Lionel Shriver in conversation with David Leser

Byron Writers Festival and NORPA presents

Lionel Shriver | In conversation with David Leser

Arguably the most perceptive and topical author of our times discussing her new novel The Mandibles. Join Lionel Shriver, Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin in conversation with David Leser.

The Mandibles is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon.

Lionel Shriver’s books include the international bestselling We Need to Talk About Kevin as well as Big Brother, New Republic, So Much For That, The Post-Birthday World, Double Fault and Game Control. Her latest book is The Mandibles (2016). She writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The Independent. Lionel lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

About David Leser
David Leser is a Walkley-award winning journalist who has worked in Australia, North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia for the past thirty seven years. He has worked as a feature writer for the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Melbourne Age, HQ magazine, the Bulletin, Good Weekend, the Australian Women’s Weekly, Italian and German Vanity Fair, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He has also worked as a Washington D.C, Jerusalem and Paris-based correspondent.

David is the author of 6 books, including his most recent memoir: To Begin to Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father which was shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography Award. He is also editor of Paul Kelly: The Essays (2012), as well as Executive Producer of the award-winning Australian documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me. Born in Montreal, David also works as a public interviewer, guest lecturer, mentor, and speech writer. He has two daughters, Jordan, a singer-songwriter, and Hannah, a photographer, and lives in Sydney.


Adults $35
Concession & Byron Writers Festival members $30
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