Please join the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series as we welcome our final guest writer of the season, Lydia Davis, this Thursday, April 7th @ 8:30 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Pitt’s Campus. Following the reading, there will be a book signing and a wine & cheese reception. Please plan to join us!
Lydia Davis was born in 1947 to a fiction writer and a book critic. In first grade she learned to read English. In second grade (in Austria) she learned to read German. Her books include a novel, The End of the Story (1995), four full-length story collections—Varieties of Disturbance (2007), Samuel Johnson Is Indignant(2002), Almost No Memory (1997), and Break It Down (1986)—and several small-press and limited-edition volumes.
Davis works as a translator of French literature and philosophy, and is well known for her translation of Proust’s Du côté de chez Swann, which earned her wide critical acclaim. Her other translations include books by Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve, and Michel Leiris.
For more information about Lydia Davis and her work, check out the current issue of Hot Metal Bridge magazine for an in depth intervie at the following address: http://hotmetalbridge.org/relative-dimensions/interview-with-lydia-davis/