Lionel Shriver Keynote Speaker

  • American journalist and author
  • Winner of Orange prize for fiction with "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2005)
  • Known for tackling sensitive and controversial subject matters

Lionel Shriver's Biography

Lionel Shriver is a Uk based, award winning novelist and journalist, whose books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Lionel is perhaps best-known for winning the 2005 Orange Prize for her eighth published novel, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (Harper, 2003), 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 sold over one million copies worldwide and created a lot of controversy, achieving its success through word of mouth.

“So Much for That” (Harper, 2010) offered a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system, and was a New York Times best-seller. Her latest book, “Big Brother” (The Borough Press, 2014), focuses on America’s extremely demented relationship with food and weight.   Her 2021 book’ Should we Stay or Should we go’ explores issues around end of life decisions.

She is widely published as a journalist, writing features, columns, op-eds, and book reviews for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, Marie Claire, and many other publications. She is also frequently interviewed on television, radio, and in print media.

 

Read More

Videos of Lionel Shriver

On her book, 'Big Brother' (2013)
On her book, 'Big Brother' (2013)
On her book, 'The New Republic' (2012)
On her book, 'The New Republic' (2012)

Blogs & Articles

The Spectator

Books by Lionel Shriver

Should We Stay or Should We Go: A Novel
We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel

Check Lionel Shriver's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Lionel Shriver to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    David Lough Speaker
    Exclusive
    David Lough
    Historian, Author and Broadcaster
    Elif Shafak Speaker
    Elif Shafak Speaker
    Exclusive
    Elif Shafak
    Insightful and inspirational speaker on issues of equality, identity, new humanism, spirituality and geopolitics internationally.
    Merlin Sheldrake Speaker
    Merlin Sheldrake Speaker
    Exclusive
    Merlin Sheldrake
    Biologist and bestselling author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures
    Georgina Godwin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Georgina Godwin
    Accomplished Speaker on geopolitics and skilled moderator
    Jeremy Myerson Speaker
    Jeremy Myerson Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeremy Myerson
    Expert on bringing inclusive approach to the future of work
    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Jane Green Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jane Green
    New York Times Best-Selling Author and TV and Radio Contributor
    Ali Tabrizi Speaker
    Ali Tabrizi Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ali Tabrizi
    Filmmaker, Conservationist and Director of Netflix’s groundbreaking documentary, Seaspiracy
    Kirby Ferguson Speaker
    Exclusive
    Kirby Ferguson
    Viral Film Producer
    Francis Wolff Speaker
    Exclusive
    Francis Wolff
    French Philosopher and Author