Ian McEwan


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in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, The United Kingdom
June 21, 1948

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Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later 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 P
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Limited Edition Sweet Tooth

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

3.91 avg rating — 452,106 ratings — published 2001 — 93 editions
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On Chesil Beach

3.59 avg rating — 81,574 ratings — published 2007 — 115 editions
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Saturday

3.62 avg rating — 66,900 ratings — published 2005 — 102 editions
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The Children Act

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Amsterdam

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Sweet Tooth

3.42 avg rating — 46,689 ratings — published 2012 — 82 editions
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Enduring Love

3.64 avg rating — 38,673 ratings — published 1997 — 100 editions
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Nutshell

3.67 avg rating — 45,207 ratings — published 2016 — 96 editions
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The Cement Garden

3.50 avg rating — 29,653 ratings — published 1978 — 94 editions
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Solar

3.26 avg rating — 24,512 ratings — published 2010 — 84 editions
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“When it's gone, you'll know what a gift love was. You'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.”
Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

“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

Polls

I posted this last night, but strangely it didn't save. Let's try this again! Our genre for August...Literary/General Fiction! Here are the selections to choose from. Place your vote. The poll will end this Saturday, July 16.

The Mountain Story The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens Lori Lansens
 
  2 votes, 40.0%

White Teeth White Teeth by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

The Shipping News The Shipping News by Annie Proulx Annie Proulx
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

A Student of Weather A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay Elizabeth Hay
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

Amsterdam Amsterdam by Ian McEwan Ian McEwan
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout
 
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State of Wonder State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
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