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Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver is an award-winning American author and journalist. Born Margaret Ann, Shriver changed her name to Lionel at the age of 15, to reflect her tomboyish personality. She studied at Barnard College, Columbia University, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Shriver has lived in Nairobi, Bangkok and Belfast and currently resides in London. Her journalistic work includes contributions to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Economist, the Guardian and the Spectator.

Shriver’s first novel, The Female of the Species, was published in 1987. It was followed by another six novels before her rise to the fame with We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003), which won the Orange Prize in 2005. It was adapted as a film in 2011, starring Tilda Swinton. Shriver has since written eight novels, of which the most recent, Should We Stay or Should We Go, was published in June 2021.

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A couple of medical professionals scarred by the slow decline of parents and patients decide on a suicide pact when they both turn eighty in this sardonic yet compassionate satire that imagines a dozen different scenarios for its two protagonists.
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Novels by Lionel Shriver

We Need To Talk About Kevin
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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
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The Motion of the Body Through Space
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Should We Stay or Should We Go
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Big Brother
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A Perfectly Good Family
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The Post-Birthday World
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The Female of the Species
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So Much for That
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Ordinary Decent Criminals
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Should We Stay or Should We Go
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The New Republic
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Double Fault
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Checker and the Derailleurs
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The Motion of the Body Through Space
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