Deborah Levy in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

Deborah Levy in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

Moderator: Marsha Lederman

Event Number: 75

Free or by donation

Deborah Levy in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

Saturday, October 20
8:00pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

“I can’t think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf… who writes better about the liminal, the domestic, the non-event, and what it is to be a woman.” The Guardian is one of many publications to rave about UK writer Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living: a sensual, audacious memoir about being a woman in transformation—through midlife, divorce and the death of her mother. “My marriage was the boat and I knew that if I swam back to it, I would drown,” she explains. Her work is not only a balm for those living through similar experiences but also a window into the complexities of a woman’s life at any age. Do not miss the opportunity to hear this two-time Booker-shortlisted author.

Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada.

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Deborah Levy

United Kingdom

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of several award-winning novels including Swimming Home that was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and Hot Milk that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. She has also written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC. Her latest work is The Cost of Living, the audacious and elegiac second installment in her ‘living autobiography’ on writing and womanhood.

Deborah Levy is presented thanks to the donors of the Hal Wake Legacy Fund.