Ian McEwan Biography
Ian McEwan was
born on 21st June 1948 in Aldershot, England, and now lives in London. He studied at the
University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in
1970. While completing his MA degree in English Literature at the University of
East Anglia, he took a creative writing course taught by the novelists Malcolm
Bradbury and Angus Wilson.
McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He has been
shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction three times, winning the award for Amsterdam
in 1998. His bestselling 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 also won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first
collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel
Award (1987) and Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and
Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999.
This biography was last updated on 07/09/2007.
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