December Featured Author: Ian McEwan


Every month the Main Library will be featuring a notable fiction author on the second floor. 

English novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan was born on June 21, 1948. Known for his stylistic brilliance, McEwan has had a profound impact on the literacy world since entering it in the mid-1970s with a collection of Gothic short stories. The most notable of his many awards is the Booker Prize, which he won in 1998 for Amsterdam. Though he is widely known for his 2001 novel Atonement, which was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2007, he has received many more awards with the help of his other works. In 2008, he was featured on The Times list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945″. Check out his latest book Sweet Tooth at SJCPL.

Books by McEwan can be found on the “Featured Author” display on the  second floor of the Main Library.


  1. Thank you Angela!
    This is a really nice new column. I have placed audiobook Sweet Tooth on hold and I look forward to listening to a brand new (for me) author.

  2. The movie Atonement is gorgeous. Period wardrobe is stunning. Keira Knightly and James McAvoy melt your heart. It will make you weep but worth it. The library has a number of copies of the movie and book. I haven’t read the book yet but planning on it. Book is relatively short despite sweeping story do don’t hesitate to add it to your list.

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