VJ Books Presents Author Ian McEwan!
Ian McEwan was born in 1948 in Aldershot, England. He spent much of his childhood living abroad wherever his father was posted, including Germany, East Asia, and North Africa. He received a bachelors of arts in English Literature from the University of Sussex and a masters of arts in English Literature from the University of East Anglia.
McEwan's first published book was an award-winning collection of short stories titled First Love, Last Rites. His early work is characterized by its dark, disturbing themes, but in his later work, for which he is better known, he takes on a different tone. Enduring Love and Atonement were both adapted to the screen, along with some of his earlier work. McEwan has also written a screenplays, a stage play, children's books, an oratorio and a libretto entitled For You (music composed by Michael Berkeley).
In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945", and also in 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture". In 2014, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas paid $2 million for McEwan's literary archives. The archives includes drafts of all of Mr. McEwan's later novels.
McEwan currently lives in London.
Ian McEwan Bibliography
- The Cement Garden - 1978
- The Comfort of Strangers - 1981
- The Child in Time - 1987
- The Innocent - 1990
- Black Dogs - 1992
- Enduring Love - 1997
- Amsterdam - 1998
- Atonement - 2001
- Saturday - 2005
- On Chesil Beach - 2007
- Solar - 2010
- Sweet Tooth - 2012
- The Children Act - 2014
- Nutshell - 2016
Short story collections
- First Love, Last Rites - 1975
- In Between the Sheets - 1978
- The Short Stories - 1995
- Rose Blanche - 1985
- The Daydreamer - 1994
Ian McEwan Awards and Honors
1998 - Man Booker Prize
1999 - Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg
2000 - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
2005 - Dickinson College's Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholar and Writers Program Award
2008 - Honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by University College, London
2010 - Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award presented by the Tulsa Library Trust
2011 - Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society
2012 - University of Sussex 50th Anniversary Gold Medal
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