Lydia Davis

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Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis at Kelly Writers House in 2017
Lydia Davis at Kelly Writers House in 2017
Born (1947-07-15) July 15, 1947 (age 74)
Northampton, Massachusetts, US
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBarnard College
Period1976–present
GenreShort story, novel, essay
SpousesPaul Auster (1974–1977; divorced)
Alan Cote
Children2
RelativesRobert Gorham Davis (father)
Hope Hale Davis (mother)

Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator. She is known fro writing very short stories, usually 30 minute long stories.[1][2][3] She has also translated many famous French writings into English such as Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

References[change | change source]

  1. Crum, Maddie (Jun 13, 2014). "Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes". Retrieved Oct 21, 2019 – via Huff Post.
  2. Leslie, Nathan. "That 'V' Word.". Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Ed. Masih, Tara L. Brookline, MA, USA: Rose Metal Press, 2009, 8-9; 11-14.
  3. LaPointe, Michael. "The Book Gets Fatter: Lydia Davis's "Can't and Won't"". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved Oct 21, 2019.