Born in South Africa, Deborah Levy is an acclaimed British writer of theatre, fiction and essays. Intellectual and compassionate, visual and lyrical, her writing on trauma, exile, depression, creativity and the internal lives of both men and women, is both beautiful and ground-breaking. Deborah’s page-turning stories are set all over Europe and explore ideas from Freud to Jung, Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf. Her plays have been performed by the RSC and 2 of her novels, Hot Milk and Swimming Home, were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Deborah Levy is one of seven writers taking part in the first Literally Swiss event in London on 9 February 2018 at The Tabernacle in London, together with Alain de Botton, Xiaolu Guo, Pedro Lenz, Monique Schwitter, Nicolas Verdan and Peter Stamm.
LITERALLY SWISS is a series of literary events in the UK by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, curated and hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, supported by the Embassy of Switzerland UK and the European Literature Network.