1 hr 15 min

Lionel Shriver- Esteemed Award-Winning Writer, Journalist and Essayist The Burning Castle Podcast

    • Arts

An American writer now resident in the UK long enough to nearly qualify as National Treasure, Lionel Shriver has published one story/novella collection and fourteen novels, including the bestsellers The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, Big Brother, So Much for That (a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award and the Wellcome Trust Book Prize), The Post-Birthday  World (Entertainment Weekly’s 2007 Book of the Year), and the Orange-Prize winner We Need to Talk About Kevin (a 2011 feature film starring Tilda Swinton).  She won the 2014 BBC National Short Story Award. Her most recent novel is Should We Stay or Should We Go (2021). Her fiction has been translated into over 30 languages. Also a prolific journalist with a fortnightly column in The Spectator, Shriver has written widely for the New York Times, the Guardian, the London Times, Prospect, the Financial Times, Harper’s, and many other publications.  Her Harper’s piece “Semantic Drift” appears in Best American Essays of 2020. Her forthcoming collection of essays is scheduled for autumn of 2022.
 

An American writer now resident in the UK long enough to nearly qualify as National Treasure, Lionel Shriver has published one story/novella collection and fourteen novels, including the bestsellers The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, Big Brother, So Much for That (a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award and the Wellcome Trust Book Prize), The Post-Birthday  World (Entertainment Weekly’s 2007 Book of the Year), and the Orange-Prize winner We Need to Talk About Kevin (a 2011 feature film starring Tilda Swinton).  She won the 2014 BBC National Short Story Award. Her most recent novel is Should We Stay or Should We Go (2021). Her fiction has been translated into over 30 languages. Also a prolific journalist with a fortnightly column in The Spectator, Shriver has written widely for the New York Times, the Guardian, the London Times, Prospect, the Financial Times, Harper’s, and many other publications.  Her Harper’s piece “Semantic Drift” appears in Best American Essays of 2020. Her forthcoming collection of essays is scheduled for autumn of 2022.
 

1 hr 15 min

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