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Ian McEwan - Author

About the Author

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement and Saturday.

Featured books by Ian McEwan

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

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The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2014

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. Britain is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome is being groomed for MI5. Serena is sent on a secret mission which brings her into the world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

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First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/1998

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

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Other books by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Traducere din limba engleza si note de Virgil StanciuIn 1998 romanul Amsterdam a fost incununat cu Booker Prize cel mai important premiu literar britanic. Amsterdam poate fi citit ca o parabola despre zadarni­cia eforturilor omenesti despre prietenie justitie morala creativitate despre moarte. Structura narativa prea simetrica este estompata de ironia subtextuala si de stilul cind acid cind elegiac al relatarii.

Solar

Solar

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Michael Beard este un fizician premiat cu Nobel, care in ultimii douazeci de ani a trait de pe urma reputatiei sale. Tine prelegeri peste tot in lume la preturi costisitoare, isi imprumuta numele si titlul diverselor institute de stiinta si conduce o initiativa a guvernului de a rezolva problema incalzirii globale. Un afemeiat fara scrupule, Beard se confrunta cu destramarea celei de-a cincea casnicii. Numai ca, de data asta, sotia este cea care are o relatie extraconjugala, iar el este inca indragostit de ea. Cand cele doua lumi ale personajului, cea profesionala si cea amoroasa, ajung sa se ciocneasca, apare la orizont o oportunitate care l-ar putea extrage din marasmul marital, salvandu-i cariera, dar si lumea, de la dezastrul mediului inconjurator. Solar este un roman intunecat, dezvaluind fragilitatea umana, aflata in fata celor mai presante si complexe probleme ale contemporaneitatii.

Pe plaja Chesil

Pe plaja Chesil

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2015

In vara anului 1962, cu putin inainte ca The Beatles sa devina faimosi, Edward si Florence se casatoresc in orasul universitar Oxford. Ceremonia decurge bine, serviciile sunt satisfacatoare, petrecerea, vesela si, in sfarsit, cei doi raman singuri. Sunt fericiti, poate un pic prea emotionati. Iau cina intr-un loc numit plaja Chesil, asteptand noaptea nuntii. Cu o acuratete innebunitoare, vom afla povestea acestei nopti, care, incalcand orice simt al firescului, nu se mai consuma. Cei doi tineri traiesc drama unei crize sexuale intr-o epoca in care conversatiile despre asemenea dificultati sunt imposibil de purtat. Edward si Florence sunt cu adevarat un cuplu ciudat. Amandoi inteligenti si educati, dar diferiti - poate nu neaparat in mod ireconciliabil, daca ar fi reusit sa vorbeasca sincer unul cu altul.

Legea copiilor

Legea copiilor

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Fiona Maye este judecatoare la High Court of Justice, sectia pentru cazurile de familie. Este faimoasa pentru inteligenta ei extraordinara, precizie si sensibilitate. Dar succesul profesional îi e umbrit de tristetile care o coplesesc tot mai des si de problemele domestice. Regretul de a nu avea copii o sfâsie, iar casnicia ei veche de treizeci de ani e în criza. Aceste detalii compun împrejurarile în care este chemata sa judece un caz urgent: Adam, un adolescent angelic în vârsta de saptesprezece ani, refuza tratamentul care i-ar putea salva viata, dar care contravine credintelor lui religioase. Parintii evlaviosi par a fi portavocea dorintelor baiatului. Timpul se scurge. Oare tribunalul laic ar trebui sa ignore devotiunea sincera a baiatului? Ca sa ia o decizie, Fiona îl viziteaza pe Adam la spital – o întâlnire care reaprinde în ea sentimente pe care le credea de mult uitate. Hotarârea ei va avea consecinte profunde asupra vietilor amândurora.

Mangaieri straine

Mangaieri straine

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

Aflati în vacanta într-o posibila Venetie, Mary si Colin devin din ce în ce mai plictisiti unul de celalalt, pierduti pe vechile si întortocheatele stradute ale orasului. Într-o noapte, îl întâlnesc pe Robert, un strain enigmatic, insistent, exagerat de amabil. Încetul cu încetul, Mary si Colin devin prizonierii fanteziilor violente si ai obsesiilor acestuia. Mângâieri straine a fost ecranizat în 1990 de regizorul Paul Schrader, cu Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson si Helen Mirren în rolurile principale.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

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Comfort Of Strangers

Comfort Of Strangers

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

Child In Time

Child In Time

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

Cement Garden

Cement Garden

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

Black Dogs

Black Dogs

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/09/2014

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan, Claire Messud Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. I am only including the little story of his death to explain how my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal. In the relentless summer heat, four children retreat into an isolated world left to them by their parents and attempt to create their own version of a family. Ian McEwan's first novel, The Cement Garden, written in 1978, explores coming-of-age, burgeoning sexuality and the distortions of a fourteen-year-old mind. David Aula and Jimmy Osborne's stage adaptation approaches the horror of the story through the innocent eyes of children, and encourages an audience to remember the games, irreverence, and shadows of their youth: to remember and reinvent their sense of invincibility. The Cement Garden received its world premiere as part of Vault Festival Waterloo, on 28 January 2014.

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