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Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses.  In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future.


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Bridges to the Future

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Lionel Shriver: Should We Stay or Should We Go?


Lionel Shriver discusses the complexities of life and the politics of death in her darkly funny new novel Should We Stay or Should We Go? at 5x15. Lionel Shriver was christened ‘the Cassandra of American letters’ by the New York Times in recognition of her writing’s unerring prescience. Her first novel, The Female of the Species, was published in 1987, but it was with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin that she took up ..


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Writer Lionel Shriver


In our culture of 24/7 news and trending social media reactions, it sometimes takes a novelist’s eye to chart the deeper, current events swirling beneath society’s surface. Lionel Shriver is a British-based American writer whose fiction has addressed school shootings, obesity, economic crisis and in her latest book, voluntary euthanasia. She’s a contrarian, but is she also a combatant in the western world’s culture wars?


This podcast was published on July 07, 2021



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Lionel Shriver doesn’t shy away from controversy, and instead seems quite drawn to it. She rose to acclaim following the release of her novel ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ in 2003. Since then, she’s won the Orange prize for fiction and written for ‘The Wall Street Journal’, the ‘Financial Times’, and ‘The New York Times’. Shriver speaks with Georgina Godwin about her newest work ‘Should We Stay or Should We Go’, which expl..


This podcast was published on July 04, 2021



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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

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Lionel Shriver on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM


"LionelShriver’s contrarianism has made her famous, but fiction is what she believes changes minds,” said the


This podcast was published on June 16, 2021



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Writers on Writing

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Lionel Shriver on life and death decisions


In a year when Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on families, with loved ones dying sometimes alone in hospital or without the usual funeral rites, Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss mortality and what it means to have ‘a good death’. In her latest book, Should We Stay Or Should We Go, the writer Lionel Shriver explores a number of alternative endings. The couple at the centre of her novel make a pact to end their lives when they hit 80, t..


This podcast was published on June 07, 2021



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Start the Week

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Spectator Out Loud: Chris Daw, Lionel Shriver and Sam Russell


On this episode: Chris Daw QC on the blame game that surrounds the Hillsborough disaster and why it's time to move on (01:00); Lionel Shriver suggests we should just give Scottish nationalists what they want and watch the chaos unfold (07:40); and Sam Russell, the Spectator's new broadcast producer, talks about how book lovers are turning TikTok into a book club (16:25).


This podcast was published on June 05, 2021



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Il faut qu'on parle de Kevin - Lionel Shriver


Chaque semaine, Fanny Ruwet résume le livre qu’elle lira la semaine suivante et pour cela elle imagine le contenu de l’ouvrage à partir du seul titre. En résulte une séquence absurde et incarnée aussi drôle qu’efficace, en deux ou trois minutes.Crédits :Ecriture : Lisa Delmoitiez et Fanny RuwetRéalisation : Léa Marchetti et Fanny RuwetProduction : Léa MarchettiEnregistrement : Charles De C..


This podcast was published on May 25, 2021



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Imagine Ça Parle De Ça

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Lionel Shriver & The Importance Of Difficult People


Dive into the fray with host Ben Domenech, publisher and co-founder of The Federalist, as he welcomes American author and journalist, Lionel Shriver. In this conversation, Shriver explains why she believes Britons are reveling “in being ordered about and told what to do,” throughout the pandemic. They discuss Shriver's love of difficult people, those who question the rules, and the import..


This podcast was published on April 05, 2021



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Anil Bhoyrul, Lionel Shriver and Melissa Kite


On this episode, Anil Bhoyrul starts by asking if it's racist to wonder what colour your child's skin will be. (01:05) Lionel Shriver is up next, and says the West has used China's totalitarian tactics to suppress Covid. (05:05) Melissa Kite finishes the podcast, and describes her encounter with 'obnoxious Surrey battleaxes'. (14:15)


This podcast was published on March 13, 2021



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Best of the Spectator

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Lionel Shriver (2016) | Break A Rule A Day


When you're on a bicycle at a red light with no car or pedestrian in sight, do you still wait for the green? Do you obey every single law? Surely fearful compliance with every niggling regulation defies the much-vaunted "freedom" that is the premise of democracy. Maybe that’s what drives our fascination with film and fiction criminality: we envy renegades. Is breaking a rule a day better than an apple for your hea..


This podcast was published on March 09, 2021



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Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Spectator Out Loud: Lionel Shriver, Matthew Parris and Jonathan Beswick


On this week's episode, Lionel Shriver says we believe what we want to believe. (00:45) Then, Matthew Parris says Peter Mandelson, infamously nicknamed the Prince of Darkness, could have been prime minister. (09:50) And finally, Father Jonathan Beswick explains why he's keeping his church open during lockdown. (17:10)


This podcast was published on January 16, 2021



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35: Hysteria is contagious, with Lionel Shriver


Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about Trump, Biden and the panic driving the New Normal.Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by:ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan The G..


This podcast was published on November 12, 2020



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The Brendan O'Neill Show

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Spectator Out Loud: Matthew Parris, Lionel Shriver and Douglas Murray


On this episode, Matthew Parris talks about how, on free school meals, he's truly fallen behind the zeitgeist; Lionel Shriver on why she's voting for Biden, warts and all; and Douglas Murray's reflections from America in the days before the election.Tell us your thoughts on our podcasts and be in for a chance to win a bottle of Pol Roger champagne by filling out our podcast survey. Visit


This podcast was published on October 31, 2020



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Best of the Spectator

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Spectator Out Loud: Lloyd Evans, Lionel Shriver and Will Heaven


On this week's podcast, Lloyd Evans argues that the state should stop subsidising the National Theatre and start funding bingo halls (00:41). Then Lionel Shriver explains the trouble of taking back control (08:15). And finally, Will Heaven explores the dissolution of the Downside monastery (16:48).  


This podcast was published on September 05, 2020



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Best of the Spectator

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Spectator Out Loud: Lionel Shriver, Simon Cooper and Gerri Peev


On this week's podcast, Lionel Shriver says that the real determinant of coronavirus isn't race - it's obesity (01:00) Simon Cooper asks whether the return of beavers to English rivers is really something to be celebrated (09:35) Gerri Peev asks why the European Union keeps backing Bulgaria's kleptocratic government (15:40)


This podcast was published on August 22, 2020



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Spectator Out Loud: Owen Matthews, Lionel Shriver, and Peter Hitchens


Owen Matthews on Russia's plan to unleash chaos in the West (00:50); Lionel Shriver on the peculiar similarities between the open letter and the ransom note (11:00); and Peter Hitchens on why he won't be wearing a mask when he's giving blood (19:40).Spectator Out Loud is a weekly podcast featuring some of the writers from the issue that week, reading out their pieces. Click


This podcast was published on July 25, 2020



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We Must Defend Freedom Of Speech:Lionel Shriver & Brendan O'Neill


Lionel Shriver and Brendan O'Neill sit down with CIS fellow Monica Wilkie for The Woke Inquisition, an online discussion on the recent race crisis, protests in the UK, the BLM movement and cancel culture. Everything from The Golden Girls to brown rice is now ‘problematic’ as activists seek to erase anything ‘offensive.’ Is this akin to past censorious movements when books were burnt, and statues toppled or is this something different? W..


This podcast was published on July 24, 2020



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#35: Lionel Shriver on cancel culture and inter-generational disputes


Novelist Lionel Shriver joins Nick Cater to discuss her new novel 'The Motion of the Body through Space' and how literalism is killing literature


This podcast was published on June 27, 2020



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Lionel Shriver, THE MOTION OF THE BODY THROUGH SPACE


I had so much fun interviewing Lionel Shriver about her latest book, The Motion of the Body Through Space. Lionel's previous novels include the international best-seller We Need to Talk About Kevin, among other terrific books like Double Fault. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Lionel is witty and insightfu..


This podcast was published on May 14, 2020



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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

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Lionel Shriver "The Motion of the Body Through Space"


Lionel Shriver, best-selling author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, turns her razor-sharp eye on the fitness industry in her latest book, The Motion of the Body Through Space. Here she talks about some of the book’s major themes, including ageing and mortality, and when a healthy desire to keep fit tips over into an unhealthy fanaticism, akin to a religious conversion.SHOW NOTES:


This podcast was published on May 07, 2020



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Books, Books, Books

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Lionel Shriver


The award winning writer on the cult of exercise, the economic consequences of Covid-19 and her new book The Motion of the Body Through Space.


This podcast was published on May 07, 2020



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Headliners

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21: The cruelty of social distancing, with Lionel Shriver


Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about the catastrophe of lockdown, the horrors of the ‘new normal’, and our society’s immature response to death. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/


This podcast was published on May 05, 2020



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The Brendan O'Neill Show

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On this week's Teatulia Podcast, Ed Cumming is in conversation with author Lionel Shriver about her new short story collection, Property. They also touch on the controversies surrounding her Spectator columns, and the price authors pay for getting political.With Lionel Shriver.Presented by Ed Cumming.Produced by Nick Hilton for Podot.Visit https://teatuliabar.com/ to find more in..


This podcast was published on September 20, 2019



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Lionel Shriver: "I'll write what I damn well please"


The arts are battered and boxed in by the proliferating dos and don’ts of political correctness, the predations of gotcha identity politics and the hypersensitivities of the #MeToo movement. The John Bonython Lecture is the annual Gala event for the Centre for Independent Studies. Designed to advance the principles of free choice, individual liberty, defend cultural freedom and the open exchange of ideas – this year’s lecture was no differ..


This podcast was published on September 03, 2019



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Lionel Shriver: Identity Politics, Political Correctness and #MeToo


The arts are battered and boxed in by the proliferating dos and don’ts of political correctness, the predations of gotcha identity politics and the hypersensitivities of the #MeToo movement. The John Bonython Lecture is the annual Gala event for the Centre for Independent Studies. Designed to advance the principles of free choice, individual liberty, defend cultural freedom and the open exchange of ideas – this year’s lecture was no differ..


This podcast was published on September 03, 2019



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Lionel Shriver on Censorship, Cancel Culture and Free Speech


Here's a fascinating conversation we recorded with journalist and award-winning novelist Lionel Shriver.Support TRIGGERnometry:Paypal: https://bit.ly/2Tnz8yqhttps://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometryhttps://www.patreon.com/triggerpodFind TRIGGERnometry on Social Med..


This podcast was published on June 09, 2019



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The Lionel Shriver Edition


Lionel Shriver is an American journalist, author and Spectator columnist. Her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin – about a mother and her son who goes on to carry out a high school massacre – won the Orange Prize for fiction in 2005.  Shriver talks to Katy Balls about why she changed her name age 15, the struggles new writers face in the digital age and what role the media plays in the gun violence debate.


This podcast was published on April 19, 2019



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Women With Balls

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Lionel Shriver's Confessions - Belfast, Brexit and being an adopted Brit


Giles chats with novelist and columnist Lionel Shriver about growing up in a deeply religious family, living in Belfast during the Troubles, and Britain's great divide.


This podcast was published on April 08, 2019



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13. Lionel Shriver: [Part 1] Populism & The Battle for Brexit


Familiar to many from her appearances on Question Time, Newsnight etc., this week's guest is celebrated novelist & journalist Lionel Shriver, author of the award-winning novel "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (adapted into a 2011 film of the same name). A passionate Brexiteer and democrat, Shriver laments how the entrenched Remain establishment have seemingly used every means at their disposal to frustrate and hinder Brexit. She points out how t..


This podcast was published on March 31, 2019



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2: Lionel Shriver: liberty and identity


Identity politics, liberty, art, transgenderism and more -- novelist and cultural rebel Lionel Shriver joins Brendan O'Neill on the first episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show.  Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow


This podcast was published on September 23, 2018



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Lionel Shriver and celebrating the 100th birthday of Finland


Lionel Shriver on her new book and a celebration of Nordic writing.


This podcast was published on December 10, 2017



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Books and Authors

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Lionel Shriver


In this special episode, Lionel Shriver, the American writer best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, reads a new short story inspired by the news of 2017. She wrote it for the Word Factory and New Writing North for 'Citizen: The New Story, London's first festival exploring Citizenship', which takes place on November 10-12.  See


This podcast was published on November 03, 2017



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FT Weekend

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Lionel Shriver: might Donald Trump have dementia?


With Lionel Shriver. Presented by Lara Prendergast. This is an extract from The Spectator Podcast, available on iTunes.


This podcast was published on May 19, 2017



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Americano

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Lionel Shriver: What Makes Us Human?


The novelist Lionel Shriver tells us why it's money that makes us human.


This podcast was published on March 07, 2017



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What Makes Us Human with Jeremy Vine

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Lionel Shriver


Lionel Shriver is the author of 12 books. Perhaps most famously "We Need To Talk About Kevin", for which he won the Orange Prize. Born Margaret Ann in May 1957, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, as a teenager, she announced to her family that she would change her name to Lionel. A year later, she announced she would no longer be attending church with them. It has been said she writes mostly about characters who are hard to love. A serie..


This podcast was published on March 06, 2017



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It's a Long Story

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Lionel Shriver: "Terror as recreation"


Catharine Morris, at the 2016 Singapore Writers Festival, interviews the American novelist and journalist Lionel Shriver about Trump, Brexit and her unsettling new novel, The Mandibles. Find out more at www.the-tls.co.uk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio..


This podcast was published on November 18, 2016



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Lionel Shriver at the Cheltenham Literature Festival - October 2016


Lionel joined Damian and Rebecca Palmer from Corney & Barrow for A Book and a Bottle Salon at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Forget cheese and wine--we're pairing novels and bottles!


This podcast was published on October 27, 2016



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Lionel Shriver at the Cheltenham Literature Festival - October 2016


Lionel joined Damian and Rebecca Palmer from Corney & Barrow for A Book and a Bottle Salon at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Forget cheese and wine--we're pairing novels and bottles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


This podcast was published on October 27, 2016



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Lionel Shriver: Break A Rule A Day


When you're on a bicycle at a red light with no car or pedestrian in sight, do you still wait for the green? Do you obey every single law? Surely fearful compliance with every niggling regulation defies the much-vaunted "freedom" that is the premise of democracy. Maybe that’s what drives our fascination with film and fiction criminality: we envy renegades. Is breaking a rule a day better than an apple for your health? Lionel Shriver's..


This podcast was published on September 26, 2016



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Pindrop Podcast: Lionel Shriver Live at BAFTA with Simon Oldfield


In this episode of the Pindrop podcast, listen to a live recording of award-winning author Lionel Shriver, read her own unpublished short story, The ChapStick, exclusively for Pindrop at BAFTA 195, followed by a Q&A. Shriver's bestselling novels include Orange Prize winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin. Her latest novel, The Mandibles, has garnered excellent reviews. Recorded in collaboration with BAFTA 195 on 18 May 2016.


This podcast was published on June 02, 2016



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Short stories with Lionel Shriver


Orange Prize-winning novelist Lionel Shriver treats us to a short story reading. Shriver ('We Need to Talk about Kevin' and 'Big Brother') reads her short story 'Vermin'. On performing her short stories Shriver says: “When it works I like [the works] better. I like being able to deliver a line well… It’s nice to be able to deliver passages in the spirit that I wrote them, so that you can hear them as I hear them.” In partnership with Pin..


This podcast was published on April 13, 2016



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Lionel Shriver Reads T. C. Boyle


Lionel Shriver joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss T. C. Boyle’s  “Chicxulub,” from a 2004 issue of the magazine.


This podcast was published on September 01, 2015



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In Conversation with Lionel Shriver


Lionel Shriver writes big, feelingful, socially and emotionally engaged novels of everyday horror, perversion and compulsion in the tradition of Flaubert and Wharton. We Need To Talk About Kevin, a novel in letters written by the mother of a school shooter, won the prestigious Orange Prize in 2005 and became an international sensation. In this Sydney Ideas session she talks to University of Sydney academic and poet, Associate Professor Kate Lille..


This podcast was published on February 26, 2014



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VOICE - Lionel Shriver


Lionel Shriver talks to Sam Guglani at Medicine Unboxed 2013: Voice. Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.


This podcast was published on November 28, 2013



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Lionel Shriver - The Literary Salon - March 2013


Lionel Shriver reads from her new book Big Brother and talks to Damian


This podcast was published on July 06, 2013



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The Literary Salon

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Lionel Shriver - The Literary Salon - March 2013


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This podcast was published on July 06, 2013



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Lionel Shriver - We Need To Talk About Kevin


With the international release of the much anticipated film of We Need To Talk about Kevin in October, here's another chance to catch the World Book Club in which Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience talk to acclaimed American writer Lionel Shriver about this searing novel. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005, We Need To Talk about Kevin is the profoundly disturbing story of a boy who, shortly before his 16th birthday, kills seven ..


This podcast was published on October 01, 2011



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World Book Club

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World Book Club: Lionel Shriver


This month Harriett Gilbert talks to acclaimed American writer Lionel Shriver. Her prizewinning novel, We Need to Talk about Kevin, is the profoundly disturbing story of a boy who, shortly before his 16th birthday, kills seven classmates in a high school massacre. Grippingly but unreliably narrated through the letters from his mother to his absent father, the novel raises questions about culpability, the limits of maternal love and the nature ..


This podcast was published on July 09, 2009



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World Book Club

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Lionel Shriver - We Need to Talk About Kevin


Lionel Shriver joins James Naughtie and a studio audience to discuss her book We Need to Talk About Kevin, a novel about an unloved son who grows up to commit a horrifying crime.


This podcast was published on March 05, 2006



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Bookclub

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