Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of six novels, including Swimming Home and Hot Milk, and a collection of short stories, Black Vodka. Swimming Home was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, as well as the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and Hot Milk was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Goldsmiths Prize 2016. Black Vodka was shortlisted for the
BBC international short-story award and the Frank O'Connor international short-story award. She is about to publish the second volume of her living autobiography on writing and womanhood, The Cost of Living, following the critically acclaimed Things I Don’t Want to Know.
You are an accident waiting to happen. You are a complete wreck. What is driving you to do this? Will the automobile (a fusion of libido and machine) ever lose meaning as a sexualized instrument to be controlled and mastered?