Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of 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 won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.
the beloved American author reflects on reading and writing in typically funny, incisive and tender style. * Stylist * The unclassifiable writer and translator's collected nonfiction shows us a brilliant mind at work. * The New Republic * a cornucopia of illuminating and timeless observations on literature, art, and the craft of writing. * Publisher's Weekly *