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25 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Deborah Levy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Deborah Levy, often where they are interviewed.

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25 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Deborah Levy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Deborah Levy, often where they are interviewed.

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Hot Milk: Deborah Levy and Lauren Elkin

London Review Bookshop Podcast
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There is a sort of chase for coherence in the current commercial market for fiction ... a sort of terror of there being any kind of mystery in a book, or even a character being confused.


Deborah Levy, described by Lauren Elkin in the TLS as ' one of the most exciting voices in contemporary British fiction' was at the Bookshop to talk about her latest novel Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton), which explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood.


“A bright broth of myth, psychology, Freudian symbolism and contemporary anxiety.” – Guardian

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Jun 25 2020

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Deborah Levy - Hot Milk

World Book Club
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This month World Book Club talks to acclaimed British author Deborah Levy about her Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel Hot Milk. In this era of coronavirus we are sadly not able to gather together in a studio but we will be talking remotely to international listeners via phonelines, emails, skype calls, social media – you name it!

In Levy’s hypnotic tale of female sexuality two women arrive in a village on the Spanish coast. Rose is suffering from a strange illness and her doctors are mystified. Her daughter Sofia has brought her here to find a cure with the celebrated and controversial Dr Gomez.

Through the opposing figures of mother and daughter, Levy explores the strange and beguiling nature of womanhood and desire. Dreamlike and compelling, Hot Milk is a delirious, timeless fable of feminine potency.

Jun 08 2020

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Ep 109: The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

Books On The Go
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Anna and Amanda discuss the screen adaptation of No Friend But The Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, and books inspired by the film Parasite.

Our book of the week is The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy.  This novel about a man who travels to East Berlin was long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize and was a best book of 2019 in the New York Times Review of Books, the Washington Post and Time, among others.  But what did Anna and Amanda think?

Next week, Anna and Annie will be back with Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

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Feb 25 2020

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First Draft - Deborah Levy

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
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Deborah Levy was born in South Africa and moved to England at the age of nine, where she studied contemporary arts at Dartington College of Arts. In 1989, she published her first collection of short stories, Ophelia and the Great Idea, and a second, Black Vodka, in 2013. Two of her novels, Swimming Home and Hot Milk, were shortlisted for the Booker prize; her latest, The Man Who Saw Everything, was long listed for the Booker prize. She is a playwright, fiction writer, and memoirist. Her new memoir is called The Cost of Living.

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Dec 09 2019

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Deborah Levy on The Man Who Saw Everything

Shakespeare and Company
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We were joined by the brilliant Deborah Levy to discuss her electrifying new novel The Man Who Saw Everything.

Dec 05 2019

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222. Deborah Levy (writer) – it's those thoughts that are slightly awkward that need an airing

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast
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While reading Deborah Levy’s novel THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING and her recent “working autobiography” THE COST OF LIVING I often found myself pausing and kind of sinking into a passage I’d just read. Going back and rereading it not because my attention had wandered nor exactly to unpack an idea but because I felt the need to experience it over again. To have it happen to me. 

Levy started her career writing plays that have been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and broadcast by the BBC. She is the author of multiple novels, several of which have been Man Booker Prize finalists, the short story collection Black Vodka, and two of the aforementioned “working autobiographies”. 

The two books of hers I’ve read are packed with ideas, but like great theater, they treat ideas as verbs. They’re thought in action. In a sense they defy you to talk about them. But let's try to, anyway.

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Nov 30 2019

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Episode 28: Deborah Levy

The Maris Review
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Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays, and poetry. The author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl, the story collection Black Vodka, and two parts of her working autobiography, Things I Don't Want to Know and The Cost of Living, she lives in London. The Man Who Saw Everything is her latest novel, also a Booker Prize nominee.

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Nov 21 2019

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Deborah Levy with John Freeman, 30 October 2019 – Audio

Lannan Podcasts
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Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2019.

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. The author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl; the acclaimed story collection Black Vodka; and part one of her working autobiography, Things I Don’t Want to Know, she lives in London. Her latest novel, The Man Who Saw Everything, has been long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

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Nov 03 2019

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Deborah Levy

Private Passions
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Deborah Levy was born in South Africa; when she was five, her father was arrested as a member of the ANC and spent four years in jail. The family left for England, arriving when Deborah was nine, in 1968. Unsurprisingly her work as a writer is concerned with themes of identity, exile, dislocation. Beginning as a poet and a playwright – her plays were staged by the RSC – she then turned to novels, and there are now seven in all, of which the last three have been nominated for the Booker Prize. The latest is ‘The Man Who Saw Everything’.

Deborah talks with Michael Berkeley about the music that means most to her. Many of the pieces she loves are to do with saying farewell: Lotte Lenya saying ‘goodbye’ in Brecht and Weill’s Alabama Song; Orpheus pining for Euridice in Kathleen Ferrier’s legendary recording of Gluck’s ‘Che Faro?’; sisters wishing their lovers safe travel as, purportedly, they depart for war, in the trio from Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte.

Deborah talks openly about her memories of her father’s imprisonment and of his return home; about the enormous transition in her life when, aged fifty, her marriage ended; and about how she found a room of her own in which to write, renting a friend’s garden shed and working to the noise of apples dropping onto the roof. Also among her music is Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata (‘the silences are as important as the notes’); a song by Leonard Cohen; and a translucent setting of a Verlaine poem, ‘La Lune Blanche’, composed by Billy Cowie and sung by identical twins.
Produced by Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3

Oct 06 2019

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Literary Friction - Vanity with Deborah Levy

Literary Friction
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Do you consider yourself a vain person? Because this month is all about vanity in literature, dedicated to those characters who are just a little bit too pleased with themselves. It's also our first full show back this Autumn, and we are thrilled to kick things off with none other than the inimitable Deborah Levy, who joined us for a live event at Foyles in London to talk about her latest novel, The Man Who Saw Everything. It features a beautiful, vain, frustrating, intriguing, ultimately very human protagonist, and slips through time with Lynchian abandon. So whether you're a Dorian or a Narcissus, or a paragon of humble virtue, join us for the next hour for all the usual conversation and recommendations on Literary Friction.

Sep 25 2019

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