“The startling brilliance of Ian Williams stems from his restlessness with form. His ceaseless creativity susses out the right patterning of story, the right vernacular nuance, the right diagram and deftly dropped reference—all in service of vividly illuminating the intermingled comedy and trauma of family.”
—David Chariandy, author of Brother
Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award, and the ReLit Award
[Williams] blends personal emotion with historical tension, tradition and modernity, ordinary and magical so seamlessly…. I’m so happy to find another shining star above Canada’s poetry horizon!
– Griffin Prize Judges’ Citation
Not Anyone’s Anything
Winner of the Danuta Gleed Award Literary Award
Not Anyone’s Anything discloses a radical new voice in Canadian fiction.
– Rhea Tregebov
You Know Who You Are
Shortlisted for the ReLit Award
If you’re asking who is Ian Williams, I can tell you […] that his work is inventive and clever. I can tell you that his obsession, as his title suggests, is, indeed, “you.”- Sima Rabinowitz, newpages.com