Lydia Davis reads "Once a Very Stupid Man"

Lydia Davis reads “Once a Very Stupid Man” at the Kelly Writers House on April 7, 2010 as part of the Bob Lucid Memorial Program in Fiction. Here is a YouTube clip of Davis reading “French Lesson I” at the same event. To view the entire video recording of the reading, click here. For more information about the event, click the Kelly Writers House web calendar entry here. Lydia Davis is the author of The Collected Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009). She is also the translator of Proust's Swann’s Way, and her translation of Madame Bovary was published as a Penguin Classic. She lives in upstate New York and is on the faculty of SUNY Albany and a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.