Ian McEwan

in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

Ian McEwan

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Wednesday, May 8
7:30 pm
Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston Street

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Ian McEwan, the internationally-bestselling author of Atonement, The Children Act, The Comfort of Strangers, In Between The Sheets, Amsterdam and Nutshell, visits Vancouver to celebrate the launch of his latest work: the anticipated 17th novel, Machines Like Me.

McEwan is arguably one of the world’s most celebrated novelists, lauded for delving into morally complex, achingly human depictions of life across continents and ages.

He joins Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe & Mail, Marsha Lederman, on stage to discuss Machines Like Me. This richly entertaining, moving love story and mystery is one of the most morally layered novels written for our times. It carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence.

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Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children ActSweet ToothSolar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; SaturdayAtonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets.

Ian McEwan

Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. She covers the film and television industry, visual art, literature, music, theatre, dance, cultural policy, and other related areas. Before joining The Globe, Marsha worked for CBC Radio, mostly in Toronto, where she held a variety of positions, including National Arts Reporter, morning news editor, and founding senior producer on Q. Marsha also worked for many years in private radio as a reporter, news anchor and talk show host. She was born in Toronto and has lived in Vancouver since 2007.