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Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver appears in the following:

Lionel Shriver's Novel Big Brother

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lionel Shriver discusses her new novel, Big Brother, about siblings, marriage, and obesity. For Pandora, cooking is a form of love, but her husband has begun to spurns the “toxic” dishes she makes and spends hours each day manically cycling. When Pandora’s brother comes to visit she doesn’t recognize him because he has gained hundreds of pounds. When he overstays his welcome, Pandora’s husband delivers an  ultimatum: It’s him or me.

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Lionel Shriver's New Novel, The New Republic

Monday, April 02, 2012

Lionel Shriver discusses her new novel, The New Republic, about a disgruntled New York corporate lawyer who becomes a foreign correspondent in a Portuguese province where a homegrown terrorist movement has sprung up. He thinks he is replacing the larger-than-life reporter he longs to emulate, who has disappeared, but all is not as it seems when the terrorist incidents dry up after that reporter’s disappearance.

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Lionel Shriver's Comedy of Terrorism

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lionel Shriver’s novel The New Republic is maybe in a genre by itself: a comedy about terrorism. “When I finished the novel in 1998,” she tells Kurt Andersen, “I did try to publish it, and I just couldn’t stir any interest.” After September 11, on the other hand, “publishing this book ...

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So Much for That

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lionel Shriver discusses her most recent novel, So Much for That, about a man whose plan to retire to an idyllic Third World locale where his nest egg can last forever is derailed when his wife is diagnosed with a serious illness and needs his health insurance.

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