Lydia Davis wins 2013 Man Booker Int’l Prize

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American writer Lydia Davis was named as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. Davis is most famous for her very brief short stories and has released works such as 2011’s “The Cows” and the 2009 publication “The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.” The author won out over nine other finalists, including writers Marilynne Robinson, Yan Lianke, and Vladimir Sorokin. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years and is bestowed on a writer who has contributed “an achievement in fiction on the world stage” and whose work can be found in English or through a widely printed translation. The winner receives about $91,000 (60,000 pounds) during an award ceremony in London. Chair of the judging panel Sir Christopher Ricks praised her work during the ceremony.