Vital Discussions (On Demand) Merve Emre and Deborah Levy: On Mrs Dalloway
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This event was originally scheduled as part of Dalloway Day 2021. Every year on ‘a Wednesday in mid-June’, the RSL celebrates the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf. Click here to look back at the 2021 programme.
Join Deborah Levy and Merve Emre as they discuss what Virginia Woolf means to them and the enduring influence of her work on their own writing.This event is presented in partnership with LitHub.
This wide-ranging conversation will feature an exploration of Woolf’s strength and fragility, how reading writers of the past shapes the authors of today, and what we still have to learn from Woolf and her work.
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Deborah Levy FRSL is the author of seven novels: Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved, Billy and Girl, Swimming Home, Hot Milk and The Man Who Saw Everything. She has been shortlisted twice each for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Booker Prize. Her short story collection, Black Vodka, was nominated for the International Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. She is also the author of a formally innovative and emotionally daring trilogy of memoirs, a living autobiography on writing, gender politics and philosophy, the final volume of which, Real Estate, was published in May 2021.
Merve Emre is associate professor of English at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, The Ferrante Letters, and The Personality Brokers, which was selected as one of the best books of 2018 by the New York Times, the Economist, NPR and CBC, and informs the CNN/HBO Max documentary feature film Persona. She is the editor of The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway and The Norton Modern Library Mrs. Dalloway.
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