Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver, photo by Eamonn McCabe
Lionel Shriver, photo by Eamonn McCabe

A prolific journalist with current columns in the Spectator and Harper’s Magazine, Lionel Shriver has published twelve novels, including bestsellers The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047; Big Brother, So Much for That; and The Post-Birthday World. Her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin (the basis for the 2011 feature film starring Tilda Swinton) was awarded the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honoring women’s fiction.

Shriver is the recipient of the 2014 BBC National Short Story Award, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She has written more than once about sports (tennis in Double Fault, snooker in The Post-Birthday World). Her next novel, The Motion of the Body Through Space, scheduled for release in May 2020, addresses the contemporary cult of exercise.

She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.


selected bibliography

Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver
Property: Stories Between Two Novellas (2018)
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
The Post-Birthday World (2007)
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)
Double Fault by Lionel Shriver
Double Fault (1997)

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