Manchester Art Gallery

Deborah Levy, Fashion & Freedom, in partnership with 14-18 NOW

Novelist, Deborah Levy reads her new commission responding to Fashion and Freedom.

Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 21 October 2016, 1pm–2pm

Free, but booking is advised Telephone 0843 208 0500, or

Novelist, poet and playwright Deborah Levy has been commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival to respond to Fashion & Freedom. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on the changing role of women and fashion. Deborah is the author of the short story collection Black Vodka and five novels including Swallowing Geography, The Unloved and Swimming Home. Her latest novel, Hot Milk, is a bold and sensual exploration of family, identity, female rage, desire and sexuality. The Sunday Times described Deborah as ‘an exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield.

Deborah will perform her new piece and then discuss her writing with Katie Popperwell


Friday 21 October, 1pm, Manchester Art Gallery. Free, book tickets on the Manchester Literature Festival website.