John Edward Williams (August 29, 1922 – March 3, 1994) was an American author, editor, and professor. He was best known for his novels Butcher’s Crossing (1960), Stoner (1965), and Augustus (1972), which won a U.S. National Book Award.
Books in order of publication:
Nothing But the Night (1948)
Butcher’s Crossing (1960)
Augustus (1972) —shared the National Book Award
The Broken Landscape: Poems (1949)
The Necessary Lie (1965)
English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson (1963)