Phillip B. Williams is from Chicago, IL. He is the author of the books Mutiny (Penguin, 2021) and Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016). Phillip has received a 2017 Whiting Award, the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a 2017 Lambda Literary Award, and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award. Recent fellowships include a 2021 Literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and Radcliffe Research Institute fellowship from Harvard University. He currently teaches at Bennington College and is a member of the founding faculty for the Randolph College low-residency MFA program in creative writing.