SWF Lecture – Lionel Shriver: An Unflinching Eye Into TruthOrganised by: Singapore Writers Festival
Performed by: Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver is feted for the way she takes on huge contemporary issues, and in her latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, she wrestles with the spiralling effects of economic meltdown, such as poverty, theft and prostitution. The 2005 Orange Prize winner for We Need to Talk About Kevin will speak about her latest work, and its eerie resonance today. The 30-minute lecture will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
This session is made possible with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy
Lionel Shriver is the author of 12 novels, including the New York Times bestsellers So Much for That (a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award and the Wellcome Trust Book Prize) and The Post-Birthday World (Entertainment Weekly's 2007 Book of the Year). Winner of the 2005 Orange prize, the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin was adapted into a feature film in 2011. Shriver won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2014. Her work has been translated into 30 languages. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, a Sunday Times top-ten bestseller, was released this spring.