'Intersection', Tri-Quarterly, Fall 1975:
63-86. (Short Story)
'Untitled', Tri-Quarterly, Winter 1976: 62-63.
'Deep Sleep, Light Sleeper', Harpers and Queen,
August 1977: 82-85. (Short Story)
'The State of Fiction - A Symposium', The New
Review, 5:1, Summer 1978: 50-51.
'In Good Faith', The Spectator, 21 September
'An Only Childhood: Ian McEwan Remembers Growing
Up Without Brothers and Sisters', The Observer (London), 31
January 1982: 41.
'A Medium of No Importance', The Observer
(London), 31 July 1983: 22.
'A Sweet Smell of Excess', The Sunday Times Magazine,
9 September 1984: 42-44.
McEwan, Ian, 'Schoolboys', William Golding: The
Man and His Books, edited by John Carey (Faber & Faber/Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, London/New York, 1986): 157-160.
'The Unforgettable Momentum of a Childhood Fantasy',
The Times (London), 22 September 1986: l5b.
'Do You Dare Like This Book?', New Statesman &
Society, 3 March 1989: 11-12.
'A Sceptic's Journey in Search of Self', The Weekend
Guardian (London), 21 May 1989: 6.
'The Pathology of Self-Deception', The Independent
(London), 23 September 1990: 28.
'Letter: Democratic Aims of Charter 88', The Independent
(London), 12 October 1990: 20.
'Books for Christmas', The Independent (London),
2 December 1990: 31.
'Letter: Miscellany', The Guardian (London),
14 September 1992: 20.
'The Pick of the Publishing Year', Financial Times
(London), 3 December 1994: 16.
'Perspectives: The Plot Thickens for the Century's
Final Chapter', Financial Times (London), 24 December 1994:
'The Rebirth of Human Nature', Financial Times
(London), 7 January 1995: 16.
'Updike's Intimations of Mortality', Financial
Times (London), 4 February 1995: 13.
'Where Teaching People Is Right', The Daily Telegraph
(London), 2 September 1995: 8.
'A Spiritual Legacy From Disbelief to Cultism', Financial
Times (London), 20 April 1996: 15.
McEwan, Ian, 'Golding Portrays Young Boys Accurately',
Readings on Lord of the Flies, edited by Clarice Swisher (Greenhaven,
San Diego, CA, 1997): 102-106.
'Baby Please Don't Go', The Observer (London),
12 April 1998: 16.
'Wild Man of Literature (C1976)', The Observer
(London), 7 June 1998: 16.
'Wonderful Worlds', The Guardian (London),
10 June 1998: 16.
'Move Over, Darwin...', The Observer (London),
20 September 1998: 13.
'Why the Grass Is Greener', The Guardian (London),
11 November 1998: 4.
'Wildlife: Why the Grass Is Greener', The Guardian
(London), 11 November 1998: 4.
'A Spy in the Name of Art', The Guardian (London),
29 April 2000: 1.
'The Great Listener', The Guardian (London),
29 November 2000: 2.
'Dunkirk', Granta, 73, Spring 2001: 9-42.
'The Great Odyssey', The Guardian (London),
9 June 2001: 1.
'Turning Pages: Love & Death', Areté
Magazine, 9, Autumn 2002: 97-114.
Belief', 12 September 2001 [Ian McEwan's reaction to September
Love and Then Oblivion', 15 September 2001.
Tongue', October 2001.
on the Brink of War', Open Democracy Website, 12 January
2003; reprinted in a longer version as 'Strong Cases For and Against
War - But We Don't Hear Them', Daily Telegraph 10 February
2003 [Ian McEwan writes about war with Iraq].
Cause for Joy', The Guardian, 12 July 2003 [McEwan writes
about the life of Polly Bide].
Readings', The Guardian, 4 December 2004 [McEwan recommends
some interesting books].
Diagnosis', The New Yorker, 80:40, 20 & 27 December
2004: 116-129 [excerpt from the novel Saturday].
'Lily', Granta, 88, Winter 2004: 123-137 [excerpt
from the novel Saturday].
'Faith v Fact', The Guardian, 7 January 2005:
6 [McEwan is one of several people providing their thoughts on the
'Collateral Damage', The Guardian, 15 January
2005: 4 [excerpt from the novel Saturday].
the Boot Room, Save the Earth', The Guardian, 19 March
2005 [Ian McEwan writes about his experience as a participant on the
Cape Farewell March 2005 expedition. Learn more about McEwan's experience
on the Cape
Master', The Guardian, 7 April 2005: 2 [Ian McEwan pays
tribute to Saul Bellow].
Talk about Climate Change', openDemocracy.net, 21 April
could we have forgotten that this was always going to happen?',
The Guardian, 8 July 2005 [Ian McEwan on the London bombings].
would you like a free book?', The Guardian, 20 September
Tale of Two Cities', The Guardian, 22 October 2005: 21
[The Wall Jumper, by Peter Schneider].
Parallel Tradition', The Guardian, 1 April 2006 [On the
thirtieth anniversay of Richard Dawkins's groundbreaking book The
Day of Judgment.' The Guardian, 31 May 2008 [Essay on end-time
thinking]. Published in two parts in The Guardian on 31 May
Child in Time.' The Guardian, 12 July 2008 [Ian McEwan
on his family's astonishing story and the brother he never knew he
New Dawn.' The Wall Street Journal, 8 November 2008 [Ian
McEwan writes about global climate change and the election of Barack
'Beyond the Bounds of Realism.' The Guardian, 31 January 2009 [On John Updike].
John Updike.' New York Review of Books 56.4 (12 March 2009)
[On John Updike].