Lydia Davis is the author of The End of the Story: A Novel and several 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.Share This
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May 21, 2021
Join Man Booker International Prize-winning author Lydia Davis for a virtual discussion of her latest collection of nonfiction, Essasy Two.
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A collection of essays on translation, foreign languages, Proust, and one French city, from the master short-fiction writer and acclaimed translator Lydia Davis
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