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Lydia Davis Wins Booker Prize

May 22, 2013 | by


Credit Theo Cote

Hats off to our beloved contributor Lydia Davis, who was just awarded the Man Booker International Prize, Great Britain’s most prestigious prize for fiction. In the judges’ citation, Sir Christopher Ricks asked how best to describe Davis’s works: “Just how to categorise them? They have been called stories but could equally be miniatures, anecdotes, essays, jokes, parables, fables, texts, aphorisms or even apophthegms, prayers or simply observations.”

Click here to read some of Davis’s most recent fiction in The Paris Review—or click here to receive our next issue, with five of her newest stories (or miniatures, or anecdotes, or essays, or whatever you’d like to call them).




  1. ryan | May 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    “Just how to categorize them?….jokes…” seems about right.

  2. tom | May 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

    A bit eccentric, wouldn’t you say?

  3. Dayle Glassman | April 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    an exquisite first experience… __can’t and won’t__

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