Quotes by Ian McEwan

"When it's gone, you'll know what a gift love was. You'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it."

"A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended."

"It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you."

"It was always the view of my parents...that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people."

"The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse."

Books by Ian McEwan

  • Lord of the Flies
  • 2,371,100 ratings
  • November 1st 2009 by The Folio Society

    (first published September 17th 1954)

  • Atonement
  • 456,833 ratings
  • March 2003 by Anchor Books

    (first published 2001)

  • The Children Act
  • 71,421 ratings
  • September 9th 2014 by Nan A. Talese

    (first published September 2nd 2014)

  • Saturday
  • 67,973 ratings
  • April 11th 2006 by Anchor

    (first published February 2005)

  • Sweet Tooth
  • 46,895 ratings
  • August 23rd 2012 by Jonathan Cape
  • Nutshell
  • 45,681 ratings
  • September 13th 2016 by Nan A. Talese

    (first published September 2016)

  • Amsterdam
  • 45,534 ratings
  • November 2nd 1999 by Anchor Books/Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

    (first published December 1st 1998)

  • Enduring Love
  • 38,953 ratings
  • October 28th 2004 by Vintage

    (first published September 1997)

Ian McEwan
  • Ian McEwan

  • Date of birth: June 21, 1948
  • Born: in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

    McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000. In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader's Digest Author of the Year.McEwan lives in London.