Ian Mcewan – My parents were keen for…

My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They…


“My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They weren’t able to guide me towards particular books, but they encouraged me to read, which I did, randomly and compulsively.”
-Ian Mcewan

Ian Mcewan – I think of novels in…

I think of novels in architectural terms. You have to enter at the gate, and…


“I think of novels in architectural terms. You have to enter at the gate, and this gate must be constructed in such a way that the reader has immediate confidence in the strength of the building.”
-Ian Mcewan

Ian Mcewan – One important theme is the…

One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially…


“One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret – how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that’s even possible, interested me.”
-Ian Mcewan

Ian Mcewan – I apologize for being obvious…

I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on…


“I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on even a halfway decent production of a Shakespeare play I feel a little sorrowful that I’ll never know the man, or any man of such warm intelligence.”
-Ian Mcewan