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Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Reviews

"Compelling...ingenious...inspired." -- The Evening Standard (London)
"The Post-Birthday World is a...radical book." -- The Scotsman
."..unique..." -- South-East Advertiser (Australia)
"Best novel of '07." -- Entertainment Weekly
"Shriver is a terrific, intelligent writer." -- Bookseller (London)
"Witty, formidably bright author.Lively parts." -- Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Provocative..The Post-Birthday World is.as unflinching as they come." -- New York Times
"Hugely entertaining.tackles the dueling human needs for passion and security with fierce, witty honesty." -- Vogue
"Provocative...stunningly intense." -- New York Daily News
"Daring [and] dazzling." -- More Magazine
."..hot..." -- Time magazine
."..fascinating..." -- Christian Science Monitor
."..enjoyable..." -- Sunday Times (London)
."..candid..." -- Entertainment Weekly
This is a compulsive, clever, wise and witty novel. --The Times (London)
...hot... --Time magazine
...candid... --Entertainment Weekly
Witty, formidably bright author Lively parts --Denver Rocky Mountain News
Shriver is very obviously a perceptive observer and clever chronicler of the human condition, in all its messy, unresolved glory. --The Nelson Mail (New Zealand)
Compelling...ingenious...inspired. --The Evening Standard (London)
Ingenious....there is an impressive freshness in her treatment. The writing is intelligent, the characterisation thoughtful, the insights into love, sex and snooker sharp. After her acclaimed 2003 novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Shriver confirms her reputation as an original talent. --Mail on Sunday
Ingenious...delightful...[Shriver] has produced a novel that s equal parts entertainment and psychological massage. --Philadelphia Inquirer
...unique... --South-East Advertiser (Australia)
[A] tour de force in literary structure and mastery of language...engrossing. --Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
...fascinating... --Christian Science Monitor
...enjoyable... --Sunday Times (London)
The Post-Birthday World is a...radical book. --The Scotsman
Shriver writes with elegance and a loaded intensity...she is a brilliant, witty storyteller and the book is utterly compelling. --Weekend Australian
Provocative...stunningly intense. --New York Daily News
Daring [and] dazzling. --More Magazine
Hugely entertaining tackles the dueling human needs for passion and security with fierce, witty honesty. --Vogue
Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters and putting them in less-than-simple situations Highly engrossing novel --San Francisco Chronicle
Best novel of 07. --Entertainment Weekly
Shriver writes with much intelligence and wryness....The twofold nature of the plot...makes for enlightening reading. --Irish Times
Shriver s an extraordinary writer. Her perceptiveness of male-female relationships is unsettling, dangerous, familiar and voyeuristic. [The Post-Birthday World is] impossible to put down. --Daily Telegraph (Australia
Provocative .The Post-Birthday World is as unflinching as they come. --New York Times
Shriver is a terrific, intelligent writer. --Bookseller (London)
Original and involving...convincing and beautifully told. Highly recommended. --Library Journal
Extraordinary...Before it was co-opted and trivialized by chick lit, romantic love was a subject that writers from Flaubert to Tolstoy deemed worthy of artistic and moral scrutiny. This is the tradition into which Shriver s novel fits. --Entertainment Weekly
"Shriver writes with much intelligence and wryness....The twofold nature of the plot...makes for enlightening reading."--Irish Times
"Daring [and] dazzling."--More Magazine
"[A] tour de force in literary structure and mastery of language...engrossing."--Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
"The Post-Birthday World is a...radical book."--The Scotsman
"Ingenious...delightful...[Shriver] has produced a novel that's equal parts entertainment and psychological massage."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Provocative...stunningly intense."--New York Daily News
"Shriver is very obviously a perceptive observer and clever chronicler of the human condition, in all its messy, unresolved glory."--The Nelson Mail (New Zealand)
"Shriver's an extraordinary writer. Her perceptiveness of male-female relationships is unsettling, dangerous, familiar and voyeuristic. [The Post-Birthday World is] impossible to put down."--Daily Telegraph (Australia
"Witty, formidably bright author...Lively parts..."--Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Provocative....The Post-Birthday World is...as unflinching as they come."--New York Times
"Compelling...ingenious...inspired."--The Evening Standard (London)
"Shriver writes with elegance and a loaded intensity...she is a brilliant, witty storyteller and the book is utterly compelling."--Weekend Australian
."..hot..."--Time magazine
."..unique..."--South-East Advertiser (Australia)
"Shriver is a terrific, intelligent writer."--Bookseller (London)
"Ingenious....there is an impressive freshness in her treatment. The writing is intelligent, the characterisation thoughtful, the insights into love, sex and snooker sharp. After her acclaimed 2003 novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Shriver confirms her reputation as an original talent."--Mail on Sunday
."..fascinating..."--Christian Science Monitor
"This is a compulsive, clever, wise and witty novel."--The Times (London)
"Best novel of '07."--Entertainment Weekly
."..candid..."--Entertainment Weekly
"Hugely entertaining...tackles the dueling human needs for passion and security with fierce, witty honesty."--Vogue
"Original and involving...convincing and beautifully told. Highly recommended."--Library Journal
."..enjoyable..."--Sunday Times (London)
"Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters and putting them in less-than-simple situations...Highly engrossing novel..."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Extraordinary...Before it was co-opted and trivialized by chick lit, romantic love was a subject that writers from Flaubert to Tolstoy deemed worthy of artistic and moral scrutiny. This is the tradition into which Shriver's novel fits."--Entertainment Weekly
..".unique..."--South-East Advertiser (Australia)
..".hot..."--Time magazine
..".candid..."--Entertainment Weekly
..".fascinating..."--Christian Science Monitor
..".enjoyable..."--Sunday Times (London)

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