Lionel Shriver

No apology is ever enough for the digital mob

August 2, 2018 9:30 am

The most sorry person this week? American poet Anders Carlson-Wee.

A reply to my critics: Don’t fight racism with racism

June 22, 2018 1:39 pm

Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…

When diversity means uniformity

June 10, 2018 1:10 pm

I’d been suffering under the misguided illusion that the purpose of mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House was to sell…

I like a fight too much. That’s why I’ll never go on social media

May 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Twitter outrage about a few sectarian mugs has left Lionel Shriver glad to be in her fantasy world offline

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 17, 2018 3:16 pm

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Can you prove you’re not a racist?

April 1, 2018 6:11 pm

These days throwing insults often just means ‘I disagree with you’

The all give and no take of US taxes

March 2, 2018 11:00 am

Last week, the New York Times ran a very un-New-York-Times-y article, ‘Resentment Grows Over Who Gets Health Care Aid’. It…

Why not ban artists who forget to feed their cats or recycle?

February 21, 2018 9:50 am

Sometimes a picture — the big picture — is worth more than a thousand words. Consider this Art vs Artist,…

The lie that is recycling

January 23, 2018 2:50 pm

So much of what we carefully separate just ends up wasting energy

We don’t need to talk about gun control. After the horror of Vegas, we need to be dumbstruck

October 7, 2017 9:00 am

To my embarrassment, ever since my novel We Need to Talk About Kevin was published in 2003, I’ve been a…

Tear down statues? At this rate, we’ll have to rename New York

September 23, 2017 9:00 am

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, I took the monuments around the state capitol for granted. The first Confederate soldier…