The Human Condition
We were delighted to launch two great works of fiction: Amy Bloom’s Where the God of Love Hangs Out and So Much for That, by the author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver.
The two American authors discussed love in and outside marriage, families tested by illness, unconventional relations, social constraints and the universal yearning for happiness; themes they treat with their usual intelligence and insightfulness.
Amy Bloom is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Her latest novel, Away, is an epic story about a Russian immigrant. She lives in Connecticut and teaches at Yale University.
Lionel Shriver’s novels include The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk about Kevin, A Perfectly Good Family, and Checker and the Derailleurs. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London.