Friday, August 24, 2018

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's novels include Chesil Beach and Atonement.

From his Q&A with Rosanna Greenstreet at the Guardian:

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

Angela Merkel. Under attack from all sides, she tries to keep alive the dreams of a tolerant, inclusive, open society.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My second serve at tennis.

What makes you unhappy?

Species extinction, habitat destruction and climate change.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Clint Eastwood.

Which book changed your life?

The Go-Between
by LP Hartley. I read it at the age of 13 and identified strongly with its central character, Leo. Atonement was in part my tribute to...[read on]
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