A conversation with Lydia Davis
This month I read Lydia Davis’s latest, Essays, before our arranged phone conversation. Davis’s writing voice is always articulate and persuasive, especially wh... Read more
Lydia Davis is the author of The End of the Story and multiple collections of short fiction, including Varieties of Disturbance and Can’t and Won’t. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship, and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award and won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013. Her new collection of literary essays will be published in Spring 2019.