(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Short story writer Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize as well as a host of other awards, will read from her works of fiction in Griffin Hall, Room 3, at Williams College tonight (Wednesday, February 18, 2015) at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public.
Lyda Davis is an American writer noted for her short short stories. She has published six collections, including “The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories” (1976) and “Break It Down” (1986), a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.
Her most recent collection, “Varieties of Disturbance,” was published in 2007 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2009, “The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis” was published, containing all of her work up to 2008.
Davis has also produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust’s “Swann’s Way” and Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.”
Davis has received multiple fellowships and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. She was a Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University in 2012. Currently, she is a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, SUNY.