Congratulations are in order for the incredible author Lionel Shriver. This week she won the BBC National Short Story Award for a story first published in The New Yorker’s Fiction issue. You can reread the prize-winning “Kilifi Creek,” as well as Shriver’s thoughts on writing the story thanks to The New Yorker’s kindness and awesome archive.
Lionel Shriver is the author of several novels including So Much For That (a finalist for the National Book Award), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Orange Prize winner), and her latest novel Big Brother: A Novel. In addition to her work as a novelist, she has written several short stories which have appeared in renowned publications such as The New Yorker and works as a journalist. Her experience as a journalist has a wide range with her articles having appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Economist and many more.
WordTheatre is glad to have had the honor of performing her story “Prepositions” at The Arts Club in London. Read by the amazing Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) it was truly a captivating piece.