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Night Waves

1 February 2005

Tuesday 1 February 2005 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)

The novelist Ian McEwan, author of Enduring Love and Atonement, has been hailed as 'this country's unrivalled literary giant'. Now, as his tenth novel, Saturday, is published, he talks to Paul Allen about a career that began when he shattered the taboos of genteel literary Britain in the 1970s, and continues to go from strength to strength - his last two novels Amsterdam and Atonement won the Booker Prize and the 'People's Booker' respectively.


45 minutes

Programme Details

On Night Waves this evening Paul Allen talks to the novelist Ian McEwan, whose books include The Child in Time, Enduring Love and Atonement, about his life and work.  McEwan discusses how he began writing, the grandeur he finds in science, how September 11th and the Iraq War have affected his new novel, and how his research for the book led him to witness a living brain. 

Join Paul Allen for this special edition of Night Waves tonight at 9.30pm.

Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Phil Tinline

Additional Information:
Saturday by Ian McEwan is published byJonathanCape


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