Andrea Levy


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
March 07, 1956

Died
February 14, 2019

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Andrea Levy was an English novelist, born in London to Jamaican parents. Her novels chronicled the experiences of the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain. She was one of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and commercial success. Her novel Small Island won several major literary prizes: the Orange Prize for women's fiction, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year award.

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Average rating: 3.88 · 38,739 ratings · 2,968 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Small Island

3.96 avg rating — 26,572 ratings — published 2004 — 62 editions
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The Long Song

3.72 avg rating — 8,058 ratings — published 2010 — 38 editions
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Fruit of the Lemon

3.56 avg rating — 1,865 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Every Light in the House Bu...

3.91 avg rating — 932 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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Never Far From Nowhere

3.70 avg rating — 762 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Six Stories and An Essay

4.03 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2014
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Uriah's War

3.93 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Long song, never far from n...

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“There are some words that once spoken will split the world in two. There would be the life before you breathed them and then the altered life after they'd been said. They take a long time to find, words like that. They make you hesitate. Choose with care. Hold on to them unspoken for as long as you can just so your world will stay intact.”
Andrea Levy, Small Island
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“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live”
Andrea Levy, The Long Song

“He looked so pained that I dreamed of taking his hands and making him dance”
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