Lionel Shriver is an author and journalist. Her most recent novel is Big Brother.
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.
At a Brooklyn dinner party everyone can agree that Donald Trump is a monster. Can’t they?
A prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is plotted on an intentionally smaller scale than its apocalyptic big brother.
Although I wasn’t presuming that the Troubles would continue till Doomsday, I didn’t see the 1998 Belfast Agreement coming.
Franzen's prose exemplifies the 2011 Booker judges’ exalted “readability”, but his life has become a soap opera not of his making.
Toni Morrison has plenty of laurels on which to rest - and this new novel isn't terrible. But given the choice, I'd read Beloved anyday.
In Sarah Waters’ new novel she shows herself to be a dab hand at conveying the immediacy of the past with no whiff of mothballs.