Andrea Levy was a Londoner, who not only lived and worked in the city she loved but used London as the setting in many of her novels. She has been a recipient of an Arts Council Award and her second novel Never Far from Nowhere was long listed for the Orange Prize. Besides novels she has also written short stories that have been read on radio, published in newspapers and anthologised. She has been a judge for the Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Futures and the Saga Prize.
Small Island was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Orange Best of the Best, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. The National Theatre production, adapted from Andrea’s novel by Helen Edmondson, first opened in April 2019 and will be returning to the Olivier stage in October 2020 for a second run.
Her last novel The Long Song was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2010 and won the Walter Scott prize for historical fiction. It was optioned by Heyday and the television adaptation by Sarah Williams tx’d in December 2018. The stage version, adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra, opens at Chichester Festival Theatre in August 2020.
We represent the film, television and stage rights to Andrea’s work. Her published work is represented by David Grossman Associates.
Andrea Levy is represented by Rochelle Stevens