From Man Booker International Prize winner Lydia Davis comes her first nonfiction collection titled ESSAYS I: ON READING AND WRITING. She conveys her joyful enthusiasm for language and unconventional narrative strategies of writers who have inspired her: Beckett, Paley and Pynchon, among others. She writes more about other writers than herself, still it’s unusual to read someone who is so unguarded about her process, as she reveals how she conceives, writes and rewrites a few of her own stories. In a recent profile, The New Yorker wrote that she is “widely considered one of the most original minds in American fiction today.” This offers a journey into her fastidious mind. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish in September 2019.