Incite: Deborah Levy


(price does not include service charge)

Free but registration is required

Wednesday May 26, 2021
7:00pm PT

Join us for our final Incite of the 2021 season with two-time Man Booker Prize finalist and Royal Society of Literature fellow Deborah Levy, in celebration of Real Estate, the final instalment in her critically-acclaimed “living autobiography” series. A boldly intimate meditation on the value of home, property and possessions—in all of their forms—Real Estate is a stunning, evocative and thought-provoking treatise on what it means to be a woman in a system of renting, buying and selling, and why we must knock it all down.

Exploring complex issues of society, patriarchy and the measure of one’s life, Deborah Levy will join Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig in an intimate, pre-recorded conversation and fitting finale for our 2021 Incite season. Reserve your space now for this one-of-a-kind event.

This Incite event is presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

This event is also available through the TELUS Optik network.

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Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, including Beautiful MutantsSwallowing GeographyThe UnlovedBilly and GirlSwimming Home, and Hot Milk, and two volumes of memoir, Things I Don’t Want to Know and The Cost of Living. Both Swimming Home and Hot Milk were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her short story collection, Black Vodka, was nominated for the International Frank O’Connor short story award and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, as were her acclaimed dramatizations of Freud’s iconic case studies, Dora, and The Wolfman. Levy has written for The Royal Shakespeare Company, and her pioneering theater writing is collected in Levy: Plays 1. Deborah Levy is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.