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 […]
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 […]
True, a marital murder-suicide does take place on the way, but it’s an act of calculated altruism, done for the good of the group. For the New Yorker, Alexandra Schwartz reviews Lionel Shriver’s twelfth novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047.
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.
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? […]