Lionel Shriver's novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian and the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.
Praise for Big Brother:
`Big Brother is brilliant, very different from Kevin but equally compelling. A great tale of a challenging modern problem and the power of sibling devotion' Dawn O'Porter
`Glorious, fearless, almost fanatically hard-working prose.
Nothing here feels half-hearted or accidental. There is so much to
revel and enjoy...and the result is writing of a beauty and
character that is lamentably missing from so much literary
`Her best novel yet...who would have thought that a novel about
a diet could be so moving, and so suspenseful?'
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`Shriver is wonderful at the things she is always wonderful
`Shriver is a brilliant writer. She has a strong, clear and strangely seductive voice. The characters are strong. The tensions - and hope, and disappointments, and struggles - are well done . . . so moving it will make you want to gasp or cry' SUNDAY TIMES
`From the start I was gripped by its story. Once again, Shriver
has provided much food for thought'
`Lionel Shriver's Big Brother has the muscle to overpower its readers. It is a conversation piece of impressive heft' THE NEW YORK TIMES
`Piercingly bleak in tone and formally original in execution. It takes the reader by surprise, reminding us, not a moment too soon, that Shriver is a novelist as well as a polemicist. The push-and-pull of a marriage is something that Shriver continues to write exceptionally well. Shriver turns the story on its head and brings a novelist's panache to the true-life tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH
`Big Brother finds the funny - and the pathos - in fat'