Lionel Shriver

Standard Name: Shriver, Lionel


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Literary responses Ali Smith
A. S. Byatt praised Smith's novel as sharp, witty, innovatory and moving,
Byatt, A. S. “An exciting event this year has been the publication. ”. The Times Literary Supplement, No. 5670, p. 9.
while Lionel Shriver , reviewing for the Financial Times, was especially taken with the photo researcher's story, particularly the hilariously awkward...
Occupation Kamila Shamsie
In 2015, KS published a provocative piece in The Guardian, challenging publishers and authors to correct gender imbalance in the industry by making 2018 the year of publishing only women in the UK...
Reception Jane Gardam
The TLS reviewer, Ruth Scurr , used as yardstick for this novel Kipling 's writings about his parallel childhood trauma and experience of evil (related in the story Baa Baa Black Sheep).
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
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19 February 1963: US feminist Betty Friedan caused a furore...

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19 February 1963

US feminist Betty Friedan caused a furore by publishing The Feminine Mystique, an examination of the way that women's lives are cramped by socially accepted ideals of femininity.

13 June 2005: The week after winning the Orange Prize for...

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13 June 2005

The week after winning the Orange Prize for Fiction with her novelWe Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver contributed a thoughtful piece to the Guardian about how women in competitive situations differ from men.


Shriver, Lionel. “’I acted like a man—and prepared for victory’”. Guardian Unlimited Books.
Shriver, Lionel. “There But For The”. Financial Times.