Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
NUTSHELL - Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape; RRP $38.00
has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a
dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she's
with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the
two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive,
nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.
from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell
is a classic tale of murder and deceit from
one of the world's master storytellers.
bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master.
About Ian McEwan:
Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children’s novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child In Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden,Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet Tooth and The Children Act.