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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

June 21st, 2002

Prize-winning English novelist Ian McEwan (Amsterdam, 1998) is born in 1948 in Aldershot.

Ian McEwan, b. June 21, 1948

mcewan.jpgMcEwan, now in his early sixties, is generally regarded as England’s foremost living novelist. He has won the Booker Prize and a slew of others, and he seems to go from strength to strength in an oeuvre that ranges from the bizarre and chilling to the emotionally powerful. He started by writing short stories, and these are a wonderful place to start reading him. Then go on to his ten novels, each quite different from the others, and each memorable.

Suggested Reading Stories First Love, Last Rites, 1975. In Between the Sheets, 1978. Novels The Cement Garden, 1978. The Comfort of Strangers, 1981. The Child in Time, 1987. The Innocent, 1989. Black Dogs, 1992. The Daydreamer, 1994. Enduring Love, 1997. Amsterdam, 1998. Atonement, 2001. Saturday, 2005. On Chesil Beach, 2007

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