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Speaker(s): Lionel Shriver
Recorded on 13 February 2010 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Lionel Shriver will be discussing and reading from her new novel So Much for That on the cusp of release in March. Described in HarperCollins's spring catalogue as "about illness, death, and money", Shriver's latest explores four different scenarios with a medical aspect, in a kind of literary "ER". The book examines the catastrophic personal fall-out of America's dysfunctional health-care system, while also raising tough questions that all Western countries are having to wrestle with--the most signal among them: how much money is one life worth?