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 Janet Heidiger Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999, a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship,[1] and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 2006.

Davis lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband, the novelist and essayist Eric Zencey. The couple has one daughter, Daphne, who is a graduate student at Syracuse University.


  • Labrador, (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1988)
  • The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, (Knopf, 1993)
  • Hell, (Ecco, 1998)
  • The Walking Tour, (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
  • Versailles, (Houghton Mifflin, 2002)
  • The Thin Place, (Little, Brown, 2006)
  • Duplex, (Graywolf Press, 2013)


  1. ^ [1] Houghton Mifflin Web site, Weg page titled "Kathryn Davis", accessed December 16, 2006

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Biographical information[edit]

  • [2] Lannan Foundation biographical information on Davis


The Thin Place[edit]

Not to be confused with Kathryn Davis of Springville (https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.davis.90260)