Thomas Leveritt

Thomas Leveritt is an award-winning portrait painter. He has also worked as a computer programmer, biodiesel manufacturer and beer distributor. Raised in Dallas, Texas, he was sent at age eight to boarding school in the United Kingdom, where he now lives. The Exchange-Rate between Love and Money was awarded the Betty Trask first novel award.

Books by this Author

The Exchange-Rate Between Love and Money

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's hours before midnight that count.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Thomas Pynchon's pretty special.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being in love and able to sleep, and having come down from an early evening shower, hair combed and a fresh shirt on (extra starch), warm air blowing off the sea, and someone putting a pre-dinner drink in my hand, ice clinking. In other words, a Zara poster.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Let Down, Radiohead; The Execution of All Things, Rilo Kiley; Just Like Christmas, Low; Modern Girl, Sleater-Kinney; Surface to Air, The Chemical Brothers.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The mob.

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