Varieties of Disturbance

By Lydia Davis

Original and Current Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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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