Varieties of Disturbance
By Lydia Davis
Original and Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Mischa Berlinski for Fieldwork
- Lydia Davis for Varieties of Disturbance
- Joshua Ferris for Then We Came to the End
- Jim Shepard for Like You’d Understand, Anyway
Fiction Winner That Year: Denis Johnson for Tree of Smoke
Fiction Judges That Year: Francine Prose, Andrew Sean Greer, Walter Kirn, David Means, Joy Williams
The Year in Literature:
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Davis is also a translator of French literary classics, such as Proust’s Swann’s Way and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.
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