Willa C. Richards

Willa C. Richards

Willa C. Richards is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was awarded the Sheila Roberts Prize for best short story twice, the Thomas J. Bontly Faculty Fiction Award and the Academy of American Poets Edward Ryan Prize. Her first story, ‘Failure to Thrive', was published by The Paris Review last autumn. The Comfort of Monsters is her debut novel.