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The Furnace

Lydia Davis

‘My father has trouble with his hearing and does not like to talk on the phone, so I talk on the phone mainly to my mother’.

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is the author of seven collections of stories, one novel and two books of non-fiction, Essays One and Essays Two. She is also the translator of a number of works from French and other languages, including Proust’s Swann’s Way and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. A new collection of short fiction, Our Strangers, will be appearing this autumn from Bookshop Editions and Canongate. 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.

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