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An Evening with Ian McEwan

In conversation with David Kipen, literary critic
Co-presented with The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Monday, April 12, 2010
Episode Summary
In his new novel Solar, the best-selling author of Atonement, explores the quest of one overweight and philandering Nobel prize-winning physicist to save the world from environmental disaster.

Participant(s) Bio
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including the novels On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections "First Love, Last Rites," winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and "In Between the Sheets." He lives in London.