Lydia Davis has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon).Her story collection includes Varieties of Disturbance, a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the acclaimed translator of many avant-garde works of French Literature, including Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Davis is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among other honors. Davis teaches at SUNY Albany, where she is also a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.
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