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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.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Ian McEwan
Short stories
Cocker at the Theatre
Conversation with a Cupboard Man
Dead as They Come
First Love, Last Rites [short story]
In Between the Sheets [short story]
Last Day of Summer
Reflections of a Kept Ape
To and Fro
Two Fragments: March 199-
Solid Geometry (1974)
Pornography (1978)

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1981) : The Comfort of Strangers
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1987) : The Child in Time
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1992) : Black Dogs
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Enduring Love
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : Enduring Love
Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1998) : Amsterdam
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Enduring Love
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2001) : Atonement
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : Atonement
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2001) : Atonement
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : Saturday
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2005) : Saturday
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2007) : On Chesil Beach
British Book Award Book of the Year winner (2008) : On Chesil Beach
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel winner (2010) : Solar

Books about Ian McEwan
Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Ian McEwan (1992) by David Rees
Sex and sexuality in Ian McEwan's work (1995) by Christina Byrnes
The Work of Ian McEwan (2002) by Christina Byrnes
Understanding Ian McEwan (2002) by David Malcolm
Ian McEwan (2002) by Jonathan Noakes and Margaret Reynolds
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Ian McEwan recommends
Fast Lanes (1984)
Jayne Anne Phillips
"A brilliant writer, utterly original and with astonishing range."
The Stories of Raymond Carver (1985)
Raymond Carver
"Raymond Carver's terse, gloomily funny short stories are a delight."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2002)
Mark Haddon
"Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy."
Villages (2004)
John Updike
"The finest novelist writing in english today."
The Dig (2007)
John Preston
"A very fine, engrossing, and exquisitely original novel."
More Dynamite (2013)
Craig Raine
"Raine the critic, like Raine the poet, is incapable of a dull thought."
The Nachman Stories (2017)
Leonard Michaels
"Leonard Michaels writes prose of exquisite clarity."
Ponti (2018)
Sharlene Teo
"Remarkable . . . With brilliant descriptive power and human warmth, Sharlene Teo summons the darker currents of modernity – environmental degradation, the suffocating allure of the sparkling modern city and its cataracts of commodities and corrupted language. Against this, her characters glow with life and humour and minutely observed desperation."
She's Not There (2018)
Tamsin Grey
"A debut with a sure touch."
Tyll (2020)
Daniel Kehlmann
"A masterly achievement, a work of imaginative grandeur and complete artistic control."
The Hummingbird (2021)
Sandro Veronesi
"Masterly: a cabinet of curiosities and delights, packed with small wonders."
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."
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."

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