Atonement’s use of an unreliable narrator has become a model for other writers. Find out more about Ian McEwan’s novel, which was made into an award-winning film.
Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England. He is the critically acclaimed author of 17 books.
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.