Lionel Shriver at the Royal Academy of Arts

10 October 2014

We were extremely pleased to welcome back Lionel Shriver to Pin Drop for a very special evening in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts.

Shriver, the Orange Prize-winning novelist, was one of our first ever narrators at the Simon Oldfield Gallery in 2013.  She is an incredible narrator of her own work and here read one of her own short stories selected in response to the Royal Academy’s landmark Anselm Kiefer exhibition. The evening was introduced by Royal Academy’s Director of Artistic Programmes, Tim Marlow, who later moderated a Q&A with Shriver.

Lionel Shriver commented, “Packed, attentive audience in a venue so beautiful and august that the challenge was to live up to it.  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.  Long may the cooperation between the RA and Pin Drop continue.  It’s a killer combo.”