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The Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Mandibles returns to Jewish Book Week to discuss her career, and to give an exclusive preview of her forthcoming novel. Her most recent book, The Motion Of The Body Through Space, was described as “scabrously funny” by The Guardian; Should We Stay or Should We Go, to be published this summer, introduces us to a married couple in their 80s facing the realities of a decades-old pact to avoid the ignominies of ageing. Lionel Shriver is in conversation with Sunday Telegraph columnist and author Zoe Strimpel.
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Lionel Shriver’s novels include Sunday Times bestsellers Big Brother and The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and The Orange Prize-winning international bestseller, We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian and the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn.
Zoe Strimpel is a historian of gender and intimacy in modern Britain, and a flagship columnist for the Sunday Telegraph. She is also the author of What the Hell Is He Thinking? All the Questions You Ever Asked About Men Answered (2010), The Man Diet: One Woman’s Quest to End Bad Romance (2012) and Seeking Love in Modern Britain: Gender, Dating and the Rise of ‘The Single’ (Bloomsbury, 2020).