Lydia Davis is concise. I don’t always like her work, but I often do. More than that, though, I respect her work, and with her winning this year’s Man Booker prize, short short fiction (or flash fiction, if you like) is getting some good heat.
With that said, I offer you a chance to celebrate the triumph of the form. Yep, that’s right. You, too, can buy my flash fiction/poetry chapbook What Other People Heard When I Taught Myself To Speak, you know, totally in honor of Lydia Davis winning the Man Booker Prize.
Look, it’s not often that a writer like Davis is trending on twitter, right between Paris Hilton and various memes. So, you know, the time is right.
The time is also right to announce a new project I started a few days ago for collecting old unpublished and new flash fiction. With the Yahoo! acquisition, I was reminded that 1) I had a tumblr account and 2) I should probably start using it. So I re-purposed it a few days ago as a venue for my shorter work. Then Lydia Davis won the Man Booker prize. It was meant to be.
- Lydia Davis Wins Booker Prize (theparisreview.org)