Andrea Levy was an English novelist, born in London to Jamaican parents. Levy's novels explore topics related to British Jamaicans and how they negotiate racial, cultural, and national identities.

Mar 07, 1956 - Feb 14, 2019 (age 62) - Cancer

Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago wi...



  • In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy once again reinvents the historical novel. Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some edit...


  • Small Island is a delightfully entertaining and probing book about Jamaican immigration to Britain in the days after WWII. Bookclub-in-a-Box will look at Levy's presentation of the black and white issues of post-war London which include questions of ...


  • HORTENSE JOSEPH arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in B...


  • Faith Jackson knows little about her parents' lives before they moved to England. Happy to be starting her first job in the costume department at BBC television, and to be sharing a house with friends, Faith is full of hope and expectation. But when ...


  • NEVER FAR FROM NOWHERE is the story of two sisters, Olive and Vivien, born in London to Jamaican parents and brought up on a council estate. They go to the same grammar school, but while Vivien's life becomes a chaotic mix of friendships, youth clubs...


  • 'Better opportunity' - that's why Angela's dad sailed to England from America in 1948 on the Empire Windrush. Six months later her mum joined him in his one room in Earl's Court...Twenty years and four children later, Mr Jacob has become seriously il...