Lydia Davis

1947 - Today

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, who often writes extremely brief short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lydia Davis has received more than 272,308 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,740th most popular writer.

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  • 270k

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  • 46.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Lydia Davis ranks 3,735 out of 4,883Before her are Faiz Ahmad Faiz, David Storey, Steven Erikson, Ramón J. Sender, Andrej Sládkovič, and Samo Chalupka. After her are José Bergamín, John Mawe, Carlos Monsiváis, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Sarah Kane, and Tommaso Landolfi.

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Among people born in 1947, Lydia Davis ranks 315Before her are Rémi Brague, Gerald McRaney, David Mamet, Luis Ángel González Macchi, Ján Pivarník, and Frank J. Tipler. After her are Ian Scheckter, Stephen Collins, Michael McKean, Gunnar Hansen, Michael Ignatieff, and Irmgard Möller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lydia Davis ranks 5,016 out of 12,171Before her are Amy Madigan (1950), Annabella Sciorra (1960), Bradley Whitford (1959), Frank J. Tipler (1947), Joe Lieberman (1942), and George Murdock (1897). After her are Budd Boetticher (1916), Al Kooper (1944), Anna Louise Strong (1885), Christine Lahti (1950), Savanna Samson (1967), and Paula Patton (1975).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lydia Davis ranks 426Before her are Norman Spinrad (1940), Camille Paglia (1947), Chaim Potok (1929), Edmund Wilson (null), Margaret Weis (1948), and David Mamet (1947). After her are Damon Knight (1922), William Gibson (1914), Donna Tartt (1963), Amiri Baraka (1934), Saul Alinsky (1909), and Marc Okrand (1948).