Catch up: Literature and freedom of speech – Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver gave the first 2018-19 Arts and Humanities Prokhorov Lecture on the topic: Literature and freedom of speech (1 November 2018).


Lecture and interviews

Watch Lionel Shriver's Prokhorov Lecture on literature and freedom of speech.



Interview with Lionel Shriver (part 1) on identity politics:

Interview with Lionel Shriver (part 2) on cultural appropriation:


About our speaker

Lionel Shriver is a bestselling writer and journalist. Her novels include We Need to Talk about Kevin (2003), which was serialised on BBC 4 Radio and made into a Hollywood film starring Tilda Swinton.

Among her other novels is the satirical So Much for That (2010), which explores the flaws of the high-cost American health care system and its often devastating effects on the lives of ordinary people.

Lionel Shriver has written for The Guardian as well the Financial Times, The Economist, and The New York Times.