Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

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Essays Two was the most recently released book by Lydia Davis, on November 2nd, 2021.

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Below is a complete list of Lydia Davis books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories
1976
2
Story, and Other Stories
1983
3
Break It Down
1986
4
Almost No Memory
1997
5
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
2001
6
Varieties of Disturbance
2007
7
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
2009
8
Contos Completos
2010
9
The Cows
2011
10
Can't and Won't
2014

List of Cahier Books in Publication Order

List of New Directions Poetry Pamphlet Books in Publication Order (with Anne Carson)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Two American Scenes
2013
2
Fullblood Arabian (With: C.J. Collins, Osama Alomar)
Fullblood Arabian (With: C.J. Collins, Osama Alomar)
2014
3
The Albertine Workout ( By: Anne Carson)
The Albertine Workout ( By: Anne Carson)
2014
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List of Lydia Davis Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Ex-Files
2000
2
A Convergence of Birds
2001
3
110 Stories
2004
4
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories
2004
5
The Proust Project
2004
6
Food and Booze
2006
7
Granta 115: The F Word
2011
8
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
2012
9
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
2012
10
Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times In Today's New York
2014
11
Life Is Short – Art Is Shorter: In Praise of Brevity
2015
12
Freeman's: Arrival
2015
13
Ploughshares Summer 2016 Guest-Edited by Claire Messud & James Wood
2016
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Lydia Davis: Biography

Lydia Davis was born on July 15th, 1947 and is currently 76 years old. Lydia Davis was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States.

Lydia Davis is the author of the Lydia Davis Collections series which currently consists of 10 novels. The Lydia Davis Collections series started in 1976 with the novel The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories. The most recently released novel in the Lydia Davis Collections series was Can't and Won't which was released in 2014. There are no upcoming novels for the Lydia Davis Collections series.

Lydia Davis has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 4 books including Letters to the Lady Upstairs / Letters to His Neighbor and Essays One: Reading and Writing.

Lydia was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003 for creating humorous and experimental prose that celebrates the complexity of life's most ordinary moments and the subtleties of clear, precise language.

Lydia Davis: Awards & Accolades

Lydia Davis has won multiple awards including: The Whiting Foundation Awards, Whiting Award for Fiction, in 1988 and the International Booker Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Fiction, in 2013.

Davis' book, Varieties of Disturbance was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 2007.

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  1. Kate Atkinson, author of the Jackson Brodie Series.
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  3. Colm Tóibín, author of the Eilis Lacey Series.
  4. Michael Chabon, author of the novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union.
  5. Lorrie Moore, author of the novel: A Gate at the Stairs.

Lydia Davis: F.A.Q

When was Lydia Davis Born? How old is Lydia Davis?

Lydia Davis was born on July 15th, 1947. Lydia Davis is currently 76 years old.

Where was Lydia Davis Born?

Lydia Davis was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States and is American.

What awards has Lydia Davis won?

Lydia Davis has won the following awards: Whiting Award for Fiction at the Whiting Foundation Awards (1988) and the Outstanding Achievement in Fiction at the International Booker Prize (2013).

What was the first book Lydia Davis wrote?

The first novel written by Lydia Davis was The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories, published in 1976.

What was the most recent book Lydia Davis wrote?

Her most recently released work was Essays Two on November 2nd, 2021.

Will there be any more books by Lydia Davis?

Lydia Davis does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Lydia Davis written?

Lydia Davis has written 20 books. 1 Standalone Novel, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 4 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 10 books in the Collections, 1 book in the Cahier Series, 2 books in the New Directions Poetry Pamphlet Series.

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