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Philip Lee Williams

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20151211

The author of 19 books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, Philip Lee Williams’ honors include the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association. In this interview at WUGA in Athens, Georgia, he talks about some of his most recent books and we discover how science, literature, music and visual art have helped shape his writing life. In this first half of a two part interview, he reads from his 2012 novel, Emerson’s Brother and his 2014 autobiography It is Written: My Life in LettersThe second half of this interview is available in our archives.

| Subject Matter: History, Family, Art, Music, Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Georgia Author of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association |

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