Deborah Levy

Playwright, Novelist & Poet

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of six novels: Beautiful Mutants (1986); Swallowing Geography (1993); The Unloved (1994); Billy & Girl (1996); Swimming Home (2011); and Hot Milk (2016). Swimming Home was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 as well as the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and Hot Milk was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Goldsmiths Prize 2016. Deborah is also the author of a collection of short stories, Black Vodka (2013), which was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC.


17. Deborah Levy: The Art of Life

Secret Garden

In the second part of her memoir, The Cost of Living , Levy looks at the reason she writes. In this beautiful work, she explores marriage, motherhood, love, death and friendship. Fiercely intelligent and generously humane, the twice-Booker shortlisted writer will be in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson. Price: €15.00