Books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Davis’ shorts are very short—sometimes only a paragraph—but they leave impressions larger than the tiny space they consume.

Common as Air

Lewis Hyde

Hyde addresses the history of copyright, and demonstrates that the founding fathers were not at all fans of it.

Trickster shows how our most playful, devious stories are also (perhaps not surprisingly) our most revealing.

Hild

Nicola Griffith

From the scant historical record of Hild of Whitby, Griffith spins an extraordinary story of a girl who learns to navigate the world of kings and thegns.

Can’t and Won’t

Lydia Davis

Critical and flippant, funny and devastating, calming and maddening.

Too Much and Not the Mood

Durga Chew-Bose

It’s difficult to describe this collection of essays; I’m not convinced I should even refer to them as essays, exactly, as they often feel more like lyric than prose.