Paige Williams is a staff writer at The New Yorker. A National Magazine Award winner for feature writing, she has had her journalism anthologized in various volumes of the Best American series, including The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. The New York Times named her book "The Dinosaur Artist" one of the hundred Notable Books of 2018. She is the Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and has taught at universities including the University of Mississippi, NYU, the University of Missouri, and, at M.I.T., in the Knight Science Journalism program. A Mississippi native, Williams has been a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. At The New Yorker, she has written about suburban politics in Detroit, the death penalty in Alabama, paleoanthropology in South Africa, the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the theft of cultural palimony from the Tlingit peoples of Alaska.