Monday, February 16, 2009

Ian McEwan's New Yorker Profile

Daniel Zalewski, "The Background Hum." The New Yorker, 23 February 2009: 46-52, 54-61. (Registration required for full access).

Ian McEwan is the subject of an extensive New Yorker profile that provides several new insights into his life and works. In addition to meeting with McEwan several times, Zalewski interviewed friends and family members, including Martin Amis, Craig Raine, and James Fenton. The article provides an intimate view into the life of a novelist at the height of his abilities.

The online edition provides limited access, so head out to your local newstand for the full version. The New Yorker does, however, provide access to a few archived pieces, including "The Diagnosis" and "On Chesil Beach".

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ian McEwan talks with Richard Dawkins

Ian McEwan talks with Richard Dawkins: Root of All Evil? [This is the uncut interview from the Channel 4 TV program 'The Root of All Evil?', hosted by Richard Dawkins. This video is part of the DVD collection available through the store].