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Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in South Africa. She moved to Britain with her family and studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She was a Creative Arts Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, between 1989 and 1991.

She is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Guardian and the New Statesman. Formerly director and writer for MANACT Theatre Company, Cardiff, Deborah Levy's plays include "Pax" (1984); "Heresies:Eva and Moses" (1985), written for the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Clam" (1985); "The B File" (1993); and "Honey Baby" (1995). She is also the author of a libretto adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca's play "Blood Wedding." A collection of her plays, "Plays: 1" was published in 2000.

She is also the author of three collections of short stories: "Ophelia and the Great Idea" (1989); "Pillow Talk in Europe And Other Places" (2004); and "Black Vodka" (2013). The latter was shortlisted for the International Frank O’Connor Award.

"An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell," a collection of poems, was published in 1990, and she wrote the screenplay for a short film "Suburban Psycho," televised by the BBC in 1998. Levy also adapted Carol Shield's novel, "Unless," and "Chance Acquaintances" by Colette, for BBC Radio 4.

Levy is also the author of seven novels: "Beautiful Mutants" (1989); "Swallowing Geography" (1993); "The Unloved" (1994); "Diary of a Steak" (1997); "Billy & Girl" (1999); "Swimming Home" (2011); and "Hot Milk" (2016). She has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, in 2012 and 2016.

Levy’s autobiographical essay on writing, "Things I Don't Want to Know," a response to the essay of the same title by George Orwell, was published by Notting Hill Editions in 2013 and in paperback by Penguin in 2014. She has more recently written a sequel, "The Cost of Living" (2018).

Her latest book, "The Man Who Saw Everything," is on the Booker Prize longlist. The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

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Deborah Levy Biography

Playwright, novelist and poet Deborah Levy (Fellow Royal Society of Literature) was born in 1959 in South Africa. She moved to Britain with her family and studied theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She was a Creative Arts Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, between 1989 and 1991.

She is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Guardian and the New Statesman. Formerly director and writer for MANACT Theatre Company, Cardiff, Deborah Levy's plays include "Pax" (1984); "Heresies:Eva and Moses" (1985), written for the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Clam" (1985); "The B File" (1993); and "Honey Baby" (1995). She is also the author of a libretto adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca's play "Blood Wedding." A collection of her plays, "Plays: 1" was published in 2000.

She is also the author of three collections of short stories: "Ophelia and the Great Idea" (1989); "Pillow Talk in Europe And Other Places" (2004); and "Black Vodka" (2013). The latter was shortlisted for the International Frank O’Connor Award.

"An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell," a collection of poems, was published in 1990, and she wrote the screenplay for a short film "Suburban Psycho," televised by the BBC in 1998. Levy also adapted Carol Shield's novel, "Unless," and "Chance Acquaintances" by Colette, for BBC Radio 4.

Levy is also the author of seven novels: "Beautiful Mutants" (1989); "Swallowing Geography" (1993); "The Unloved" (1994); "Diary of a Steak" (1997); "Billy & Girl" (1999); "Swimming Home" (2011); and "Hot Milk" (2016). She has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, in 2012 and 2016.

Levy’s autobiographical essay on writing, "Things I Don't Want to Know," a response to the essay of the same title by George Orwell, was published by Notting Hill Editions in 2013 and in paperback by Penguin in 2014. She has more recently written a sequel, "The Cost of Living" (2018).

Her latest book, "The Man Who Saw Everything," is on the Booker Prize longlist. The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. It is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

Deborah Levy Videos

  • How To Live With Death | Deborah Levy
  • Deborah Levy in her writing shed, on her book An Amorous Discourse
  • Divas, Delusions and Desire: From Bowie to Freud with Deborah Levy

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  • How to book Deborah Levy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Deborah Levy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Deborah Levy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Deborah Levy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Deborah Levy?

    Booking fees for Deborah Levy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Deborah Levy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Deborah Levy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Deborah Levy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Deborah Levy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Deborah Levy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Deborah Levy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Deborah Levy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Deborah Levy for your event is available upon request. Deborah Levy generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lucy Ellmann, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ian McEwan, Lee Child and Sheryl Sandberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Deborah Levy for an upcoming event.

Deborah Levy Speaker Videos

  • How To Live With Death | Deborah Levy
    Deborah Levy in her writing shed, on her book An Amorous Discourse
  • Divas, Delusions and Desire: From Bowie to Freud with Deborah Levy
    Klezmer Piano - Deborah Levy
  • Deborah Levy interview - Waterstones Piccadilly
    Deborah Levy in conversation at #BritLitBerlin 2015

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