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.

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Sarajevo, 2003. Frito and Bannerman, business partners and best friends, roll into town looking to soak up a dose of Reconstruction Money and make an easy killing. Easy until they realize that Clare Leischman, a prosecutor with the international war crimes tribunal, is the best girl either of them has ever met, and that they can't both have her as much as they would each, ideally, like. Meanwhile the city is awash with UN programmes, black marketeers, lawyers, soldiers both salaried and...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's hours before midnight that count.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Raise."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Gordon Gekko.

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. 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.

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