Kathryn Davis


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Kathryn Davis is an award-winning American novelist.

Davis has taught at Skidmore College, and is now senior fiction writer in the Writing Program in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

She is a recipient of the Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999, a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 2006.

Davis lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband, the novelist and essayist Eric Zencey.

Average rating: 3.66 · 10,950 ratings · 1,851 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Thin Place

3.28 avg rating — 1,249 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Duplex

3.31 avg rating — 1,054 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Versailles

3.25 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Hell

3.16 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf

3.69 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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The Walking Tour

3.20 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Labrador

4.07 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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The Silk Road: A Novel

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The Silk Road: A Novel

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“You could try making sense out of the universe, but you were too small and the parts you needed to see were too large or even smaller.”
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“Two adolescent girls on a hot summer night--hardly the material of great literature, which tends to endow all male experience (that of those twin brothers who found themselves adrift so many years ago in the dark northern woods for instance) with universal radiance. Faithless sons, wars and typhoons, fields of blood, greed and knives: our literature's full of such stories. And yet suppose for an instant that it wasn't the complacent father but his bored daughter who was the Prime Mover; suppose that what came first wasn't an appetite for drama but the urge to awaken it. Mightn't we then permit a single summer in the lives of two bored girls to represent an essential stage in the history of the universe?”
Kathryn Davis

“In my lap I had my dear little pug, the smell of whose ears will always be sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Araby and the scent of heliotrope combined.”
Kathryn Davis, Versailles
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