Deborah Levy is a British novelist, short story writer, playwright and poet, whose proficiency across multiple literary forms marks her out as one of the great contemporary literary figures. Levy’s literary career began in the 1980s, writing plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the MANACT theatre company in Cardiff. Her collected scripts were republished in 2000. Levy’s first novel, Beautiful Mutants, appeared to great acclaim in 1989 and a volume of short stories followed later in the same year, but mainstream success came in 2012 when Swimming Home was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a feat she repeated four years later with Hot Milk. In between came the lauded short story collection Black Vodka and the first part of her ‘living autobiography’ Things I Don’t Want to Know, the second volume of which, The Cost of Living, followed in 2018. Her latest novel, The Man Who Saw Everything, will be published in September 2019.
The mercurial Deborah Levy returns with a time fracturing, genre bending novel about one man’s very unhappy relationship with Abbey Road and the bizarre and colourful characters that drop into his narrative. Bold and enthralling, The Man Who Saw Everything is unlike anything else you willl read all year.