Lionel Shriver in Conversation

Since We Need to Talk About Kevin, her dazzling novel about the mother of a high school murderer, won the Orange Prize in 2005 and catapulted her to international fame, Lionel Shriver has continued her fearless exploration of some of the biggest questions of our time.

From illness in So Much for That to love in The Post-Birthday World and terrorism in The New Republic, Shriver skewers her targets with wit, style and intelligence. Her bold new novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, is no exception, charting the disintegration of one affluent family as financial crisis engulfs an America of the near future.

The event is chaired by writer Cathy Rentzenbrink.