literary Supplement reviewed NOON in its Learned Journals. Alison Kelly wrote, "[T]he best stories in NOON are, indeed, stunning, in the sense that they leave one conscious of powerful meanings not yet fully absorbed. . . . [T]he journal has proved its staying power and achieved a respected position. . . NOON has intellectual weight. Over the years it has investigated, and pushed the boundaries of, the means and processes of communication. . . . Williams's editorial vision ensures the intelligence and integrity of the journal as a whole."

Williams taught at Bard College, Syracuse University and The Center for Fiction in New York City.

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Total Books: 32
Fine Fine Fine Fine Fine
2016 - Fine Fine Fine Fine Fine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781940450841
ISBN-10: 1940450845
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell Myths Legends and Bald-Faced Lies
2014 - Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell Myths Legends and Bald-faced Lies [American Legends] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609499327
ISBN-10: 1609499328
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty
2012 - Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781938073038
ISBN-10: 1938073037
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Sleepingfish 8
2010 - Sleepingfish 8 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780979808098
ISBN-10: 097980809X
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It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature A Novella and Stories
The Storytelling Classroom Applications Across the Curriculum
2006 - The Storytelling Classroom Applications Across the Curriculum (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591583059
ISBN-10: 1591583055
Genre: Nonfiction
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Cardiff Architecture and Archaeology in the Medieval Diocese of Llandaff  Conference Transaction Series
2006 - Cardiff Architecture and Archaeology in the Medieval Diocese of Llandaff Conference Transaction Series [British Archaeological Association BAA] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781904350804
ISBN-10: 1904350801
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ABC's of Poetry
2003 - Abc's of Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780759691407
ISBN-10: 0759691401
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Self-Esteem Thematic Unit
1999 - Self-esteem Thematic Unit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557342690
ISBN-10: 1557342695
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Weather Thematic Unit
1999 - Weather Thematic Unit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557342737
ISBN-10: 1557342733
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Excitability Selected Stories 1986-1996
1998 - Excitability Selected Stories 1986-1996 [American Literature Dalkey Archive] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564781970
ISBN-10: 1564781976
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Stupefaction
1997 - The Stupefaction (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517193129
ISBN-10: 0517193124
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Stupefaction The  Stories and a novella
1996 - Stupefaction the Stories and a Novella (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679441861
ISBN-10: 0679441867
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My World Thematic Unit
1995 - My World Thematic Unit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557342522
ISBN-10: 1557342520
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sea Animals Thematic Unit
1995 - Sea Animals Thematic Unit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557342546
ISBN-10: 1557342547
Genre: Nonfiction
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This Is About the Body the Mind the Soul the World Time and Fate Stories
1990 - This Is About the Body the Mind the Soul the World Time and Fate Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802132390
ISBN-10: 0802132391
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Active Reader The Introductory Reading/Communication Text For Students Of Esl
Some Sexual Success Stories Plus Other Stories in Which God Might Choose to Appear
Demons and beasts in art
Demons and Beasts in Art [Fine art books for young people] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780822501657
ISBN-10: 0822501651
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Laura Letinsky
Laura Letinsky (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780941548489
ISBN-10: 0941548481
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Beaumaris Castle [Foreign Language Guides - French Edition] (Paperback)
Noon
Noon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780967621166
ISBN-10: 096762116X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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