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Resisting censorship

Last month, 58 writers, journalists and artists signed a letter in the Sunday Times in support of JK Rowling, condemning the ‘onslaught of abuse’ she has received regarding her views on sex, gender and trans rights. Signatories included Tom Stoppard, Ian McEwan and Lionel Shriver. Three days... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-04 20:35:25 UTC ]
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‘The Motion of the Body Through Space’ is a fitness industry satire weighed down by its own heavy-handedness

Lionel Shriver’s novel is more determined to make its point than to make us consider what it means to tend a body for the long haul. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-26 15:48:36 UTC ]
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Asian Booklist: my response to the exhausting diversity debate

I don’t ever want to be pitted against Lionel Shriver because, frankly, I’m intimidated by her. Shriver is successful, wealthy and powerful and has that brisk, irascible manner of formidable older women who just don’t give a damn anymore.  I was wary then when I was recently asked on a BBC... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 11:08:20 UTC ]
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Top 10 most-read Bookseller stories of 2018

Lionel Shriver's controversial opinion piece on diversity, a publishing start-up offering aspiring writers a £24k salary and Waterstones' shock acquisition of Foyles all feature in the Top 10 most-read stories on The Bookseller website in 2018. But what's at number one? Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Wilful misreading': Lionel Shriver replies to critics in diversity row

Novelist responds to the reaction against her comments on diversity in publishing, accusing her critics of ‘malicious misinterpretation’Lionel Shriver has responded to the vituperative row that followed her recent comments about Penguin Random House’s diversity scheme, saying that it was not... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver replies to her critics

Lionel Shriver has replied to 2016's WriteNow mentees, who recently penned an open letter condemning the author's views on diversity expressed in a column the Spectator. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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We’re now confusing diversity and equality. Which is our priority? | Kenan Malik

Neither Lionel Shriver nor Penguin seem to understand the nature of their argumentWhat do we mean by diversity? And why is it good – or not?For all the myriad debates about diversity today, such questions are rarely addressed in any depth. The latest hoo-ha was generated by a Lionel Shriver... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An open letter to Lionel Shriver

The 2016 cohort of WriteNow mentees react to Lionel Shriver's ‘When diversity meets uniformity’ Spectator column.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher defends diversity drive after Lionel Shriver's attack

Penguin Random House has responded to the novelist’s criticisms, saying it aims to ‘reflect the society in which we live’Lionel Shriver’s blistering assertion that, “drunk on virtue”, Penguin Random House is putting diversity ahead of literary excellence has been dismissed by the publisher,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver attacks Penguin publisher's inclusion policy

Lionel Shriver says the "dissemination of good books" should be most important for publishers. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH 'drunk on virtue' over diversity drive, says Shriver

Lionel Shriver has branded Penguin Random House (PRH) "drunk on virtue" after seeing a "by turns fascinating, comical and depressing" questionnaire for authors to complete as part of its diversity drive. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shriver denounces 'politically correct censorship' in literature

Lionel Shriver has criticised the "politically correct censorship" in fiction and urged writers to take a stance against it. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shriver to narrate novella for Borough Press

The Borough Press is publishing the first standalone novella by Lionel Shriver this November: a "biting" examination of love and ownership entitled The Standing Chandelier. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

Among the big titles American agents will be talking up in the rights center at Frankfurt are a memoir by David Lynch, an update on Cinderella, and a short story collection from Lionel Shriver. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hot Property Shriver seals six-figure HC deal

HarperCollins has signed a six-figure deal with Lionel Shriver for world English-language rights to Property. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cover Story: ‘The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047’

Welcome to Cover Story, a new PW column that looks at the art and science of book-jacket design. First up: 'The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047' by Lionel Shriver. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver: Interview

Orange Prize-winning author Lionel Shriver tells Tom Tivnan how her futuristic vision of a toppled global power in her new novel The Mandibles came to fruition. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women's literary prizes are 'problematic' says Lionel Shriver

Author Lionel Shriver has said literary prizes just for women are "problematic", while calling International Women's Day "creepy" at an event to mark the occasion. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver rubbishes plans for dedicated Year of Publishing Women

The novelist has called Kamila Shamsie’s campaign for a pledge to publish only female authors in 2018 ‘a ridiculous idea’Lionel Shriver has called her fellow novelist Kamila Shamsie’s suggestion of a year publishing only women “rubbish”.Shamsie made the provocative call last year, citing gender... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shriver wins BBC National Short Story Award

Lionel Shriver has won the BBC National Short Story Award 2014 for her story “Kilifi Creek... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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