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Lydia Davis Wins £60,000 Man Booker International Prize

Lydia Davis has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize, chosen from among nine finalists.

The announcement was made at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. We’ve included the complete list of finalists below. Here’s more from the official release:

 The Prize, worth £60,000, is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage and Davis’s achievements are writ large despite often using startlingly few words (some of her longer stories only stretch to two or three pages). Her work has the brevity and precision of poetry. Sir Christopher Ricks, chairman of the judges, said her “writings fling their lithe arms wide to embrace many a kind. Just how to categorise them? They have been called stories but could equally be miniatures, anecdotes, essays, jokes, parables, fables, texts, aphorisms or even apophthegms, prayers or simply observations.”

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Coping with a Twitter Slowdown

twittercrash.jpgTwitter has been limping along this afternoon, much to the dismay of all the literary tweeters in the audience. Mike Cane summed it up: “Twitter is NOT WORKING PROPERLY. Getting near-zero tweets. So if you wonder why I’m not saying anything, this is why.”

To help you cope with this Twitter problem, GalleyCat has compiled some Twitter-sized links. First up, Electric Literature released a one-sentence animation of a Lydia Davis short story.

The New Yorker found a bit of DIY publicity.

Edward Champion counted the literary allusions in Stephen King‘s new novel.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the Iron Man 2 trailer, an adaptation after this GalleyCat editor’s heart.