Lydia Davis is “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon) and recipient of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, given every two years to an author of any nationality to recognize an outstanding body of work in English or English translation. Davis is the author of five short story collections including, most recently, The Collected Stories (2009). She's also a leading translator of French literary fiction by Proust and Flaubert.
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