Passa Porta Booktail: A podcast with Deborah Levy
Passa Porta’s breezy podcast summer series: literature shaken and stirred!
Our guest for this Booktail is Deborah Levy who talks about her ‘living autobiography’ series, comprising the books Things I Don’t Want to Know,
The Cost of Living and Real Estate. A ‘living’ and therefore fiercely original memoir written in the first-person female, this implacable reflection on femininity, depression and literature won her the Prix Femina étranger 2020 and was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Inspired by the works of Marguerite Duras, Georges Perec, Sylvia Plath and Jean-Luc Godard, Deborah Levy intends to create a different kind of female protagonist by drawing on material from her own life. Your host in this podcast is the Belgian journalist Ruth Joos.
Editing: Christophe Verbiest / Introduction: Greet Samyn / Illustration: Wide Vercnocke, 2021