Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven short-story collections, of which the most recent is Can’t and Won’t. She is also the translator, from the French, of more than thirty books, including masterworks by Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert. In honour of her literary achievements, she was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.