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Lara Williams

Biography

Lara Williams

Lara Williams is a writer based in Manchester, England. Her writing has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent, Vice, the Times Literary Supplement, McSweeney’s and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and will be featured in BEST BRITISH SHORT STORIES 2017. She writes and teaches Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. A SELFIE AS BIG AS THE RITZ is her debut.

Lara Williams

Books by Lara Williams

by Lara Williams - Fiction, Short Stories

The women in Lara Williams’ debut story collection navigate the tumultuous interval between early 20s and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In “One of Those Life Things,” a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend’s abortion. In “Penguins,” a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend’s bizarre sexual fantasy. As Williams’ characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on.