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Interviews
(In order of appearance)


Hamilton, Ian. 'Points of Departure', The New Review, 5:2, Autumn 1978: 9-21. Rich source of biographical information, including McEwan's childhood, schooling, and early writings. Discusses short stories and The Cement Garden.

Ricks, Christopher. 'Adolescence and After', Listener, 12 April 1979: 526-527.

Haffenden, John, 'Interview: John Haffenden Talks to Ian McEwan', The Literary Review (Edinburgh), 60, June 1983: 29-35.

Haffenden, John. Novelists in Interview. London: Methuen, 1985: 168-190. Discussion covers McEwan's writings from First Love, Last Rites to The Ploughman's Lunch.

Smith, Amanda, 'PW Interviews', Publishers Weekly, 232:11, 11 September 1987: 68-69.

Casademont, Rosa González, 'The Pleasure of Prose Writing Vs. Pornographic Violence: An Interview with Ian McEwan', BELLS: Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies, 1:3, 1989: 55-62. Also published in European English Messenger, 1:3, Autumn 1992: 40-45.

Swaim, Don. 'Audio Interview with Ian McEwan', Wired for Books, 1990 [Interview about The Innocent, and McEwan's travels to Moscow and Berlin that led to ideas for the story].

Louvel, Liliane, Gilles Ménégaldo, and Anne-Laure Fortin. 'An Interview with Ian McEwan', Études britanniques contemporaines, 8, 1995: 1-12.

Hunt, Adam, 'Ian McEwan', B&A: New Fiction, 21, Winter 1996: 47-50.

Walker, Natasha. 'The Interview: Looks Like a Teacher. Writes Like a Demon', The Observer (London), 24 August 1997: 2.

Cowley, Jason. 'The Prince of Darkest Imaginings', The Times (London), 6 September 1997.

'Keeping Computers in Their Place', www.mediamente.rai.it (Rome), 10 September 1997.

Korteweg, Ariejan. 'Een revolver voor een journalist', de Volkskrant, 12 December 1997.

Schoeck, Eric. 'An Interview with Ian McEwan', Capitola Book Café/KUSP (NPR), 16 February 1998. [Abbreviated version of an interview that ran on the NPR affiliate KUSP ].

boldtype. 'Untitled', Random House, March 1998. Interview regarding Enduring Love.

'Ian McEwan Explores Derangements of Love', Chicago Sun-Times, 15 March 1998: 20.

Lyall, Sarah, 'A Novelist Wraps Ideas Inside Intoxicating Plots', New York Times, 24 March 1998: C9.

Madrigal, Alix. 'Ian McEwan Explores Obsession -- The Dark Twin of Love', The San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1998: 4.

Garner, Dwight. 'The Salon Interview - Ian McEwan', 31 March 1998. Interview regarding Enduring Love.

Leith, William, 'Ian McEwan: Form and Dysfunction', Observer, 20 September 1998: 4.

boldtype. 'Untitled', Random House, December 1998. Interview shortly after Amsterdam won the Booker Prize.

Brandt, Gerald. 'Porträt Ian McEwan', Titel: Magazin für Literatur und Film, undated [1999]. Interview regarding Amsterdam.

Baker, Jeff. 'Eyes off the Prize', The Oregonian, 8 February 1999.

Kaplan, Fred. 'The Moods and Scenes of Ian McEwan', The Boston Globe, 2 March 1999: E1.

Clancy, Ambrose, 'He Triumphed Outside of the Mainstream', Los Angeles Times, 17 May 1999: E1.

'Bibliofile', Sunday Times (London), 23 May 1999.

Kellaway, Kate. 'At Home with His Worries', The Observer, 16 September 2001: 3.

Vogel, Elise. 'Meet the Writers: Ian McEwan' Barnes & Noble Website, 2002 (Upon the publication of Atonement).

Wiegand, David. 'Q & A: Ian McEwan -- Getting Rid of the Ghosts', The San Francisco Chronicle, 10 March 2002: 2.

Giles, Jeff. 'Luminous Novel from Dark Master', Newsweek, 139:11, 22 February 2002: 1528-1532.

Gross, Terry. 'Ian McEwan's latest novel, Atonement', Fresh Air (National Public Radio), 18 March 2002 (radio interview).

Brown, Cambell. 'Author Ian McEwan Discusses His New Novel Atonement', Sunday Today (NBC), 31 March 2002 (television interview).

Whitney, Helen. 'Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero: Ian McEwan', Frontline / PBS , April 2002 (Interview regarding the events of September 11th).

Taylor, Alan. 'Ian McEwan', The Herald (Glasgow), 25 July 2002: 4.

Goring, Rosemary. 'Private Pleasure and the Banishment of Public Fear', The Herald (Glasgow), 19 August 2002: 13.

Begley, Adam, 'The Art of Fiction CLXXIII: Ian McEwan', The Paris Review, 44:162, Summer 2002: 30-60.

Koval, Ramona. 'Ian McEwan', Books and Writing (Radio National), 22 September 2002 (Read a summarized version of this interview).

Gómez, Lourdes. 'Nuevos Territorios de la Novela: "La bondad y la maldad están diseminadas equitativamente por todo el mundo"', El Pais, 5 October 2002.

Speranza, Graciela. 'Ian McEwan: "El escritor moderno se mira al espejo durante demasiado tiempo"', EL CULTURAL, 10-16 October 2002.

Bach, Mauricio. 'ENTREVISTA a Ian McEwan, escritor británico, que publica Expiación: "Vivimos entre dos modelos de sociedad sin diálogo posible"', La Vanguardia, 20 October 2002.

Lozano, Antonio. 'Un perverso exquisito', Que Leer, 71, November 2002.

'Ian McEwan dans un jardin anglais', Le nouvel observateur, n°2025, 28 août 2003.

Fraga, Jesús. 'Entrevista: Ian McEwan.' La Voz de Galicia, 6 March 2004: 54 [Interview about Expiación].

Koval, Ramona. 'An Interview with Ian McEwan', Erudition, 4, April 2004 [Interview about writing, morality, science and love].

Weich, Dave. 'Ian McEwan, Reinventing Himself Still', Powells.com, 1 April 2004.

Graham-Harrison, Emma. 'McEwan Takes Scalpel to Anxiety in New Novel', Reuters, 11 April 2004.

Caminada, Carlos. 'Ian McEwan, Finishing New Novel, Ponders World After Sept. 11', Bloomberg.com, 16 July 2004.

Cavendish, Lucy. 'Absent parents, an angry ex, and a curious obsession with dead bodies', Evening Standard, 17 January 2005: 23 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Freeman, John, 'Deft Knife Twist of Literary Anxiety', Toronto Star, 22 January 2005: H13 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Gerard, Jasper, 'The Conversion of Mr Macabre', The Sunday Times, 23 January 2005: Review 5 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Tonkin, Boyd, 'The Difference a Day Makes', The Independent (London), 28 January 2005: 24-25 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Deveney, Catherine, 'First Love, Last Writes', Scotsman on Sunday, 30 January 2005 [Profile / Interview].

Dening, Penelope, 'The Master of Literary Menace', Irish Times, 5 February 2005: 11 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Taylor, Alan. 'What a Difference a Day Makes', Sunday Herald, 6 February 2005 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

Rosenheim, Andrew. 'The Voice of Modern British Fiction', Publishers Weekly, 28 February 2005: S16 [Interview with McEwan regarding his novel Saturday].

'McEwan Aiming for "Documentary Sense"', Globe and Mail, 5 March 2005.

Simon, Scott. 'A 'Saturday' in the Life with Novelist McEwan', Weekend Edition (NPR), 19 March 2005 [Interview audio available on the NPR website].

'McEwan’s Latest Novel Cements His Place at the Top', The Today Show, 30 March 2005 [Interview video available on the MSNBC website].

'Novelist Ian McEwan', OnPoint Radio, 7 April 2005 [Radio interview; May be available for a limited time only].

Miller, Laura. 'Salon.com Interview with McEwan', Salon.com, 9 April 2005 [Read McEwan's articles about September 11th, as mentioned in the interview: 'Beyond Belief' and 'Only Love and Then Oblivion'].

Brown, Jeffrey. 'Conversation: McEwan', NewsHour, 13 April 2005 [Interview transcript and video available at the NewsHour/PBS.org website].

Gormley, Antony. ' "The Consolation of the Elemental" ', The Independent (London), 1 July 2005: 20-22 [McEwan discusses his trip to the Arctic].

'Spiegel Interview with British Author Ian McEwan: "We're Witnessing a Civil War in Islam"', Spiegel.de, 19 July 2005.

Birnbaum, Robert. 'Birnbaum v. Ian McEwan', The Morning News, 20 July 2005.

'Zadie Smith Talks with Ian McEwan', The Believer, 3.6, August 2005 [Online excerpt, but with a brilliant introduction by Zadie Smith].

Appleyard, Bryan. 'The Ghost in My Family.' Sunday Times (London), 25 March 2007: 1 [Interview focused primarily on Ian McEwan's family history].

d'Ancona, Matthew. 'The Magus of Fitzrovia.' The Spectator, 7 April 2007: 16-17.

Tonkin, Boyd. 'Ian McEwan: I hang on to hope in a tide of fear.' The Independent, 7 April 2007.

Collett-White, Mike. 'Book Talk.' Reuters, 24 April 2007.

Lynn, David. 'A Conversation with Ian McEwan.' Kenyon Review, 2007. [Available in audio format.]

New York Times Podcast Interview with Ian McEwan. New York Times Website, 1 June 2007 [length -- 32:39].

Freeman, John. 'Talking with Ian McEwan.' Newsday, 3 June 2007: C28.

'Book World Live: Two Young Lovers Struggle to Consummate Their Marriage.' WashingtonPost.com, 5 June 2007 [Online Q&A with readers from across the U.S.].

'10 Questions for Ian McEwan.' Time Magazine, 7 June 2007.

"A Matter of Human Ingenuity." Science Weekly: Guardian Weekly Podcast, 30 July 2007 [Audio available online as an .mp3 or you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes].

Dobrzynski, Judith H. "He's Not 'MacAbre' Any Longer." Wall Street Journal, 20 November 2007: D8.

Chotiner, Isaac. "The TNR Q&A." The New Republic, 11 January 2008 [McEwan on Bellow, the Internet, and atheism].

"Conversation with Ian McEwan & Steven Pinker Extra Podcast [Audio; 54 mins.]." PEN American Center, 3 May 2008 [McEwan talks with Steven Pinker about literature, conversational styles, and the nature of language].

"Science Extra Podcast [Audio; 12 mins.]." The Guardian, 14 July 2008 [McEwan on the differences between the creative process in art and science].

Pim, Keiron. "McEwan's Novel Take on Climate Change." Eastern Daily Press Books, 3 August 2009 [McEwan discusses his next novel, expected to be published in 2010].

Friesen, Eric. "The Writer Who Listens ... IAN McEWAN Interviewed." Queen's Quarterly 116.3, Fall 2009: 415-424.

Wroe, Nicholas. 'Ian McEwan: "It's good to get your hands dirty a bit".' The Guardian, 6 March 2010 [McEwan on his new novel Solar].

Brown, Mick. 'Warming to the Topic of Climate Change.' Telegraph, 11 March 2010.

'You ask... Ian McEwan.' Waterstone's BooksQuarterly, March 2010 [Interview: Waterstone’s Cardholders interview McEwan about his new novel].

Alter, Alexandra. 'Can Climate Change Be Funny?' Wall Street Journal, 26 March 2010.

Griggs, Jessica. 'Ian McEwan: Mr Sunshine.' New Scientist, 30 March 2010.

Lawless, Jill. 'British Writer Ian McEwan Tackles Global Warming in New Novel Solar.' Canadian Press, 30 March 2010.

Bradbury, Lorna. 'Ways With Words 2010: Ian McEwan Interview.' Telegraph, 20 May 2010 [Ian McEwan explains why his latest novel Solar was rejected by the American literary establishment].

Ross, Tim. 'Ian McEwan: The Full Interview.' Telegraph, 12 February 2011.

  
Novels:    The Cement Garden    The Comfort of Strangers    The Child in Time    The Innocent    Black Dogs       
Enduring Love    Amsterdam    Atonement    Saturday    On Chesil Beach   Solar   Sweet Tooth
The Children Act
Stories:    First Love, Last Rites    In Between the Sheets   
  Children's Fiction:    Rose Blanche    The Daydreamer   
Screenplays:    The Imitation Game & Other Plays    The Ploughman's Lunch    Soursweet  
Oratorio / Libretto:    Or Shall We Die?      For You
 

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