Last updated: 6 july, 2009 - 12:21 GMT

Duration: 53 minutes

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On this month's World Book Club Harriett Gilbert talks to acclaimed American writer Lionel Shriver about her best-selling novel We Need to Talk about Kevin.

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005, We Need to Talk about Kevin is the profoundly disturbing story of a boy who, shortly before his 16th birthday, kills seven classmates in a high school massacre.

Grippingly but unreliably narrated through the letters of his mother, Eva, to his absent father Franklin the novel raises questions about culpability, the limits of maternal love and the nature of evil itself. We Need to Talk about Kevin is a book we need to talk about!

Book list:

Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN-13: 978-1-85242-467-1

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