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Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His other award-winning... show more



Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His other award-winning novels are The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, and Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize.

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Birth date: 1948-06-21
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Hol
Hol rated it 2 months ago
Atonement was a difficult book for me, to read and rate. There were some points I enjoyed it, but overall the experience was a bit of a let down. The book is told mostly from Briony’s perspective during the period of the Second World War in England. There are also sections a few years on from her ...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 months ago
One of the current topics causing some hand wringing in our angst-ridden western society is the spectre of artificial intelligence (AI). The potential of AI seems universally acknowledged, but its development, ethics and governance appear more contentious. Moreover, once the genie is released from t...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 months ago
THIS, FIONA DECIDED as her taxi halted in heavy traffic on Waterloo Bridge, was either about a woman on the edge of a crack-up making a sentimental error of professional judgement, or it was about a boy delivered from or into the beliefs of his sect by the intimate intervention of the secular court....
Calyre
Calyre rated it 8 months ago
Il hausse les épaules. "Aucune personne sensée n'est jamais pour la guerre. Mais dans cinq ans, on se félicitera peut-être de l'avoir faite. [...] Tu as raison, ça peut tourner au désastre. Mais ça peut aussi marquer la fin d'un autre désastre et le début de quelque chose de mieux. Tout dépend de l'...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 1 year ago
This is the fourth book by Ian McEwan that I’ve reviewed and is the furthest back in his catalogue (1997). Still, the latest read has reaffirmed my belief that McEwan is extraordinarily gifted and a colossus among contemporary British writers. In particular, he has a knack for unpacking a short peri...
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