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Novelist Ian McEwan

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photoInternationally acclaimed author Ian McEwan is known as a masterful communicator of "unease." Since 9-11, the whole world has entered that realm of pervasive unease. It is that feeling of foreboding, the shock of knowing how life can change in an instant, that McEwan explores in his new novel, "Saturday."

In "Saturday," the award-winning novelist of "Amsterdam" and "Atonment" takes us into one day in the life of Harry Perowne, a London neurosurgeon, happy husband and father, who struggles with a new reality where individuals wonder if it is still possible to keep their humanity close as a violent world gets closer.

Hear a conversation with Ian McEwan about his new novel "Saturday," and life in the world after 9-11.


Ian McEwan, winner of the Booker Prize for his 1998 novel, "Amsterdam", and the National Book Critics Circle award for his 2001 "Atonement," among many others. His new book is titled "Saturday."

This program aired on April 7, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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