May 3, 2018

William Wall

NYU Washington, DC, the Embassy of Ireland, and the EU Delegation European Month of Culture presented acclaimed author William Wall.  

William Wall is the 2017 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection, The Islands: Six Fictions, chosen by David Gates. He is the author of two additional short story collections; four novels, with two forthcoming in 2018 and 2019; and four poetry collections.

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.

John P. Waters

John P. Waters is Clinical Assistant Professor In Irish Studies at New York University in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will act as interlocutor for this dialogue with William Wall. 

The Islands: Six Fictions


In this collection of interconnected stories, the beautiful and ravaging forces of sea and land collide with the forces of human nature, through isolation and family, love and loss, madness and revelation. The stories follow the lives of two sisters and the people who come and go in their lives, much like the tides.

"The Islands: Six Fictions" book cover