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Ian McEwan

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Stephen Durbridge

Ian McEwan is a British novelist and screenwriter, and one of Britain’s most highly regarded writers. His most recent novel NUTSHELL, published in 2016, topped the bestseller lists internationally and was praised for it’s audacious and original central character.

Ian currently has two films in production, adaptations of his novels for which he has written the screenplays. ON CHESIL BEACH, produced by Number 9 Films and directed by Dominic Cooke in his film directorial debut, will star Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. THE CHILDREN ACT, produced by Duncan Kenworthy, is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.

Ian’s previous screenwriting credits include:
THE PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH (1983); LAST DAY OF SUMMER (1984); THE INNOCENT (1993); SOURSWEET (1988) and THE GOOD SON (1993).

In 1997, he published ENDURING LOVE, which was later made into a film starring Daniel Craig. He won the Man Booker Prize with AMSTERDAM (1998). In 2001, he published ATONEMENT, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. In 2011, he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize. SWEET TOOTH was published in 2012, and THE CHILDREN ACT was published in 2014.

Other titles include:

SOLAR (2010)

ON CHESIL BEACH (2007)

SATURDAY (2005)

THE DAYDREAMER (1994)

BLACK DOGS (1992)

THE INNOCENT (1990)

SOUR SWEET (1988)

THE CHILD IN TIME (1987)

THE PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH (1985)

OR SHALL WE DIE? (1983)

THE IMITATION GAME (1981)

THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS (1981)

THE CEMENT GARDEN (1978)

IN BETWEEN THE SHEETS (1978)

FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES (1975)

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