Lydia Davis wins the Man Booker International Prize 2013

Photograph: Rogan Coles/Getty

Photograph: Rogan Coles/Getty

Lydia Davis is this year’s Man Booker International Prize winner.

The Prize, worth £60,000, is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage.

Sir Christopher Ricks, chairman of the judges, said her “writings fling their lithe arms wide to embrace many a kind. Just how to categorise them? They have been called stories but could equally be miniatures, anecdotes, essays, jokes, parables, fables, texts, aphorisms or even apophthegms, prayers or simply observations.”

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One Response to Lydia Davis wins the Man Booker International Prize 2013

  1. Haven’t heard or her until now. And the Man Booker International is for an entire oeuvre… means I need to read more.

    Thanks for sharing.

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