Author Lionel Shriver touring South Africa for launch of Should We Stay or Should We Go

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Lionel Shriver. (Photo: Supplied)
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BOOK: Should we Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver


Lionel Shriver, author of the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, is on tour in South Africa. 

Following her appearance at the Franschhoek Literary Festival, she will launch her latest novel, Should We Stay or Should We Go, in conversation with Michele Magwood, at Exclusive Books Hyde Park on Tuesday 17 May at 18:00.

Should We Stay or Should We Go is about a couple in their 50s who are determined to die with dignity, so they make a pact: to commit suicide together once they’ve both turned 80. But a lot can happen in 30 years...

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Lionel Shriver's Should We Stay or Should We G
Lionel Shriver's Should We Stay or Should We Go.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT

‘Hilarious… Fiery phrases spit and crackle. Disgust expands and bursts into belly laughs… a very funny book’ Sunday Times

‘Thought-provoking, timely, and extremely funny’ Metro

‘Shriver said that her favourite novels are those that pack both an intellectual and emotional punch. With Should We Stay or Should We Go, she’s added triumphantly to their number’ The Times

‘Witty and thought-provoking’ Woman’s Weekly

‘I think Shriver’s novels are wonderful… fun, smart and, perhaps because of their author’s unconventional political views, unlike anything else you’ll read’ Financial Times

‘Entertaining and poignant’ Daily Mail

‘Very moving… Shriver has the magic ability to make the reader invested in the fate – fates, I should say – of her characters’ Daily Telegraph

‘Wickedly witty’ Spectator

‘Decidedly timely’ Scotsman

‘This sharp-elbowed satire is also a brusquely tender portrait of enduring love’ Washington Post

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