Ian (Russell). born 1948, British novelist and short-story writer. His books include First Love, Last Rites (1975), The Child in Time (1987), The Innocent (1990), Amsterdam (which won the Booker prize in 1998), Atonement (2001), Saturday (2005), and On Chesil Beach (2007)
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How to use McEwan in a sentence
McEwan novels often have formally dazzling conclusions that recast the meaning of the preceding story.
McEwan seems to have grown enamored with the formal technique of embedding small facsimiles of stories within a larger narrative.
It's excruciating to witness, but (thanks to McEwan's incredible gift) you just can't look away.Six Fictional Marriages that Have Gone Very, Very Wrong | Jean Hanff Korelitz | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The more popular On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan was expected to win, but proved to be divisive among the committee members.
Rather as Serena falls for the stories then the man, McAfee met McEwan when she interviewed him for the Financial Times.All Novels Are Spy Novels: Ian McEwan Talks ‘Sweet Tooth’ and His Life | Maya Jaggi | November 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
McEwan had succeeded in his fell design of getting up a concert, and the event was to take place that night.
Mary Elliston's name was fourth on the program, and came immediately after McEwan's, who was down for a "recitation."
McEwan's smile seemed to buttress his whole face with teeth, but to her amazement he greeted her without a trace of Scotch accent.
Much amused by this unsuspected histrionic gift, Mary walked on beside McEwan.
Had McEwan used the outrageous phrase "paint-slinging" with malice aforethought?