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Deborah Levy

Author of Swimming Home

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3,365 (4,415)1747,069 (3.62)6
Swimming Home 823 copies, 48 reviews
Hot Milk 779 copies, 37 reviews
The Cost of Living 386 copies, 16 reviews
The Man Who Saw Everything 376 copies, 21 reviews
Things I Don't Want to Know 320 copies, 10 reviews
Real Estate 167 copies, 6 reviews
Black Vodka 113 copies, 4 reviews
Billy and Girl 61 copies, 2 reviews
The Unloved 46 copies, 4 reviews
Beautiful Mutants 37 copies, 1 review
The Bastard (Introduction, some editions) 472 copies, 7 reviews
Best European Fiction 2010 (Contributor) 161 copies, 3 reviews
The Lady and the Little Fox Fur (Introduction, some editions) 144 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 63: Beasts (Contributor) 131 copies
All Dogs Are Blue (Introduction, some editions) 61 copies, 3 reviews
Paris (Foreword, some editions) 28 copies, 2 reviews
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Deborah Levy was born 6 August 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father, an academic and historian, was a member of the African National Congress. The family emigrated to Wembley Park, London in 1968. She studied theater at Dartington College of Ars and became a playwright whose works have been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1981. She is also the author of several acclaimed novels, including Beautiful Mutants (1988), Swallowing Geography (1993), and Billy & Girl (1999). Her novel Swimming Home (2011) was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012. The title story in her short story collection, Black Vodka and Other Stories (2013) was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award. Hot Milk was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and The Man Who Saw Everything was selected for the 2019 Booker Prize longlist. She has been a director and writer for the MANACT Theatre Company in Cardiff, Wales, and a Creative Arts Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She's a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Guardian, and the New Statesman.
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