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Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean.

She has written five novels, been a judge for the Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Futures and the Saga Prize, and has been a recipient of an Arts Council Aw ard. Her most recent novel, The Long Song, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on ANDREA LEVY

Andrea Levy’s writing springs off the page at me. It is so full of energy, colour and verve. Her novel Small Island, rightly showered with awards, about the post war arrival of Caribbean immigrants to Britain and their struggle to integrate into a closed society, is a delight from start to finish.

If you like Andrea Levy you might also like to read books by Monica Ali, Alan Bennett and Zadie Smith.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Andrea Levy

Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy
Six Stories and an Essay
Andrea Levy
Opening with an essay on how writing has helped the author understand her background and heritage, this short, sharp collection takes us right through her career. Each story has an introduction, impressive and enlightening. But it is the stories themselves...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy
Six Stories and an Essay
Andrea Levy
Opening with an essay on how writing has helped the author understand her background and heritage, this short, sharp collection takes us right through her career. Each story has an introduction, impressive and enlightening. But it is the stories themselves...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Small Island
Andrea Levy
A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from four characters’ points of view, it deserves all the accolades and prizes it has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/06/2014
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
The Long Song
Andrea Levy
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year Award 2011. February 2011 Book of the Month. Winner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
The Long Song
Andrea Levy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 1 April 2010. Longlisted for the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize. February 2010...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2010
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Small Island
Andrea Levy
Shortlisted for the Best of the Orange Best 2010 by the Orange Prize Youth Panel. A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Small Island
Andrea Levy
A 2012 World Book Night selection. A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from four characters’ points of view, it deserves all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2004

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www.andrealevy.co.uk/

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