"Atonement" is a novel written by the British author Ian McEwan and published in 2001. The book was an immediate success and was made Time magazines list of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1923. In 2007, the book … [Read more...] about Atonement
Ian Russel McEwan is a novelist born in Aldershot, England in 1948. The son of an army major, McEwan moved often as a child and spend his childhood in places such as Asia, Germany and Northern Africa. His family moved back to England when he was 12 years old and McEwan graduated with a degree in literature from the University of Sussex in 1970. He then decided to study for a masters degree in creative writing.
McEwan was first published in 1975. His first book was a collection of short stories called 'First Love, Last Rites'. Several more books of short stories followed this in 1978 and 1981, two of which have since been adapted into films.
In 1997, McEwan published his first novel, 'Enduring Love' which, although popular with critics, was not a success. Four years later in 2001, McEwan published the book he is perhaps best known for, 'Atonement'.
McEwan has published novels as recently as 2012 and is currently working on his next novel.
McEwan has been nominated for multiple literature awards, including the Shakespeare Prize in 1999 and has been nominated for the Man Booker award six times to date.
McEwan married a woman named Penny Allen in 1982 and divorced her in 1995. The two have two grown sons together. Two years later in 1997, McEwan remarried to a woman named Annalena McAfee. The two remain together to this day.