The White Review presents an evening of readings with an international flavour by novelists Deborah Levy and Greg Baxter, playwright Benedict Andrews and poet Sam Riviere.
Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and opera director now resident in Iceland. This year, his first collection of poetry Lens Flare will be published by Pitt Street Poetry in Australia and his first volume of plays by Oberon Books in the UK. www.benedictandrews.com
Greg Baxter was born in Texas in 1974. He lived for a number of years in Dublin, and now lives in Berlin. He is the author of two previous highly acclaimed books: A Preparation for Death, a memoir, and The Apartment, a novel.
Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous books, including the essay Things I Don’t Want to Know (Notting Hill Editions) and the early novelsSwallowing Geography and Beautiful Mutants. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.
Sam Riviere began to write poetry while at the Norwich School of Art and Design, and completed a Masters at Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in various publications and competitions since 2005. He co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and is currently working towards a PhD at the University of East Anglia. He was a recipient of a 2009 Eric Gregory Award, and his first collection, 81 Austerities, was published in 2012 by Faber & Faber.