Video: McEwan–On Writing and Hiking

I n this Guardian UK interview, Ian McEwan of The Atonement fame tells us how hiking and sheer laziness keep him creative. Who would have thought! He also reflects on the 911 bombing. And he shares some of his writing habits and a few tips. Dont’ get your hopes. No elixir for the nobel prize novel or anything like that.  But you’ll get  a good laugh. By the way, if you’re itching to get on some McEwan, start with Saturday. It’s a stirring day-in-the-life story of a British neurosurgeon. Cool stuff.

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I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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