American writer Lydia Davis.

Lydia Davis

Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1947, Lydia Davis published her first book, The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories, in 1976. She won acclaim for Break It Down in 1986, a collection of stories, some of which are no longer than a paragraph. She has translated from the French, among other works, Maurice Blanchot’s The Madness of the Day, Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, and most recently, Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

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