Deborah Levy

2021 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction

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Deborah Levy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcast on the BBC, and translated widely across the world. She is the author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing GeographyThe Unloved, and Billy and Girl, as well as the story collection Black Vodka. Her acclaimed and pioneering three-part “living autobiography” is comprised of Things I Don’t Want to KnowThe Cost of Living, and Real Estate. Her novel The Man Who Saw Everything was long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize. In 2018–2019, Levy was a Paris-based fellow with the Columbia University Institute for Ideas & Imagination. She lives in London.

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