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Deborah Levy

Autor(a) de Swimming Home

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Obras por Deborah Levy

Swimming Home (2011) 890 exemplares
Hot Milk (2015) 869 exemplares
The Cost of Living (2018) 479 exemplares
The Man Who Saw Everything (2019) 454 exemplares
Things I Don't Want to Know (2013) 398 exemplares
Real Estate (2021) 228 exemplares
August Blue (2023) 152 exemplares
Black Vodka (2013) 126 exemplares
Billy and Girl (1996) 62 exemplares
The Unloved (1994) 52 exemplares
Beautiful Mutants (1989) 43 exemplares
Swallowing Geography (1993) 35 exemplares
Ophelia and the Great Idea (1988) 31 exemplares

Associated Works

The Bastard (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições498 exemplares
Best European Fiction 2010 (2009) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
The Lady and the Little Fox Fur (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições153 exemplares
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
All Dogs Are Blue (2013) — Introdução, algumas edições63 exemplares
Paris (1920) — Prefácio, algumas edições33 exemplares
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Johannesburg, South Africa
Locais de residência
Johannesburg, South Africa
Wembley Park, England, UK
Dartington College of Arts
short story writer
Levy, Norman (father)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Lannan Literary Fellowship (2001)

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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.



Swimming Home, by Deborah Levy em And Other Stories (Janeiro 2013)
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy em Booker Prize (Setembro 2012)


Not read. Unengaged by the first few pages.
Margaret09 | 27 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
unlikable characters form the most part, a dreamlike vibe from the story, wonderful writing and it is a book open to each readers own interpretations. not even how i really feel about it. this is well written novel. quick to read, but not so quick to immediately comprehend without some serious thinking. why is this story set in southern spain? and what's the connection of the location to the title of the book?
Ellen-Simon | 41 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2024 |
This was my first Deborah Levy book. I read it in one sitting - with delight. I liked her intelligence, honesty, sense of the absurd, and also the way she made me laugh out loud. It was until I got to the end that I found out that Virginia Woolf had prompted the notion of being 'at war with one's lot'. What a wonderful premise for a book. Now looking forward to 'The Cost of Living', the second in her trilogy. Keen to see how her war turns out. It's a deceptively simple book brimming with wit, wisdom and wonder.… (mais)
simonpockley | 13 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
My 2 star rating is because I'm not sure what I think of this sequel to 'Things I Don't Want to Know'. I found the book fairly slight, uneven, lacking in shape - in spine, and without the kind of amused reflection of the preceding book in this autobiography. Maybe there is more to be found in a second reading but I probably won't read it again. I wanted more insight and challenge from a book with such a great title. Nevertheless, I consumed the book with interest and a degree of expectation. What probably killed it for me was the superficiality of last line '...is made from the cost of living and is made with digital ink.' Instead of drawing threads together, this last line seemed like failure of nerve. I expected more from Deborah Levy because she has shown she is capable of more than dull passivity. Perhaps when I've thought more about it...… (mais)
simonpockley | 18 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |



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