The Cost of Living: Deborah Levy and Olivia Laing

Novelist, essayist and playwright Deborah Levy was at the shop to read from and talk about her latest book The Cost of Living (Hamish Hamilton), the second part in her ‘Living Autobiography’ trilogy that began with Things I Don’t Want to Know. An exhilarating feminist manifesto for change, The Cost of Living is Levy’s conversation with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, and reveals a writer at the height of her powers. She was in conversation with Olivia Laing, author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, whose first novel Crudo was published by Picador in June.