Jenny D. Williams
Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, Jenny D. Williams’ debut novel, The Atlas of Forgotten Places (Thomas Dunne/St Martins) is a story of two women from different worlds, bound in a quest to save their loved ones.
"Gritty and intricately plotted, Williams’ debut novel...paints the contours of the real-life conflict admirably, making the thrilling disappearance story relatable with nuanced characterizations and a wealth of strong subplots concerning reclaiming love, protecting family, and guarding hope for a new future when the present seems to be teetering on disaster."-Publishers Weekly.
Jenny D. Williams, a recent transplant to Seattle, has lived in the U.S., Uganda and Germany and received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation to do research in the DR Congo for this novel. Her fiction, nonfiction, poetry and illustrations have appeared in The Sun, Ethical Traveler and elsewhere.