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Winner of the 1998 Booker Prize


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London: Jonathan Cape, 1998 (178 p., ISBN: 0224051709).

(Audio / Read by Alan Bates). London: HarperCollins, 1998 (4 cassettes, ISBN: 0001055666).

Amsterdam (Italian / Trans. by Susanna Basso). Torino: Einaudi, 1998 (170 p., ISBN: 880614992X).

New York: Nan A. Talese, 1999 (193 p., ISBN: 0385494238).

London: Vintage, 1999 (178 p., ISBN: 0099272776).

New York: Anchor Books, 1999 (193 p., ISBN: 0385494246).

Toronto: Knopf, 1999 (ISBN: 0676971857).

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1999 (178 p., ISBN: 0676972179).

(Large Print). Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press, 1999 (232 p., ISBN: 0786217960).

(Large Print). Bath: Windsor, 1999 (224 p., ISBN: 075401326X).

(Audio / Read by Arthur Addison). Newport Beach, CA: Books on Tape, 1999
(3 cassettes/4 CDs, 4.5 hrs.).

(Audio). Los Angeles: The Publishing Mills, 1999 (4 cassettes, ISBN: 1575110601).

Amsterdam (Russian / Trans. by V. Golysheva). Moskva: Nezavisimaia gazeta, 1999 (163 p., ISBN: 5867120708).

Amszterdam (Hungarian). Budapest: Scolar Kiadó, 1999 (183 p.).

Amsut'erudam (Korean / Trans. by Chang-yol So). Soul: Hyondae Munhak, 1999 (261 p., ISBN: 8972750999).

Amsterdam (Spanish / Trans. by Jesús Zulaika). Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1999 (198 p., ISBN: 8433968904).

(Large Print). Bath: Paragon, 2000 (224 p., ISBN: 0754022420).

Amsterdam (French / Trans. by Suzanne V. Mayoux). Paris: Gallimard, 2001 (195 p., ISBN: 2070754065).

Amsterdam'da Duello (Turkish). Can Yayinlari (ISBN: 9750700368).

Amsterdam (Estonian / Trans. by Anne Lange). Huma, 2002 (168 p.).

Reviews and Criticism
(Visit the Bibliography page for links to Non-English criticism)

Baker, Phil. 'Comfy Conspiracies', Times Literary Supplement, 4979, 4 September 1998: 9.

Keenan, John. 'Foreign Affairs of the Heart', Guardian (London), 5 September 1998: 8.

Burrows, Stuart. 'Lost Promise', New Statesman, 11 September 1998: 47-48.

Broeder, Leonoor. 'Verbeten strijd', de Volkskrant, 2 October 1998.

Glaister, Dan. 'Third Time Lucky As McEwan Satire Wins Booker Prize', The Guardian (London), 28 October 1998: 1.

Keenan, John, Alain De Botton, and Adam Mars-Jones. 'What the Critics Say', The Guardian (London), 28 October 1998: 1.

Levy, Paul. 'Eyes on the Prize', Wall Street Journal, 232:84, 28 October 1998: A20. [Profile of McEwan upon winning the 1998 Booker Prize.]

Lyall, Sarah. 'Amsterdam by Ian McEwan Wins Booker Prize', New York Times, 28 October 1998: A4.

Streitfeld, David. 'Ian McEwan Wins Booker Prize', Washington Post, 28 October 1998: D2.

McEwan, Ian. 'Amsterdam', The Guardian (London), 29 October 1998: 2. (Excerpt from the novel.)

Moss, Stephen. 'Truth and a Stranger', The Guardian (London), 29 October 1998: 2.

Richardson, Jean. 'McEwan Wins U.K.'s Booker Prize', Publishers Weekly, 245:44, 2 November 1998: 17.

Chambers, Veronica. 'Glittering Prizes', Newsweek, 132:19, 9 November 1998: 76.

'Forecasts: Fiction', Publishers Weekly, 245:47, 23 November 1998: 60.

Bounds, Wendy. 'Bookmarks', Wall Street Journal, 27 November 1998: W5.

Dirda, Michael. 'Scandal Goings-On', Washington Post Book World, 29 November 1998: 7.

Powers, Katherine A.. 'In the Country of Doubt', Boston Globe, 29 November 1998: F1.

Caso, Frank. 'Advance Reviews: Amsterdam', Booklist, 1 December 1998: 620.

Kakutani, Michiko. 'Prosperous Connivers Facing Fateful Decisions', New York Times, 1 December 1998: E1.

Waters, Juliet. 'The Little Chill', Montreal Mirror, 3 December 1998.

Gray, Paul. 'The Moral Low Ground', Time, 152:23, 7 December 1998: 225.

Merkin, Daphne. 'Absence of Malice', New Yorker, 74:38, 7-14 December 1998: 197-199.

Timson, Judith. 'Dances with Death', Maclean's, 111:49, 7 December 1998: 72-73.

Seligman, Craig. 'Amsterdam', Salon.com, 9 December 1998.

Davies, Peter Ho. 'From Victors to Victims a Political Fable of Millennial Revenge in Britain', Chicago Tribune, 13 December 1998: 14.

Vidimos, Robin. 'Death Pact Clever Catalyst in Haunting Amsterdam', Denver Post, 13 December 1998: G4.

Wiegand, David. 'Deceit in the Name of Duty / Humorous Novel Satirizes Millennial Moral Decay', San Francisco Chronicle, 13 December 1998: 2.

Wolfe, Peter. 'Ian McEwan Is Wickedly on Target When Portraying Human Nature', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 13 December 1998: D5.

Elie, Paul. 'Going Dutch', The Village Voice, 16-22 December 1998.

Charles, Ron. 'Friends Strike Out in Dark Comedy', Christian Science Monitor, 91:16, 17 December 1998: 21.

Donahue, Deirdre. 'McEwan's Amsterdam Worth a Quick Visit', USA Today, 24 December 1998: D7.

Eder, Richard. 'Where Morality Is No Obstacle--but Judgment Is Harsh', Los Angeles Times, 25 December 1998: E4.

Pritchard, William H. 'Publish and Perish', New York Times Book Review, 27 December 1998: 4.

Hoffert, Barbara. 'Book Reviews: Fiction', , Library Journal, 124:1, 1 January 1999: 154.

Lange, Alexandra. 'Shorts', New York, 32:1. 11 January 1999: 56.

Annan, Gabriele. 'Wages of Sin', New York Review of Books, 46:1, 14 January 1999: 7-8.

McCay, Mary A.. 'Going Dutch', Times-Picayune, 24 January 1999: D6.

Levy, Ariel. 'Double Indemnity', New York, 32:3, 25 January 1999: 83.

Rubin, Sylvia. 'Ian McEwan's Humorous Path To Amsterdam', San Francisco Chronicle, 3 February 1999: E1.

Kaplan, Fred. 'The Moods and Scenes of Ian McEwan', Boston Globe, 2 March 1999: E1.

Geracimos, Ann. 'Bicontinental Best-Seller', Insight on the News, 15:12, 29 March 1999: 36.

Allen, Brooke. 'Illustrations of Inertia & Compromise', New Criterion, 17:8, April 1999: 60-64.

Buhagiar, Michael. 'Goddess Denied', Quadrant, 43:4, April 1999: 85-86.

Lezard, Nicholas. 'Morality Bites', Guardian, 24 April 1999.

O Gorman, Rochelle. 'A Satirical Tale of Morality and Intrigue', Los Angeles Times, 12 May 1999: E3 (Audiobook).

Maus, Stephan. 'Ganz schön vorlaut', Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 13 October 1999: 50.

August, Hans-Jürgen. 'McEwan: Amsterdam', Wiener Zeitung, 18 February 2000.

Chetrinescu, Dana. 'Rethinking Spatiality: The Degraded Body in Ian McEwan's Amsterdam', B. A. S.: British and American Studies/Revista de Studii Britanice si Americane, 7, 2001: 157-165. (Reprinted with the permission of the author. Also available in .pdf)

Koloze, Jeff. 'Bizarre Fiction on the Right-to-Life Issues', in Joseph W. Koterski, Life and Learning, X: Proceedings of the Tenth University Faculty for Life Conference, (University Faculty for Life, Washington, DC, 2002): 307-319.

Kohn, Robert E. "The Fivesquare Amsterdam of Ian McEwan." Critical Survey, 16:1, 2004: 89-106.

Study Resources

Study Resources are for the benefit of those wishing to discuss Ian McEwan's writing. Typically, the resources consist of questions or materials educators or book group leaders may wish to use to initiate such discussions. Some material may require Adobe Reader to view.

Reading Group Guide for Amsterdam: Includes discussion questions, author biography, and an excerpt from the novel.

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

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