Paige Williams is a staff writer at The New Yorker and an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. She won the National Magazine Award for feature writing in 2008 and was a finalist in 2011 and 2009 (shared). Her stories have been anthologized in five volumes of the Best American series, including The Best American Magazine Writing (2011, 2009) and The Best American Crime Writing (2006, 2003). In January 2010, on this website, she self-published “Finding Dolly Freed,” an independent experiment in crowd-funded longform narrative; the “Radiohead journalism” project, which encouraged voluntary reader support via PayPal, was an early exploration of a la carte online journalism that was covered by the Columbia Journalism Review, NPR’s “On the Media,” Mother Jones, Wired, and others. Williams has written for a range of publications, including Smithsonian, GQ, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and has taught longform narrative, investigative, news reporting, features writing, and literary criticism at universities including Harvard, M.I.T., New York University, the University of Pittsburgh, Emory, and the University of Mississippi, her alma mater. She has been a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Nevada Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism and was a 1996-97 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. From 2010 to 2014 she taught narrative nonfiction at the Nieman Foundation and edited Nieman Storyboard, the Nieman’s Foundation online magazine on storytelling. Her narrative nonfiction book The Dinosaur Artist, based on one of her New Yorker stories, will be published by Hachette in Fall 2016. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and, usually, a gigantic cup of coffee.