Andrea Levy

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Andrea Levy (7 March 1956 – 14 February 2019)[1][2] was an English novelist. She was born in London to Jamaican parents. Levy's novels related to British Jamaicans and how they negotiate racial, cultural and national identities.[3][4] Her best known works were Small Island (2004) and The Long Song (2010). Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, Whitbread Book of the Year and Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Levy died on 14 February 2019 in London from breast cancer at the age of 62.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Obituary: Andrea Levy". 15 February 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. Lea, Richard (15 February 2019). "Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies aged 62". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. Levy, Andrea (19 February 2000), "This is my England", The Guardian
  4. Gary Younge (30 January 2010), "'I started to realise what fiction could be. And I thought, wow! You can take on the world' – Andrea Levy interview", The Guardian
  5. Innes, Lyn (15 February 2019). "Andrea Levy obituary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 15 February 2019.