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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry Science_Fiction

Born: 1935, in Chatham, New Jersey

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Williams lived in Elsah.

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Paul O. Williams was a science fiction writer and haiku poet. He was professor emeritus of English at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, he earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Williams was a former president of the Haiku Society of America and vice president of the Tanka Society of America. In 1989 he won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award.

In 1983 he won the John W. Campbell Award for best new Science Fiction author of the year.

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