Wed 28 October


Ian McEwan

Inaugural UEA Creative Writing MA graduate Ian McEwan returned to his alma mater to share his experiences as an award-winning, world-renowned writer. He was joined in conversation by chair Jon Cook who is emeritus professor of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA.

This event was pre-recorded exclusively for UEA Live.

COVID19: Due to current health circumstances, this event will take place virtually.


Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award, National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award, Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction, the Santiago Prize for the European Novel, and was made into an Oscar-winning film. McEwan, an inaugural graduate of UEA’s MA creative writing course, was awarded a CBE in 2000.

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McEwan is [a] once-in-a-generation talent, offering readerly pleasure, cerebral incisiveness and an enticing imagination.’

Lara Feigel, Spectator

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