William Morris lives in the Minneapolis suburbs with his wife and daughter.
His work that’s not focused on the Mormon literary market can be found at wmhenrymorris.com.
- The Darkest Abyss: Strange Mormon Stories (BCC Press)
- “The Ward Organist” (Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, first place in 2022 short fiction contest, forthcoming)
- When Home Isn’t Heaven on Earth in Mormon Literature (Irreantum 18.2; literary criticism)
- “The Darkest Abyss in America” (Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50.1, 2016 first place for short fiction)
- Irreantum 16.1 (editor, led the re-launch of the journal as an online publication)
- States of Deseret, editor (Peculiar Pages)
- Dark Watch and other Mormon-American stories (A Motley Vision)
- Monster & Mormons (co-editor, Peculiar Pages)
Other things to know about William:
His childhood was spent in Kanab, UT. He served an LDS mission to Romania. He did his general education at Diablo Valley Community College (where he met his lovely wife), earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley, and earned a master’s degree in comparative literature (English, German) and a certificate in teaching college composition from SF State.
Kafka, Bulgakov, Tolstoy, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joy Division/New Order, William Blake, and less specifically — kpop, post punk, the 19th century novel and novella, speculative fiction (esp. that with a more literary flavor), Mormon literature (naturally), food writing, social media, the development of national/ethnic literatures, discourse analysis, Tottenham Hotspur, the NBA, design (especially typography and logos), illustration, sitcoms, parabolic literature, narrative theory, book marketing/publishing and Mormon folk culture.