N. D. Williams was born and educated in Guyana before moving to the United States. In 1992 he was awarded the Casa de las Americas Prize for writing. He is the author of "Prash and Ras," "The Silence of the Islands," and "The Crying of Rainbirds." His work has also been featured in "The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories." He lives in New York City.
Stands head and shoulders among its contemporaries, and . . . can certainly hold its place among good contemporary literature. D. Gokarran Sukhdeo, winner, 1998 Guyana Prize for Literature"