It's hard to classify Lionel Shriver's latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, as futuristic dystopian fiction if for no other reason than the present direction and momentum of the U.S. could bring us something like Shriver's vision in a decade or so.
It’s hard to classify Lionel Shriver’s latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, as futuristic dystopian fiction
Renee Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing. She has had television and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four, and Capital Films. Disclaimer is Renee's first novel.
Considering the fact that women remain woefully underrepresented in the literary world, it came as a pleasant surprise today that this year's prestigious BBC National Short Story Awards shortlist is entirely -- as in 100 percent -- dominated by females.
"You think you're tired? You don't know what tired is." "You don't have children, so you won't understand." "Wait until your
After a series of little-known novels throughout the 1990s, Shriver burst into the public conscience with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2003. Her latest novel, Big Brother, is a sobering look at obesity and its effect on relationships.
During the long year that The Forever Marriage was circulating, I sought out portraits of imperfect but redeemable women.
Between my debut and this book, an entirely different novel and a few other partial manuscripts had languished: unfinished, unloved. No wonder I've always been drawn to stories of other novelists with unpublished or simply abandoned novels.
The film hasn't received any Oscar nominations, but Ramsay demonstrates that her uniquely Scottish sensibility translates remarkably well stateside.
Bigotry. Intolerance. Censorship. Not words that you would normally associate with a literature festival. Yet, over the last six days at the Jaipur Literature Festival, they've dominated panel discussions, been whispered during readings, and littered furious debates around tea stalls.