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.
Property: Stories Between Two Novellas (2018)
The Post-Birthday World (2007)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)
Double Fault (1997)
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“Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk about Kevin Author Talks Belfast, Brexit, and Identity Politics,” the Irish News, March 18, 2019
“Author on Her Early Writing, Politics, Essential Reading List, and Persevering Out of ‘Sheer Spite,'” Firstpost, November 22, 2018
Review of Shriver’s story collection, Property, in the New York Times, May 21, 2018
“Shriver: America’s Best Writer?,” the Millions, April 20, 2010
Video: An Interview with Shriver on Encore!