Lionel Shriver returned to Pin Drop for this very special evening during the British Academy’s prestigious biennial Literature Week, which brings together leading writers for series of public events. Exclusively for Pin Drop, Shriver will give the first public reading of her short story, Kilifi Creek, which won the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. The evening was hosted against the glorious backdrop of the British Academy’s home at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, overlooking St. James’s Park and The Mall.
Shriver, is an award-winning and bestselling author, who won the 2006 Orange Prize for her gripping and extraordinary book, We Need To Talk About Kevin, which was made into a film starring Tilda Swinton. Shriver’s latest novel, Big Brother, garnered rave reviews. Shriver commented about reading for Pin Drop, “it is especially gratifying to be able to read a whole story, which is a fuller experience for both the writer and listener than a novel extract.”