Ian McEwan was born on June 21, 1948 in Aldershot, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970. He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.
McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for THE CHILD IN TIME; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fi