Lydia Davis: “one of the most original minds in American fiction today”

Lydia Davis, one of the most accomplished writers of our time, presents Our Strangers: Stories (2023), her new collection addressing topics ranging from marriage to tiny insects.

The New Yorker called her “one of the most original minds in American fiction today,” and Jonathan Franzen said, “She is the shorter Proust among us. She has the sensitivity to track the stuff that is so evanescent it flies right by the rest of us.”

A former faculty member in the UAlbany English Department, Lydia Davis received the 2013 Man Booker International Prize for “continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.”

She has been decorated as both Chevalier and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and translation.

Lydia Davis in conversation (two events)
Tuesday, March 26
4:30 p.m.—Craft Talk / Q&A, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
7:30 p.m.— Conversation, Recital Hall, UAlbany Performing Arts Center
Both events on the UAlbany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222
Free and open to the public.
Books will be for sale and a signing will follow each event.

By request of the author, Our Strangers: Stories is available only at independent booksellers and libraries.



Mar 26 2024


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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