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Ian Russell McEwan

(1948-), Novelist, short story and screen play writer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Born in Aldershot, with a childhood in Singapore and North Africa, McEwan returned to boarding school and university in England. His first book, a collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites (1975), won the Somerset Maugham Award. His first novel The Cement Garden (1978) was followed by The Comfort of Strangers (1981). The Child in Time (1987) won the Whitbread Novel of the Year and Amsterdam the 1998 Booker Prize. His Booker-nominated Atonement (2001) has been adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. His dark themes, claustrophobic settings and explorations of psychological states secured his place at the forefront of contemporary literature.

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Ian McEwan, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P825

Ian McEwan

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 29 June 1978
NPG P825

Ian McEwan, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2005

Ian McEwan

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, 1990
NPG P2005

Ian McEwan, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88235

Ian McEwan

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, August 1979
NPG x88235

Ian McEwan, by Angela Gorgas - NPG x133005

Ian McEwan

by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1979
NPG x133005

Ian McEwan, by Mark Gerson - NPG x20113

Ian McEwan

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1979
NPG x20113

William McEwan; Ian McEwan, by Steve Pyke - NPG x45578

William McEwan; Ian McEwan

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x45578

Ian McEwan, by Neil Wilder - NPG x125492

Ian McEwan

by Neil Wilder
C-type colour print, 25 February 2002
NPG x125492

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