Rest Less are delighted to share a video of our exclusive evening with award winning author and journalist Lionel Shriver to celebrate the paperback launch of her new book, The Motion Of The Body Through Space.
In a hugely engaging and incredibly open session, Lionel answered questions posed by Rest Less members – giving us insight into her new book, her writing process, her relationship with exercise, and her view of the modern world and American politics. She also talked about her previous books, modern publishing and her desire to be a writer from the age of 9.
About Lionel Shriver
Lionel Shriver is a widely published journalist and the author of thirteen novels, including the New York Times Best Sellers, So Much for That (a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award and the Wellcome Trust Book Prize) and The Post-Birthday World (Entertainment Weekly’s 2007 Book of the Year).
Her book We Need to Talk About Kevin (Winner of the 2005 Orange Prize) is an international best seller and was adapted for a feature film by Lynne Ramsay in 2011. Lionel Shriver subsequently won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2014. Her twelfth novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029 – 2047, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Best Seller in 2016. Her work has been translated into 28 languages.
The Motion Of The Body Through Space
Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled – on her lonesome. But now that she’s hit 60, all that physical activity has taken its toll on her knees.
As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. The story of an obsession, a marriage, and a betrayal: The Motion Of The Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.