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Lydia Davis

Acclaimed fiction writer and translator

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Lydia Davis Biography

Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories. In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation Genius awards. In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Daviss work for showing how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold a readers interest. . . . Davis grants readers a glimpse of lifes previously invisible details, revealing new sources of philosophical insights and beauty.

Daviss most recent collection, Varieties of Disturbance (May 2007), was featured on the front cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her Samuel Johnson Is Indignant (2001) was praised by Elle magazine for its Highly intelligent, wildly entertaining stories, bound by visionary, philosophical, comic prosepart Gertrude Stein, part Simone Weil, and pure Lydia Davis.

Davis is also a celebrated translator of French literature into English. The French government named her a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her fiction and her distinguished translations of works by Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve, Michel Butor and others.

Davis recently published a new translation (the first in more than 80 years) of Marcel Prousts masterpiece, Swann's Way (2003), the first volume of Prousts In Search of Lost Time. A story of childhood and sexual jealousy set in fin de siecle France, Swann's Way is widely regarded as one of the most important literary works of the 20th century.

The Sunday Telegraph (London) called the new translation "A triumph [that] will bring this inexhaustible artwork to new audiences throughout the English-speaking world." Writing for the Irish Times, Frank Wynne said, "What soars in this new version is the simplicity of language and fidelity to the cambers of Prousts prose Davis translation is magnificent, precise."

Daviss previous works include Almost No Memory (stories, 1997), The End of the Story (novel, 1995), Break It Down (stories, 1986), Story and Other Stories (1983), and The Thirteenth Woman (stories, 1976).

Davis first received serious critical attention for her collection of stories, Break It Down, which was selected as a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The books positive critical reception helped Davis win a prestigious Whiting Writers Award in 1988.

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Can't and Won't: Stories

Can't and Won't: Stories

Two American Scenes (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets)

Two American Scenes (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets)

The Cows (Quarternote Chapbook Series)

The Cows (Quarternote Chapbook Series)

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Break It Down: Stories

Break It Down: Stories

Varieties of Disturbance: Stories

Varieties of Disturbance: Stories

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    Speaking fees for Lydia Davis, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Lydia Davis charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lydia Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Lydia Davis Biography

Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories. In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation Genius awards. In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Daviss work for showing how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold a readers interest. . . . Davis grants readers a glimpse of lifes previously invisible details, revealing new sources of philosophical insights and beauty.

Daviss most recent collection, Varieties of Disturbance (May 2007), was featured on the front cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her Samuel Johnson Is Indignant (2001) was praised by Elle magazine for its Highly intelligent, wildly entertaining stories, bound by visionary, philosophical, comic prosepart Gertrude Stein, part Simone Weil, and pure Lydia Davis.

Davis is also a celebrated translator of French literature into English. The French government named her a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her fiction and her distinguished translations of works by Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve, Michel Butor and others.

Davis recently published a new translation (the first in more than 80 years) of Marcel Prousts masterpiece, Swann's Way (2003), the first volume of Prousts In Search of Lost Time. A story of childhood and sexual jealousy set in fin de siecle France, Swann's Way is widely regarded as one of the most important literary works of the 20th century.

The Sunday Telegraph (London) called the new translation "A triumph [that] will bring this inexhaustible artwork to new audiences throughout the English-speaking world." Writing for the Irish Times, Frank Wynne said, "What soars in this new version is the simplicity of language and fidelity to the cambers of Prousts prose Davis translation is magnificent, precise."

Daviss previous works include Almost No Memory (stories, 1997), The End of the Story (novel, 1995), Break It Down (stories, 1986), Story and Other Stories (1983), and The Thirteenth Woman (stories, 1976).

Davis first received serious critical attention for her collection of stories, Break It Down, which was selected as a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The books positive critical reception helped Davis win a prestigious Whiting Writers Award in 1988.

Lydia Davis Videos

  • Writers Read: Lydia Davis Master Class - YouTube
  • Lydia Davis: The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club - YouTube
  • 2013 Man Booker International Prize Readings: Lydia Davis ...

Lydia Davis Books

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  • How to book Lydia Davis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lydia Davis for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lydia Davis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lydia Davis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lydia Davis?

    Speaking fees for Lydia Davis, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Lydia Davis charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lydia Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lydia Davis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lydia Davis for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lydia Davis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lydia Davis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lydia Davis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lydia Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lydia Davis for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lydia Davis generally travels from Albany, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Doug Lansky, Linwood Barclay, Kevin Eastman, Neal Adams and Kevin Powers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lydia Davis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lydia Davis Speaker Videos

  • Writers Read: Lydia Davis Master Class - YouTube
    Lydia Davis: The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club - YouTube
  • 2013 Man Booker International Prize Readings: Lydia Davis ...
    Lydia Davis at the NYS Writers Institute in 2013 - YouTube
  • Lydia Davis on Madame Bovary, Nabokov's Marginalia, and ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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