Books

 

Publications

Non-Fiction:

Into The Badlands (Paladin, 1991). Translated into French, Spanish.

Bloody Valentine (HarperCollins, 1994).

Back To The Badlands (Serpent’s Tail 2006)

Michael X: A Life in Black & White (Century 2008)

Miss Shirley Bassey (Quercus 2010)

America’s Mistress: The Life & Times of Eartha Kitt (Quercus 2013)

Fiction:

Faithless (Serpent’s Tail 1997). Translated into French, Russian.

In his off-beat narrative drive, Williams catches the spirit of the times: The Boston Review

Five Pubs, Two Bars And A Nightclub (Bloomsbury 1999). Translated into French, German, Croatian, Portuguese, Czech.

‘Brilliant… has all the right ingredients and rings true with every twist and turn.’ The Independent

Cardiff Dead (Bloomsbury 2000). Translated into French, German, Danish, Croatian, Portuguese, Italian.

‘Cardiff has never been so vibrant as in Williams’ seductive and strangely moving novel.’ The Sunday Times

The Prince of Wales (Bloomsbury 2003). Translated into French, Croatian, Italian.

‘Williams has an extraordinary imaginative grasp of under-represented minorities – Bobby Ranger remains the only black lesbian pimp I have come across in fiction. But ultimately it’s a sad farewell to a city that is growing slicker by the month.’ The Guardian

Temperance Town (Bloomsbury 2004). Translated into French

‘Williams triptych is moody with attitude… a compelling glimpse of regenerating Cardiff, where chapels are turned into dodgy nightclubs.’ The Guardian.

Also dozens of short stories in anthologies and magazines.

As Editor

Wales Half Welsh (Bloomsbury 2004):  an anthology of new Welsh short stories

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