She says with a laugh

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Her family and friends were slow to accept what she was doing. “They wanted me to write a different kind of thing.”

“More what they were used to, more what they liked,” she says with a laugh. “Other people had to like it first for them to like it.”

– Lydia Davis, Intelligent Life / The Economist (The interview used to be at this URL http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/emily-bobrow/lydia-davis-gained-translation, but is no longer available there. The interview, with Emily Bobrow, appeared in the Autumn 2009 issue. )