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Deborah Levy: Shedworker

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 04, 2016 01:09 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Oct 03, 2016

Deborah Levy, whose latest novel Hot Milk has been very well received and is up for numerous awards this year, has an interesting shedworking arrangement. She works from the Hampstead garden office in the back garden of her friend Celia Mitchell, widow of poet Adrian Mitchell who used to write in there. "It’s freezing in winter and sweltering in summer," she writes in the Guardian , "but I have grown to love my writing shed in every season... Most days I cycle to the shed at 8am after I have seen my daughter off to school." Here she is inside it, reading from her work An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell. Deborah Levy AN AMOROUS DISCOURSE IN THE SUBURBS OF HELL from Chameleoneye Films on Vimeo . According to The White Review , she usually ends her writing day by sharing a glass of rum with Celia. And here's Alan Vest's illustration of Deborah Levy and her shed which appeared in the Guardian. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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