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Lionel Shriver

Novelist

Lionel Shriver’s novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian and the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

Events

48. Lionel Shriver in the House (with Rick O’Shea)

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Never afraid to take on a difficult subject, topic or indeed take on conventional wisdom, Lionel is that rarest of things, a truly brave thinker and writer. In an increasingly PC and sanitised world, the most laudable writers dare to think differently. Shriver is one of those artists.  Winner of the prestigious Orange Prize for female […]

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16. Has #MeToo gone too far or not far enough?

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Is this the most significant protest movement in the history of humanity? Are women finally speaking up? Or is there a danger  the pendulum has swung too far in the tricky, thorny and impossible to regulate area of sex, power and gender? As each day brings fresh allegations against well -known (and sometimes well-loved) male […]

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