Willie Davis's fiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Kenyon Review, At Length, and The Berkeley Fiction Review among several other places. He is the winner of the Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize (judged by Zadie Smith) and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize (judged by Amy Hempel). He received a scholarship from The Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a Fellowship from The Kentucky Arts Council.
A native of Whitesburg, Kentucky, Willie earned graduate degrees in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University and The University of Maryland. He worked as a reader for a small literary agency, an assistant for The Writers Center, as well as a brief, torturous stint as the chapter coordinator of the DC Writers Union.
He has taught English and Creative Writing at The University of Maryland, Kentucky State University, Georgetown College, and The Carnegie Center.
His debut novel, Nightwolf, published by 7.13 Books, is available July 31, 2018.