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Lionel Shriver

Author of We Need to Talk about Kevin

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Lionel Shriver was born Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She changed her first name because of her preference for it. She was educated at Barnard College, and Columbia University (BA, MFA). She has lived in Nairobi, Bangkok and Belfast, and currently lives in London. Shriver wrote seven novels and published six (one novel could not find a publisher) before writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, which she called her "make or break" novel. She won the 2005 Orange Prize for her eighth published novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, a thriller and close study of maternal ambivalence, and the role it might have played in the title character's decision to murder nine people at his high school. The book created a lot of controversy, and achieved success through word of mouth. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 was published in May 2016. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Post-Birthday World 1,714 copies, 57 reviews
So Much for That 984 copies, 53 reviews
Big Brother 705 copies, 74 reviews
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 594 copies, 38 reviews
Double Fault 372 copies, 12 reviews
The New Republic 213 copies, 17 reviews
A Perfectly Good Family 209 copies, 6 reviews
Should We Stay or Should We Go? 142 copies, 9 reviews
Game Control 111 copies, 4 reviews
The Female of the Species 76 copies, 2 reviews
Checker and the Derailleurs 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Standing Chandelier 44 copies, 7 reviews
The Feminine Mystique (Introduction, some editions) 4,150 copies, 43 reviews
The Queen's Gambit (Introduction, some editions) 1,556 copies, 75 reviews
Mr. Bridge (Introduction, some editions) 592 copies, 21 reviews
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Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre (Contributor) 251 copies, 20 reviews
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