Main Event

Deborah Levy & Sarah Hall

  • 17
  • Oct




Close-up portrait of author Deborah Levy with a halo of light around her golden hair.Sheila Burnett

Close-up portrait of award-winning author Sarah Hall with dark cropped hair and a big, fur-lined coat.Richard Thwaites

How do we distinguish between love and desire? How do relationships shape and change us? And can a landscape be as sensual and desirable as a body? These are some of the themes at the heart of Deborah Levy and Sarah Hall’s recent, beautifully crafted short story collections, Black Vodka and The Beautiful Indifference. In this special event hosted by Dr Kaye Mitchell from the University of Manchester, they will be reading and discussing the power of the short story.

Deborah Levy has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and BBC International Short Story Award. Her books include Swimming Home, Beautiful Mutants and Billy & Girl. Sarah Hall won the 2011 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013. Her books include The Carhullan Army, The Electric Michelangelo and How to Paint a Dead Man.