Ian McEwan





Ian McEwan

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June 21, 1948

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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' Cir
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The London Review Bookshop is offering a special opportunity to purchase a limited first edition of Sweet Tooth, signed before publication by the author and published in association with Jonathan Cape. The edition comprises 100 copies, seventy-five of which have been quarterbound in Harmatan Yellow 30 fine leather with letterpress patterned sides on Mohawk Loop Ginger paper, numbered 1 to 75,
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Atonement
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 279,373 ratings — published 2001 — 35 editions
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Saturday
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 37,955 ratings — published 2005 — 68 editions
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On Chesil Beach
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 37,279 ratings — published 2007 — 74 editions
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Sweet Tooth
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Amsterdam
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 24,776 ratings — published 1998 — 79 editions
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Enduring Love
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 21,505 ratings — published 1997 — 68 editions
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Solar
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The Cement Garden
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The Children Act
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The Comfort of Strangers
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“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

“It was always the view of my parents...that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people.”
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“It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

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