WILLIAMS, Joy. American, b. 1944. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Travel/Exploration, Essays. Career: U.S. Navy, Mate Marine Laboratory, Siesta Key, Florida, researcher and data analyst, 1967-69; visiting instructor, University of Houston, 1982, University of Florida, 1983, University of California, Irvine, 1984, University of Iowa, 1984, University of Arizona, 1987-92, and University of Montana, 2000; visiting instructor, Washington University, 2004; National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1973, 1978; Guggenheim fellowship, 1974. Publications: State of Grace, 1973; The Changling, 1978; Taking Care (short stories), 1982; The Florida Keyes: A History and Guide, 1986, 1990; Breaking and Entering (novel), 1988; Escapes, 1990; The Quick and the Dead, 2000; Ill Nature (essays), 2001.