Ian McEwan

In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring secrets
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel One of Britain's most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel brutally and
The brilliance of Colin Barrett's short story about a dyspeptic poet (who refers to his neighborhood as "a budget version
Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the Universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years, he moved to London to join the Civil Service, holding a variety of positions dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government.
Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.
As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.
Halfway through Ian McEwan's novel Atonement the reader joins up with the British Expeditionary Force as it slogs through the battered northern France countryside, hoping to reach the English Channel at Dunkirk before being overtaken by the pursuing Germans.
Like the fanciful stories written by Briony Tallis, Atonement vibrates with beautiful, poetic prose. McEwan peppers the tragic
Being no cook, I offer no recipes for oyster stuffing or pumpkin tarts, but I am going to share my recipe for cooking up a Thanksgiving of books, and you're welcome to it.
One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.
Ian McEwan is one of my favorite authors. So much so, that when I was in Jerusalem, I made a special visit to see him speak after winning the 2011 Jerusalem Prize for literary excellence.
Ian McEwan says long books are an irritating trend. Here's why he's wrong.
Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.
It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.
The British author has been publishing novels and volumes of stories for 37 years. He's notched multiple bestsellers on both sides of the pond and seen several of his novels adapted for the silver screen. Here's what to read first, and what to avoid.
"Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese, $26.95 November 13, 2012 What is it about? McEwan's most autobiographical novel
"Atonement" by Ian McEwan. Annemarie says: While "Sweet Tooth" is supposed to be amazing, I'm really interested in "Atonement
Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?
These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.
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