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23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman

Posted 09.10.2013 | Women

Whether or not a woman wants to have children is a very personal decision. Unfortunately, it's also one of those things that everyone seems to feel em...

Interview: Lionel Shriver on Big Brother and the Obesity Epidemic

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.29.2013 | Books
Chris Sosa

After a series of little-known novels throughout the 1990s, Shriver burst into the public conscience with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2003. Her latest novel, Big Brother, is a sobering look at obesity and its effect on relationships.

In Praise of Flawed Women

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Ann Bauer

During the long year that The Forever Marriage was circulating, I sought out portraits of imperfect but redeemable women.

Stuck Writers, Second Novels, and Empty Boats

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

Between my debut and this book, an entirely different novel and a few other partial manuscripts had languished: unfinished, unloved. No wonder I've always been drawn to stories of other novelists with unpublished or simply abandoned novels.

From Glasgow to Glory: Director Lynne Ramsay on We Need to Talk About Kevin

Dan Lybarger | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

The film hasn't received any Oscar nominations, but Ramsay demonstrates that her uniquely Scottish sensibility translates remarkably well stateside.

A View From Inside The Jaipur Literature Festival

Monisha Rajesh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Monisha Rajesh

Bigotry. Intolerance. Censorship. Not words that you would normally associate with a literature festival. Yet, over the last six days at the Jaipur Literature Festival, they've dominated panel discussions, been whispered during readings, and littered furious debates around tea stalls.

Palaces, Camels, Salman, and Oprah: If It's January, It Must be the Jaipur Literature Festival

Victoria Lautman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

To describe the Jaipur Literature Festival as the rambunctious love-spawn of the mercantile-minded Frankfurt Book Fair and free-spirited Woodstock barely scratches the surface of this spectacle.

Best Film Adaptations Of Books

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

One of the hot properties at Cannes was the film version of Lionel Shriver's bestselling We Need to Talk About Kevin, but it's the rare book that make...

Battle Royal: US vs. UK Book Covers

themillions.com | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Like we did last year, we're going to have a little fun comparing the U.S. and U.K. book cover designs of this year's Rooster contenders. ...

Why Book Review Equality Matters

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If women's books aren't reviewed, when women's books are declared "less literary, and when women's books on family are declared women's fiction, while men's domestic books are declared brave and eye-opening, it adds many pounds to the micro-inequality pile.

Is Lionel Shriver America's Best Living Writer?

The Millions | Kevin Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With her new novel, So Much for That, Lionel Shriver strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer. This won't s...

The Orange Prize: Who Were the UK's Favorite Winners?

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning novel Wolf Hall enters the final straight on even odds to take the Orange prize this evening, Lionel Shriver's...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Too busy basking in the first days of Spring to check the book reviews this weekend? Check out some of the highlights below. "Lonelyhearts: The Screw...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Check out some highlights below. "The Big Short," Michael Lewis The New York Times No one writes with...