Short Story Masterclass… with Deborah Levy

photo by Steve Bowbrick

Short Story Masterclass
with Deborah Levy


An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
recorded at Charleston Farm, East Sussex.


In the second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Deborah Levy reads ‘Placing a Call’ from Black Vodka. She goes on to talk with Steve Wasserman about enigmas, filling in the gaps, and the difference between writing short stories and poetry. 


AUTHOR_D_LevyDeborah Levy is a fiction writer, poet and playwright. She found early success when her work was staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has gone on to write several highly acclaimed novels, including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl. In 2012, Levy was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, as well as the BBC International Short Story Award. Her latest full-length book, a collection of short stories entitled Black Vodka, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In May 2013, Levy published Things I Don’t Want to Know, a literary essay written in response to George Orwell’s Why I Write.


Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Deborah Levy

(32 minutes)


AUTHOR_Steve Wasserman


Steve Wasserman is a psychotherapist, writer, & the ears into which you might Read Me Something You Love (a podcast + blog). Twitterable as @RMSYL.



With warm thanks to the organisers of the
International Small Wonder Short Story Festival.


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