Lionel Shriver

Apple Tree Yard author: Lionel Shriver is talking out of her ‘shiny white behind’ on cultural appropriation

16 February 2017 12:53

Pencils are being sharpened in the literary world as the row over cultural appropriation rumbles on. Last year Lionel Shriver…

Books podcast: Louise Doughty on Apple Tree Yard, Sherlock and Lionel Shriver

16 February 2017 10:47

This week in the books podcast, I’m talking to Louise Doughty — the author of the novel behind the hit…

Spectator Books of the Year: Why 1971 was the golden year for rock

19 December 2016 9:30

Lionel Shriver’s The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047 (Borough, £16.99) is set in a bankrupt America where the middle classes are foraging to…

A love letter to the lyrics of Levi Stubbs’ Tears by Billy Bragg

17 November 2016 13:05

With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home. That is not your average opening line. Most pop…

The ‘cultural appropriation’ brigade can’t even cope with fiction

15 September 2016 14:22

Here is one of those stories that matters even though it preoccupies the Guardian.  Last week the celebrated novelist Lionel Shriver gave…