Deborah Levy


Born
in South Africa
January 01, 1959

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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", including PAX, HERESIES for the Royal Shakespeare Company, CLAM, CALL BLUE JANE, SHINY NYLON, HONEY BABY MIDDLE ENGLAND, PUSHING THE PRINCE INTO DENMARK and MACBETH-FALSE MEMORIES, some of which are published in LEVY: PLAYS 1 (Methuen)

Deborah wrote and published her first novel BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS (Vintage), 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. These include, SWALLOWING GEOGRAPHY, THE UNLOVED (Vintage) and BILLY and GIRL (Bloomsbury).
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Things I Don't Want to Know

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The Unloved

2.89 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1994
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Beautiful Mutants

3.55 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Billy and Girl

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3.88 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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“I confess that I am often lost in all the dimensions of time, that the past sometimes feels nearer than the present and I often fear the future has already happened.”
Deborah Levy, Hot Milk

“Be sure to enjoy language, experiment with ways of talking, be exuberant even when you don't feel like it because language can make your world a better place to live.”
Deborah Levy, Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places

“She was not a poet. She was a poem.”
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home

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