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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' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000. In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday, and his novel
McEwan's new novel Nutshell will be published in the UK on 1 September and in the US on 13 September.
For information about upcoming events, please visit: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/events/2016/aug/ian-mcewan/
Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.
To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all of literature, all of art, of human endeavour, is just a speck in the universe of possible things.
|Novels: The Cement Garden The Comfort of Strangers The Child in Time The Innocent Black Dogs|
|Enduring Love Amsterdam Atonement Saturday On Chesil Beach Solar Sweet Tooth|
|The Children Act|
|Stories: First Love, Last Rites In Between the Sheets|
|Children's Fiction: Rose Blanche The Daydreamer|
|Screenplays: The Imitation Game & Other Plays The Ploughman's Lunch Soursweet|
|Oratorio / Libretto: Or Shall We Die? For You|