Ian Williams completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Toronto and works as an English professor. He has held fellowships or residencies from Vermont Studio Center, Cave Canem, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Palazzo Rinaldi in Italy.
Williams is the author of Personals, shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award; Not Anyone's Anything, winner of the 2011 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best first collection of short fiction in Canada; and You Know Who You Are, a finalist for the ReLit Prize for poetry.
He was named as one of ten Canadian writers to watch by the CBC.
You Know Who You Are (Wolsak and Wynn, 2010) Personals (Freehand Books, 2012)