Lionel Shriver

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To be truly British, the country needs to stay largely white. Really, Lionel Shriver? | Kenan Malik
‘The native-born are surrendering their territory,’ says the novelist. This is the language of the BNP

Kenan Malik

05, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 books about family life | Stephen Walsh
From parents who meddle in their children’s relationships to ex-wives who loom over second marriages, families in fiction can be just as complicated as they are in real life

Stephen Walsh

18, Aug, 2021 @11:24 AM

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The complexity of assisted dying | Letters
Determining who should have the right to an assisted death is a legal minefield; perhaps fiction can help

06, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lionel Shriver: ‘A chosen death is an authorial act – I’ve never cared for stories that end on ellipses’
The author’s new novel centres around an elderly couple bound in a suicide pact. Watching her parents age, the subject of dying with dignity is never far from her mind

Lionel Shriver

30, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lionel Shriver v Cynthia Ozick: hurrah for the new literary beef
The books world was growing worryingly well-mannered, but Ozick’s response – in verse – to a bad review by Shriver has revived the fine art of feuding

Alison Flood

18, May, 2021 @3:03 PM

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‘When I started, the heavens didn’t part’: Lionel Shriver on We Need to Talk About Kevin
The novelist’s career was in the doldrums when she began writing about a difficult boy and his ambiguous relationship with his mother

Lionel Shriver

24, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver review – the cult of fitness
Shriver’s contentious views on diversity thread through the story of a couple’s strained relationship with exercise

Alfred Hickling

08, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Lionel Shriver: 'Some people think I'm evil incarnate'
The author on publishing when bookshops are closed, being an ‘exercise nut’ and the dangers posed to writers by mob rule

Rachel Cooke

02, May, 2020 @5:00 PM

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‘A need for deep respect’: Anna Krien on fiction, war and cultural appropriation
The Australian journalist’s first novel goes into contentious territory, portraying women of colour and an Iraq war veteran

Zoya Patel

18, Oct, 2019 @2:26 AM

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Lionel Shriver returns to Australia and doubles down on 'fascistic' identity politics
Three years after controversial speech in Brisbane, US author denounces cultural ‘control’, ‘obedience’ and ‘conformism’

Debbie Zhou

02, Sep, 2019 @1:46 AM

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'Wilful misreading': Lionel Shriver replies to critics in diversity row
Novelist responds to the reaction against her comments on diversity in publishing, accusing her critics of ‘malicious misinterpretation’

Alison Flood

22, Jun, 2018 @2:59 PM

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We’re now confusing diversity and equality. Which is our priority? | Kenan Malik
Neither Lionel Shriver nor Penguin seem to understand the nature of their argument

Kenan Malik

17, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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