Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan explains inspiration behind Nutshell, his forthcoming novel narrated in utero -- exclusive

Atonement author Ian McEwan returns with his latest novel, Nutshell, this September — and it’s shaping up to be a weird one, in the very best way. Here’s a snippet from the official summary:

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home — a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse — but John’s not here. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb.

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On the Books: Oprah unveils latest book club pick; more than 500 authors lobby UN over international bill of digital rights

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We’ve got plenty of book news for today: Oprah chose a new title for her book club, award-winning authors around the world are protesting state surveillance, and more book deals have been announced. (A sports item even made its way into this morning’s headlines.) Read on for more:

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