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Ian Mcewan

8 Literary Gardens to Escape to This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Amy Hendricks | Off the Shelf In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring s...

12 Contemporary British Novels We Can't Live Without

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Caitlin Kleinschmidt | Off the Shelf As a lifelong Anglophile, I have worshipped at the altar of Austen, Brontë, and Dickens ever since I receive...

Colin Barrett's "Anhedonia, Here I Come"

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

The brilliance of Colin Barrett's short story about a dyspeptic poet (who refers to his neighborhood as "a budget version of the afterlife," is descri...

'The Good Liar,' A Conversation with Nicholas Searle

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the Universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years, he moved to London to join the Civil Service, holding a variety of positions dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government.

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

Atonement: Dunkirk Will Be Evacuated, But Some Memories Won't Retreat

Joseph Cooper | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Halfway through Ian McEwan's novel Atonement the reader joins up with the British Expeditionary Force as it slogs through the battered northern France countryside, hoping to reach the English Channel at Dunkirk before being overtaken by the pursuing Germans.

Revisiting Ian McEwan's Masterpiece

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Courtney Brach for Off the Shelf "Writing stories not only involved secrecy, it gave [Briony] all the pleasures of miniaturization," Ian McEwan wr...

Old Family Recipe for a Thanksgiving of Books

Steve Leveen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Steve Leveen

Being no cook, I offer no recipes for oyster stuffing or pumpkin tarts, but I am going to share my recipe for cooking up a Thanksgiving of books, and you're welcome to it.

A Farewell to Arms (1929): Giving Thanks...

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.

5 Ian McEwan Books That Will Inspire You to Travel

Adam Groffman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
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Adam Groffman

Ian McEwan is one of my favorite authors. So much so, that when I was in Jerusalem, I made a special visit to see him speak after winning the 2011 Jerusalem Prize for literary excellence.

5 Long Books Worth Every Page

Lauren Sarner | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Lauren Sarner

Ian McEwan says long books are an irritating trend. Here's why he's wrong.

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

Ian McEwan: An Overview

William Ambler | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
William Ambler

The British author has been publishing novels and volumes of stories for 37 years. He's notched multiple bestsellers on both sides of the pond and seen several of his novels adapted for the silver screen. Here's what to read first, and what to avoid.

The Book We're Talking About: 'Sweet Tooth' By Ian McEwan

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

"Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese, $26.95 November 13, 2012 What is it about? McEwan's most autobiographical novel to date tells the sto...

Choose The Next HuffPost Book Club Book (VOTE)

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books

Update: You have spoken! Our next book has been decided and more information will be announced this week in the book club newsletter. We're wrappin...

Reality Bites: Why Are So Many Readers Obsessed With 'Realism'?

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Peter Mandel

Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?

Ian McShane, Zachary Levi & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Ian McShane, Zachary Levi, and...

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

The 10 Best Literary Picnics

The Observer | Kate Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

In a boat, in the nude, with cold chicken, warm bananas, Mr Knightley or Mole…...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

Looking For Great Books For Your LIbrary? Try 4 Decades Of NBCC Winners (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended readin...

Writers, Writing on Writing: The Best American Essays 2010

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

These 21 essays "defy" rather than "define" the sometimes accused staid genre of the essay -- writing that can be too dry and too full of argument.

Anis Shivani: Why American Reviewers Disliked Ian McEwan's 'Solar'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What American reviewers have missed is that satire and history are coming together for the first time in McEwan's career.