American author Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International Prize 2013
American author Lydia Davis has been announced the winner of Man Booker International Prize 2013. She was chosen winner out of ten shortlisted authors.
About Man Booker International Prize 2013
The prize, worth £60,000, recognizes an authors’s achievement in fiction. It is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is available in translation in the English language. The prize is sponsored by Man Group plc, which also sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Unlike the UK Man Booker Prize for Fiction, publishers cannot submit authors’ works for consideration. The Prize is significantly different in that it highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. The judges,who solely decide the winner, consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.
About Lydia Davis:
Davis lives in New York. She is a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany and has had seven collections of short stories published. She has also translated a number of French classics, including Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Proust’s Du Côté de Chez Swann. She has also written one novel, The End of the Story (1995).