Lionel Shriver: Libraries are expressions of social generosity

PhotoAfter all the anticipation and, let’s be frank here, anxiety around the Lionel Shriver interview that I have been badgering all of you with for weeks now, I am delighted to say that it was great!

Lionel and I chatted in the cosy little library at her hotel and, over cups of coffee, it felt to me like all the bookish chats that I have ever had with any of my dear friends. Part of the reason for this is that Shriver is unambiguously a library lover. This is very clear in the audio clip below which you should listen  to as it will lift your spirits, warm the cockles of your heart and get your toes tapping – enough with all the body parts already.

At the end of the interview, Shriver drifted off to TV One (see her  interview on Breakfast) and I floated down Queen Street on cloud nine certain that she would rather be chatting to a librarian. Good on us!

There will be a fuller blog on this interview in a later post, but in the meantime, kick back with the audio clip and smile!