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Ian McEwan        

English Novelist and Screenwriter

Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970. He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000. In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday, and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards. McEwan has been named the Reader's Digest Author of the Year for 2008, the 2010 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, and in 2011 was awarded the Jerusalem Prize.

McEwan lives in London. His most recent novel is "The Children Act."


Book Review: 'The Children Act,' By Ian McEwan | : NPR

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark ...

Ian McEwan's 'The Children Act': book review - NY Daily News

Fiona Maye sits in judgment quite literally over the messy, fraught lives of others, in Ian McEwan's beautifully measured novel "The Children Act."

Science and Religion Clash in Ian McEwan's New Novel - WSJ

Ian McEwan has written best-selling novels and won literature's top laurels, but he still starts each new manuscript with the anxiety of a rookie. Although his 13th  ...

Ian McEwan: referendums such as Brexit vote remind me of Third ...

Author also compares those who attack judges to Robespierre during French Revolution.

Ian McEwan talks 'Nutshell', his forthcoming novel narrated in utero ...

Atonement author Ian McEwan returns with his latest novel, Nutshell, this September — and it's shaping up to be a weird one, in the very best way. Here's a ...

An Unborn Baby Overhears Plans for a Murder in Ian McEwan's ...

Ian McEwan's compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.

Novelist Ian McEwan Explains Why His Latest Narrator Is a Fetus ...

For a short book, Ian McEwan's Nutshell has a lot going on: an affair, a murder, a cover-up, and a fully cognizant, wine-guzzling fetus who also just so happens ...

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