Posts Tagged: Lionel Shriver

What to Read When They Won’t Take the Guns Away

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We offer these reading suggestions as a starting point, but know that real change must take place off the page.

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We Love You, Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Kaitlyn Greenidge, author most recently of We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books) provides her take on Lionel Shriver’s recent remarks at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival for the New York Times. Greenidge recalls writing her first novel in which there was an eighty-year-old Yankee heiress. “I was struck by an awful realization. I would have to love […]

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The Brisbane Effect

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For The New Republic, Suki Kim writes of Lionel Shriver’s remarks in Brisbane, “I had been invited to the Brisbane Writers Festival as a writer, but now I was here, foremost, as an Asian” and how the controversy shifted the theme of the festival from “connection and belonging” to “being a minority in Lionel Shriver’s […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Meghan Daum and Elliott Holt

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Meghan Daum, the anthology’s editor, and Elliott Holt, who contributed its penultimate essay, discuss Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed.

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Big Brother

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

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Few novelists go on the attack like Lionel Shriver. Whether the topic is teenaged killers or domestic terrorism or the U.S. health care system, Shriver makes every carefully chosen word of every sentence pack a predatory bite. In her new work, Big Brother, Shriver takes on obesity and our culture’s obsession with it.

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Seeking Recognition

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Lionel Shriver’s latest novel The New Republic was released this week. Interview Magazine converses with Shriver about terrorism, disarming with mockery, the cheapness of notoriety, and being a fan versus being the man. “When you are the man, you may be someone everyone admires and wants to be, but who do you want to be? […]

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