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Lionel Shriver

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Lionel Shriver (born May 18, 1957) is an American journalist and author who lives in the United Kingdom. She is best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005 and was adapted into the 2011 film of the same name, starring Tilda Swinton.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2005) : We Need to Talk About Kevin
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel winner (2005) : We Need to Talk About Kevin
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel nominee (2006) : We Need to Talk About Kevin
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : So Much for That
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2017) : The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

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