Lydia Davis

Finalist, 2007 National Book Awards

Lydia Davis’s story collections includeSamuel Johnson Is Indignant, a Village Voice favorite, and Almost No Memory, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. The acclaimed translator of the newSwann’s Way, by Marcel Proust, and recipient of a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship, Davis is on leave from SUNY Albany, where she is also a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute. Her latest collection of short stories, Varieties of Disturbance, was published as a paperback original by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.
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Varieties of Disturbance: Stories

Varieties of Disturbance: Stories by Lydia Davis book cover, 2007
ISBN 9780374281731 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis’s story collections includeSamuel Johnson Is Indignant, a Village Voice favorite, and Almost No Memory, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. The acclaimed translator of the newSwann’s Way, by Marcel Proust, and recipient of a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship, Davis is on leave from SUNY Albany, where she is also a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute. Her latest collection of short stories, Varieties of Disturbance, was published as a paperback original by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.

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