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Ian McEwan

(Ian Russell McEwan)
UK flag (b.1948)

Ian McEwan has written two collections of short stories and nine novels. He won the 1998 Booker Prize for his novel Amsterdam. He has also written several film scripts.

Awards: Wodehouse (2010), Nibbies (2008), James Tait Black (2005), NBCC (2002)  see all

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction
   The Cement Garden (1978)
   The Comfort of Strangers (1981)
   The Child in Time (1987)
   The Innocent (1990)
   Black Dogs (1992)
   The Daydreamer (1994)
   Enduring Love (1997)
   Amsterdam (1998)
   Atonement (2001)
   Saturday (2005)
   On Chesil Beach (2007)
   For You (2008)
   Solar (2010)
   Sweet Tooth (2012)
   The Children Act (2014)
   Nutshell (2016)
   Machines Like Me (2019)
   Lessons (2022)
   First Love, Last Rites (1975)
   In Between the Sheets (1978)
   The Imitation Game (1981)
   Or Shall We Die? (1983)
   The Short Stories (1995)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Rose Blanche (1985)
   My Purple Scented Novel (2018)
   The Cockroach (2019)
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Ian McEwan recommends
Prophecy (2023)
Sandro Veronesi
"Veronesi truly knows and loves all matters of the heart."
Cocoon (2022)
Zhang Yueran
"Cocoon is a stupendous novel, a beautiful and formidable achievement on the grandest scale. Its ruthless psychological realism is wondrously amplified by Zhang Yueran's magical powers of description. Zhang Yueran's scenes and images have an unworldly gleam of both hard-won insight and timeless truth. The novel is a triumph."
We Had To Remove This Post (2022)
Hanna Bervoets
"The dank underside of social media, its cruelty and delusions, have become, our shared affliction. It needed an accomplished novelist to explore humanely the damage. Hanna Bervoets has richly obliged in this superbly poised, psychologically astute and subtle novel of mental unravelling. At its wonderful, hallucinatory climax, Kayleigh, the shattered protagonist, asks on our behalf the one true question, and the spellbound reader will usefully struggle for an answer."

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Books containing stories by Ian McEwan
By the Book (2014)
Writers On Literature and the Literary Life
edited by
Pamela Paul
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (2006)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

More books 

2010 Wodehouse Prize : Solar
2008 British Book Award Book of the Year : On Chesil Beach
2008 British Book Award Author of the Year
2005 James Tait Black Memorial Prize : Saturday
2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction : Atonement
2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction : Atonement
1998 Booker Prize : Amsterdam
1987 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel : The Child in Time
1983 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2019 Dragon Award for Best Alternate History Novel (nominee) : Machines Like Me
2007 Booker Prize (shortlist) : On Chesil Beach
2005 Booker Prize (longlist) : Saturday
2001 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (nominee) : Atonement
2001 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (nominee) : Atonement
2001 Booker Prize (shortlist) : Atonement
1999 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Enduring Love
1997 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (nominee) : Enduring Love
1997 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (nominee) : Enduring Love
1992 Booker Prize (shortlist) : Black Dogs
1981 Booker Prize (shortlist) : The Comfort of Strangers

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