Lionel Shriver

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Beth Lamb Named Associate Publisher at Vintage Anchor - Posted June 27, 2013
A number of publishing organizations have announced new hires this past week. Beth Lamb will move from Rodale to Random House's Vintage Anchor imprint as vice president and associate publisher. She will report to Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group executive vice president Anne Messitte. ... [GalleyCat]

Welcome To The 2010 National Book Awards - Posted November 17, 2010
Good evening from the 61st National Book Awards. While we await who will be the winner, we got the scoop on some of the favorites. While no one knows yet who might win, book bloggers, journalists and publishing folks had their eyes on a couple titles. H... [GalleyCat]

Ron Charles Reviews 5 Fiction Books in 5 Minutes - Posted November 10, 2010
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Lionel Shriver Exposes "Something Unwholesome" About Creative Writing MFA Programs - Posted April 21, 2010
Novelist and MFA-graduate Lionel Shriver gave her candid opinion about higher level writing courses in an interview with Big Think last week. Watch the video embed... [GalleyCat]

Shriver Takes UK TV Diet to Task - Posted August 27, 2007
The Scotsman reports that Lionel Shriver has condemned British TV for patronizing its audience and broadcasting an endless diet of property and weight-loss programs and cruel game shows. In a speech to the Edinburgh International Television Festival, the bestselling author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD... [GalleyCat]

They Think They Need to Talk About Shriver - Posted June 14, 2007
In this week's Telegraph, Mark Sanderson opens his literary life column with a rather snarky bit about Lionel Shriver and her latest novel, THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD. "HarperCollins must be regretting their decision to fork out 500,000 pounds to Shriver," Sanderson writes, pointing out that the novel has sold a mere 2,500... [GalleyCat]

Michiko Likes Fiction Again! - Posted May 8, 2007
A few months ago I did an impromptu search through the New York Times archives to find empirical evidence that lead book critic Michiko Kakutani has, indeed, developed a distaste for fiction. And for all of 2006, the only two novels she liked were Dana Spiotta's EAT THE DOCUMENT and Dave... [GalleyCat]

Shriver's Fine Line Between Writing and Reviewing - Posted May 7, 2007
Anyone who reviews books, wants to review books or works with books are well advised to read Lionel Shriver's essay in Saturday's Telegraph. There she lays bare the conundrum of being a fiction writer reviewing other people's fiction - and the trouble she will probably fall into as a result. "Were... [GalleyCat]

Lionel Shriver's Hard Choices - Posted March 19, 2007
Sarah Lyall at the New York Times sits down with Lionel Shriver in her South London home as reviews pour in for the Orange Prize winner's latest novel, THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD. And even if the literary world doesn't quite know what to make of Shriver - who grabbed headlines with her... [GalleyCat]