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Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, 1948. He received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of East Anglia. He writes novels, plays, and collections of short stories including In Between the Sheets, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Innocent, Black Dogs, The Daydreamer, Enduring Love, Sweet Tooth, The Children Act and Nutshell. He has won numerous awards including the 1976 Somerset Maugham Award for First Love, Last Rites; the 1987 Whitbread Novel Award and the 1993 Prix Fémina Etranger for The Child in Time; the 1998 Booker Prize for Fiction for Amserdam; the 2002 W. H. Smith Literary Award, the 2003 National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award, the 2003 Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction, and the 2004 Santiago Prize for the European Novel for Atonement; and the 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Saturday. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Atonement 24,868 copies, 608 reviews
Saturday 9,947 copies, 220 reviews
On Chesil Beach 8,100 copies, 358 reviews
Amsterdam 7,084 copies, 184 reviews
Enduring Love 5,588 copies, 108 reviews
Solar 3,476 copies, 146 reviews
The Cement Garden (Author) 3,396 copies, 93 reviews
Sweet Tooth 3,030 copies, 191 reviews
The Children Act 2,680 copies, 171 reviews
The Child in Time 2,421 copies, 43 reviews
The Innocent 2,275 copies, 45 reviews
The Comfort of Strangers 2,187 copies, 52 reviews
Black Dogs 2,153 copies, 49 reviews
Nutshell 1,740 copies, 116 reviews
First Love, Last Rites: Stories 1,164 copies, 13 reviews
Machines Like Me 1,057 copies, 53 reviews
The Daydreamer 1,023 copies, 19 reviews
In Between the Sheets 825 copies, 12 reviews
The Cockroach 318 copies, 14 reviews
Lessons 263 copies, 30 reviews
My Purple Scented Novel 122 copies, 14 reviews
For You 67 copies
Racconti 45 copies
The Comfort of Strangers [1990 film] (Writer) 15 copies, 1 review
Soursweet 13 copies
Other Minds 4 copies
The Diagnosis 2 copies
Disguises 2 copies
Saturday 1 copy
Hnotskurn 1 copy, 1 review
Atonement, book 1 of 2 (Author) 1 copy
2004 1 copy
2019 1 copy
Düssel... 1 copy
What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in… (Introduction, some editions) 778 copies, 14 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (Contributor) 743 copies, 10 reviews
Rose Blanche (Editor, some editions) 611 copies, 85 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 395 copies, 3 reviews
Atonement [2008 film] (Original book) 319 copies, 3 reviews
To the Hermitage (Tribute to author, some editions) 284 copies, 2 reviews
The Wall Jumper (Introduction, some editions) 282 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Essays 2010 (Contributor) 218 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 179 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 88: Mothers (Contributor) 157 copies, 1 review
Granta 73: Necessary Journeys (Contributor) 131 copies
The Gates of Paradise (Contributor) 106 copies, 2 reviews

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In 2002, Ian McEwan discovered he had a brother six years his senior who had been given up for adoption by his mother during World War II.
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