LFF CONNECTS: Ian McEwan
The great British writer joins us to talk about writing for the page and for the screen, and the enduring appeal of his work.
H osted by novelist, radio & television presenter, Francine Stock
Photograph: Urszula Soltys.
One of the greatest modern British writers, Ian McEwan made a name for himself writing dark and gripping novels, often notorious for their extreme themes. His work has also explored the impact of unusual situations on ordinary people and examined how social and political issues determine personal lives. His skill in creating great characters and distinctive narratives has seen many films adapted from his work, including The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, The Comfort of Strangers and the Academy Award-winning Atonement. On Chesil Beach, which he adapted from his own novella, screens as this year’s Love Gala. We’re delighted to have McEwan join us to discuss the different disciplines of writing for the page and the screen and explore why his fiction continues to have such enduring appeal for big screen storytellers.
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