"Urgent, unblinking, articulate fiction."
Sunday Times on We Need to Talk About Kevin
"It's hard to imagine a more striking demolition job on the American myth of the perfect suburban family."
The Sunday Telegraph on We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lionel Shriver's brutally compelling international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin kicked up a hornet's nest of controversy with its frank and disturbing confrontation with the ultimate taboo — a mother's ambivalence to her own child. Shriver is the author of six previous novels and a provocative journalist, commentator and Guardian columnist.
Her latest novel The Post-Birthday World is a subtly perceptive “what if” scenario in which the life of Irena McGovern hangs in the balance between dual futures. Join the Orange Prize-winning novelist as she contemplates fate, the pursuit of perfection and the rigours of cause and effect.