FSG hosts a reading series at the Russian Samovar in New York, most recently with Lydia Davis and David Means. Produced by two of our assistant editors, Chantal Clarke and Mark Krotov, the readings occur at irregular intervals throughout the year. Homemade vodka is often consumed.
Here, writer and translator Lydia Davis reads new work, including a short piece that, due to its own logic, can never be completed.
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Marcel Proust. She has recently completed a translation of Madame Bovary.
Our Next Reading: David Bezmozgis and Rahul Bhattacharya (with exclusives for subscribers)