Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan: ‘The perfect novella is always just out of my reach’
The Atonement author answers your questions on why he continues to write to what he would do if he wasn’t a novelist

Guardian readers

16, Sep, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Lessons by Ian McEwan review – life-and-times epic of a feckless boomer
McEwan takes aim at the postwar generation in this old-fashioned but generous and humane portrait of individual indecision against the backdrop of history

Beejay Silcox

07, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Lessons by Ian McEwan review – this boy’s life
The novelist’s attempt to capture a man’s existence over eight decades of personal and global change makes you long for the more melodramatic turns of his other books

Anthony Cummins

05, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Send us your questions for Ian McEwan
Got something to ask the author? Send it our way and we’ll put it to him

Guardian community team

03, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Ian McEwan on ageing, legacy and the attack on his friend Salman Rushdie: ‘It’s beyond the edge of human cruelty’
The author’s new novel explores how global events shape individual lives – but nothing prepared him for this ‘dark moment’

Lisa Allardice

03, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Seven big-hitter books for autumn 2022, from Maggie O’Farrell to Cormac McCarthy
It’s going to be a vintage autumn for fiction, with new novels from some of our finest writers. Here’s our essential guide

Alex Preston

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Booker longlist is thoughtfully curated and gives Alan Garner overdue recognition
Form is a preoccupation of the 13-strong selection, which highlights books from small presses in favour of work from more famous names

Justine Jordan

26, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Ian McEwan’s ‘most epic book to date’ to be published in September
The Booker prize-winning author’s new novel Lessons is ‘a powerful meditation on history and humanity told through the prism of one man’s lifetime’

Alison Flood

19, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Jane Smiley: 'I couldn't finish Philip Roth's American Pastoral. I tossed it'
The Pulitzer winner on her love of Trollope, her passion for cooking and the Ian McEwan novel she feels is overrated

Jane Smiley

05, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Roger Clark obituary
Other Lives: Lecturer on literature and film who wrote guides to the work of Ian McEwan and Guillermo del Toro

Gweno Williams

03, Feb, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Top 10 house parties in fiction | David Leavitt
From Evelyn Waugh to Virginia Woolf and Sally Rooney, these novels offer masterclasses in dialogue-driven narrative

David Leavitt

16, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Writers, actors and directors call for end to homophobia in Poland in open letter
More than 70 signatories including Poland’s Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, Margaret Atwood and Mike Leigh accuse Duda’s government of using LGBTQ+ people as ‘a scapegoat’

Sian Cain

18, Aug, 2020 @12:49 PM

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