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Eley Williams



ELEY WILLIAMS is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of Attrib. and Other Stories and The Liar's Dictionary. Her work has appeared in The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story, Liberating the Canon, The Times Literary Supplement, and London Review of Books. She lives in London. ...more

Average rating: 3.45 · 10,684 ratings · 2,091 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Liar's Dictionary

3.38 avg rating — 8,880 ratings — published 2020 — 23 editions
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Attrib. and other stories

3.77 avg rating — 1,266 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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The Snow Ball: The Dazzling...

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Outsiders

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On Anxiety

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Best British Short Stories ...

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An Unreliable Guide to London

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Frit

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When I Find I Cannot Kiss Y...

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The BBC National Short Stor...

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“I always disliked the expression sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. It is one of the least useful ways of understanding one another, or how words work.”
Eley Williams, The Liar's Dictionary

“The thought became clear and clean: it would take just some small strokes of pen to transfer these doodled drafts onto the official blue index cards and he could pepper the dictionary with false entries. Thousands of them—cuckoos-in-the-nest, changeling words, easily overlooked mistakes. He could define parts of the world that only he could see or for which he felt responsible.”
Eley Williams, The Liar's Dictionary

“Too precise a meaning erases the mystery of your literature.”
Eley Williams, The Liar's Dictionary

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