Lydia Davis

Five Short Stories

A Story of Stolen Salamis My son’s Italian landlord in Brooklyn kept a shed out back in which he cured and smoked salamis. One night, in the midst of a wave of... Read more
Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

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.