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Deborah Levy:  Prospect Cottage Commission

Deborah Levy: Prospect Cottage Commission

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As part of Creative Folkestone’s custodianship of Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, the festival this year has invited two writers to experience a short residency at the cottage and write a response. Deborah Levy will read and discuss her response.

Deborah Levy is a novelist, short story writer, playwright and poet, whose proficiency across multiple literary forms marks her out as one of the great contemporary literary figures. Her novels, ‘Swimming Home’ and ‘Hot Milk’ were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the three volumes of her ‘living autobiography’ ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’, ‘The Cost of Living’ and ‘Real Estate’ have received great acclaim.

The chairperson for this event will be Steven Gale.

‘“I can't think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman.”
The Observer on ‘The Cost of Living’

“Her reflections on domesticity, freedom and romance are so beautiful, I found myself underlining multiple sentences a page. Wry, warm and uplifting, it's a book I'll return to again and again.” Stylist


The Shape of Things to Come, our forward-thinking Book Festival returns this autumn. Running from Friday 18 November to the following Sunday 27 November 2022, Folkestone Book Festival will present a celebration of writing, reading, thinking and debate.

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