Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021

After hundreds had their say, we're delighted to reveal our Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021 is... Real Estate by Deborah Levy.

Real Estate by Deborah Levy
"I began to wonder what myself and all unwritten and unseen women would possess in their property portfolios at the end of their lives. Literally, her physical property and possessions, and then everything else she valued, though it might not be valued by society. What might she claim, own, discard and bequeath? Or is she the real estate, owned by patriarchy? In this sense, Real Estate is a tricky business. We rent it and buy it, sell and inherit it - but we must also knock it down." 

The highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed "Living Autobiography", Real Estate is an exhilarating, thought-provoking and boldly intimate meditation on home and the spectres that haunt it.

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