Deborah Levy, whose latest novel Hot Milk has been very well received and is up for numerous awards this year, has an interesting shedworking arrangement. She works from the Hampstead garden office in the back garden of her friend Celia Mitchell, widow of poet Adrian Mitchell who used to write in there. "It’s freezing in winter and sweltering in summer," she writes in the Guardian, "but I have grown to love my writing shed in every season... Most days I cycle to the shed at 8am after I have seen my daughter off to school."
Here she is inside it, reading from her work An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell.
Deborah Levy AN AMOROUS DISCOURSE IN THE SUBURBS OF HELL from Chameleoneye Films on Vimeo.
According to The White Review, she usually ends her writing day by sharing a glass of rum with Celia.
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