Ian McEwan, born in Aldershot, England, is a critically acclaimed author and winner of the 1998 Booker Prize

His collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the 1975 Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

He was also shortlisted, for his entire body of work, for The Man Booker International Prize 2005 and 2007.

In June 2023 he became a Companion of Honour after being recognised in the King’s first official birthday honours.

Other nominated books

On Chesil Beach
The Comfort of Strangers
Black Dogs