“angry and uninhibited, Levy’s prose throbs its way into the imagination”
It takes a special kind of writer to work across genres with equal success, but Deborah Levy is a unique talent. She began her career as a playwright in the 1980s, but her restless curiosity and passion for experiment has led her to create an astonishingly diverse body of work including poetry, radio drama, essays, criticism, short stories and novels like Swimming Home, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. Her new novel, Hot Milk, explores the relationship between a woman and her mother, who is suffering from a mysterious illness in a dreamlike Spanish village. The event will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Sinead Crowley.