Ian McEwan in conversation in Oxford

Ian McEwan Annelna McAfee

Aldershot born author Ian McEwan is back in the area on Thursday September 4 at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.

Novelist and screenwriter Ian McEwan was acclaimed by The Times in 2008 as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. In 1998 he won the Man Booker Prize with his novel Amsterdam and in 2001 his novel Atonement was made into an Oscar winning film starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy.

Ian McEwan’s latest novel ‘The Children Act’ centres on a 17 year old boy, Adam, who is refusing medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out for Adam, and Fiona Maye, the High Court judge presiding over the case has to make a decision. Should the secular court overrule his sincerely held faith?

In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital. An encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in Adam. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

Ian McEwan will be at the Sheldonian Threatre, Oxford to discuss his powerful new novel on Thursday September 4 at 7pm. Tickets are £7.00 and available on-line here

You can also buy tickets directly from Waterstone bookshop, William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF. Telephone: 01865 790212

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:29