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Deborah Levy
Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy trained at Dartington College of Arts, leaving in 1981 to write a number of plays, highly acclaimed for their “intellectual rigour, poetic fantasy and visual imagination”. She wrote and published her first novel Beautiful Mutants, when she was 27 years old. The experience of not having to give her words to a director, actors and designer to interpret was so exhilarating, she wrote a few more. Her most recent novel, Swimming Home, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. Levy has just published Black Vodka: Ten Stories with And Other Stories.

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Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy reads some excerpts from her Booker-shortlisted novel, Swimming Home, and talks about her writing.

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Things I Don't Want to Know: Excerpt
Deborah Levy

Black Vodka by Deborah Levy
Fiona Melrose

And Other Stories: An Interview with Stefan Tobler
Maggie Womersley


Mistresses of Poetry
Martina Evans & Liane Strauss

Mastering the Elements
Richard Hamblyn

The Master of Malt
Colin Teevan