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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