Writer and professor Lydia Davis will be showcasing her profession as an author and translator at the Corwin Pavilion on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 PM. The 2013 Man Booker International Prize winner will read new pieces and excerpts from her latest book Can’t and Won’t. Davis will also discuss the process of writing, elucidating how being a translator influences how she writes. Sponsored by the University of California, Santa Barbara 2015 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Program, this free event is presented by both the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and Writing Program.
Davis completed her studies at Barnard College and has distinguished herself as a poet, short-story writer, and translator through various merits, totaling to 14 awards and six books. In addition to being a 2012 Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University, she continues to contribute her expertise in her field as a creative writing professor at SUNY-Albany and State University of New York.