Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story
collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She
is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts
and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern
writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She won the Man Booker International
Prize in 2013.