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John Williams


Books Editor, The Washington Post

John Williams oversees books coverage for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2022, he spent 11 years on the books desk of the New York Times, where he edited the paper’s staff book critics and frequently wrote literary reviews and features. Before that, Williams spent six years in the editorial department of HarperCollins Publishers and then worked as a freelance writer and editor. He founded the literary website the Second Pass, which featured reviews of new books alongside essays about older and more obscure ones.