Author of the Month: Deborah Levy

Our Author of the Month for September is Deborah Levy. Since her first novel Beautiful Mutants was published in 1989, she has produced critically lauded works spanning the literary arts – from poetry and plays to memoir and even a graphic novel adaptation of one of her own short stories – with her last three novels, Swimming Home, Hot Milk and the newly published The Man Who Saw Everything, all gaining Booker Prize nods.

Levy’s work is fragmentary, strange and haunting, reworking conventional narrative rules in order to make room for new experiences and ideas. She has described her overall aim as getting close as possible to ‘the turbulence that deep thought about any thing always creates’. Explore her backlist here, or come into the shop and investigate her books in person.

The Man Who Saw Everything

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ‘An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything ...

The Cost of Living

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

The powerful second memoir from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home ‘Life falls apart. We try to get a grip and hold it together. ...

Swimming Home

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted. As he arrives with his family at the villa, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is alive. She is Kitty Finch: a ...

Swallowing Geography

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

‘An exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield’ Sunday Times Like her namesake Jack Kerouac, J.K. is always on the road, travelling Europe ...

Black Vodka

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

How does love change us? How do we change ourselves for love – or for lack of it? Ten stories by acclaimed author Deborah Levy explore these delicate, impossible questions. ...

Things I Don’t Want to Know

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

‘Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising’ Guardian Things I Don’t Want to Know is the first in ...

The Unloved

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

A group of hedonistic West European tourists gather to celebrate Christmas in a remote French chateau. Then an Englishwoman is brutally murdered, and the sad, eerie child ...

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016 Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power – from the Man Booker ...