7.00PM - 8.00PM
Venue: Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is pleased to welcome you to a literary event with Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to hear Deborah Levy read extracts from her novel before taking part in a question and answer session. She will also be signing copies of Swimming Home after the reading, and the novel will be available to buy on the night at cost price.
The Booker Prize Foundation’s Universities Initiative is an international scheme designed to encourage students to read contemporary fiction. Funded by The Booker Prize Foundation and the University of Stirling, each new first year undergraduate student will receive the gift of a free copy of Deborah Levy's acclaimed book, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012.
Swimming Home, 2012
Swimming Home explores the devastating effect that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people. Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams.
Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of highly praised novels, including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl. Her 2012 novel Swimming Home was serialised on Radio 4 as a Book at Bedtime.
This event is free and open to students, staff and the wider community. To book a place at this popular event, please register in advance via the on-line shop.