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Ian McEwan

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Ian Russell McEwan, (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in its list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".McEwan began his career writing sparse, Gothic short stories. His first two novels, The Cement Garden (1978) and The Comfort of Strangers (1981), earned him the nickname "Ian Macabre". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McEwan has received more than 2,362,858 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ian McEwan is the 834th most popular writer (down from 779th in 2019), the 678th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 614th in 2019) and the 80th most popular British Writer.

Ian McEwan is a British novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his novels, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Atonement, and Saturday.

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Among writers, Ian McEwan ranks 834 out of 5,755Before him are Viktor Shklovsky, Laura de Noves, Frank Wedekind, Ban Gu, Ibn al-Jawzi, and Madame Roland. After him are Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Edgar Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Sam Shepard, and Matilde Camus.

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Among people born in 1948, Ian McEwan ranks 50Before him are Tony Iommi, Grace Jones, Elizabeth Blackburn, Rudolf Schenker, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Carl Weathers. After him are Brian Eno, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Ian Paice, Powers Boothe, Patrizia Reggiani, and Edmund Kemper.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McEwan ranks 678 out of 7,765Before him are Stirling Moss (1929), Thomas Chippendale (1718), J. L. Austin (1911), Amélie of Orléans (1865), John Harrison (1693), and Jude Law (1972). After him are Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473), Chris Slade (1946), Naomi Watts (1968), Edgar Wallace (1875), and Martin Ryle (1918).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ian McEwan ranks 80Before him are Julian Barnes (1946), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Jane Hawking (1944), and Philip Pullman (1946). After him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Eleanor Marx (1855), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), James May (1963), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809).