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Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis
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Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance: Stories was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award of Merit Medal, and was named a Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Marcel Proust. Lydia Davis is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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Lydia Davis at the FSG Reading Series

Award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis debuts a few short works at the FSG Reading Series Russian Samovar in New York. Here, she turns a series of mistakes about her name, career, and accomplishments into a short work that, due to its own logic, can never be finished.

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Can't and Won't
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Can't and Won't

Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

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Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of...

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction"...

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Break It Down
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Break It Down

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Lydia Davis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully display what have become Lydia Davis's trademarks—dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose...

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Varieties of Disturbance
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Varieties of Disturbance

Lydia Davis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Lydia Davis has been called "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon), an innovator who...

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The End of the Story
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The End of the Story

Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

Mislabeled boxes, problems with visiting nurses, confusing notes, an outing to the county fair--such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of the Story as she attempts...

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Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
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Samuel Johnson Is Indignant

Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which...

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Almost No Memory
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Almost No Memory

Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis's inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory. In each of these stories,...

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