Lydia Davis is a writer known for the brevity and humor of her stories. She is also an acclaimed translator of French literary classics. Soul of wit.
"You ask me about Edith Wharton. Well, the name is very familiar."
— Lydia Davis, Losing Memory
ARTICLES FEATURING LYDIA
The Book Gets Fatter: Lydia Davis's "Can't and Won't"
If the sentences in that paragraph have the austerity of a textbook — no proper nouns, few concrete details, indeed nothing that typically signals creative writing — you might suspect those sentences were written by Lydia Davis....
Patience and Virtue: An Interview with Lydia Davis
I like the book to exist in a sort of middle space, kind of floating....
The Cows: A Rumination
The Cows seems particularly playful, gentle. Her consciousness here bristles, stirs, even strains, but it rarely furrows or breaks....