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Lydia Davis

8 Writers on Facing the Blank Page

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Louisiana Channel

"It's like a slightly overweight, bald boss saying: 'Oy, get to work! You're supposed to be a writer, aren't you? You can't just sit around on your fa...

Colin Barrett's "Anhedonia, Here I Come"

Francis Levy | Posted 04.28.2017 | Home
Francis Levy

The brilliance of Colin Barrett's short story about a dyspeptic poet (who refers to his neighborhood as "a budget version of the afterlife," is descri...

A Few Good Writing Tips from Award Winner Lydia Davis

L.L. Barkat | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
L.L. Barkat

What to leave in, what to leave out. Writing is not just all we remember. It is choice.

Lydia Davis: All I Get Out of Three Cows

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"I have studied Zen buddhism quite a bit and I know about the ideal about being able to emptying ones mind and simply be without busy activity, so I suppose that I envy them a little bit that they have achieved that without even trying."

Lydia Davis: Reading 'Goodbye Louise'

Louisiana Channel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home
Louisiana Channel

"Linda, Lyidia, Lindon, Lyda..." The acclaimed American short story writer Lydia Davis reads an ongoing piece of writing -- 'a false autobiography' -- of mistakes made about her name and profession. It's funny!

See What This Popular Book Might've Looked Like

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home

Rejected Covers is an ongoing series for which artists reveal their inspirations and unused design ideas for popular titles. Below, former Faber & ...

American Short Story Author Wins Major Fiction Prize

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home

* Short story author wins Man Booker International Prize * Lydia Davis was inspired by Proust's monumental work (Adds winner's quot...

Book Cover Design: Where The Cover Of Your Favorite Novel Comes From

The Atlantic | CHARLOTTE STRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Every three months or so, we gather together. In our hands, launch meeting packets still hot off the copy machine. Our editor-in-chief sits at the hea...

Lydia Davis: Miniatures from a Mind on Fire (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Lydon

Theo Cote photoLydia Davis keeps popping up in conversation as a favorite writer of our favorite writers -- Rae Armantrout, the Pulitzer poet, among t...

The Guardian Picks The 5 Best Lines From The Year's Best Books

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"A precocious anarchist, at 13 Sherman told me he was going to strip naked, except for a skullcap and an attaché case, then stump into Grodzinski's, ...

Madame Bovary: The Exquisite Corpse

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Woodward

As I've been reading this new Davis translation of Madame Bovary, familiar feelings have come rushing back to me. I always hope things will turn out differently, and this translation is no exception.

Why Is Emma Bovary So Misunderstood?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The author of minimalist short stories, Davis would seem an unlikely match for Flaubert, with his love of metaphor and obsession with detail. In compa...

New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York Review Of Books Dan Chiasson The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 733 pp., $30.00 1. Lydia ...

New Yorker Writer James Wood's Best Books Of 2009

The New Yorker | James Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original writings. Though Davis is...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Book Review Round-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Your weekly book review round-up: The Wild Things, Dave Eggers The San Francisco Chronicle The reader knows from the picture book how the story will...