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 2,002,529 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ian McEwan is the 779th most popular writer (up from 895th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 673rd in 2019) and the 79th 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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  • 49

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  • 3.46

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Among writers, Ian McEwan ranks 779 out of 5,794Before him are Adunis, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Zelda Fitzgerald, Aristarchus of Samothrace, Samuel Richardson, and Georges Bernanos. After him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Tirso de Molina, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Franz Grillparzer, and H. Rider Haggard.

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Among people born in 1948, Ian McEwan ranks 40Before him are John Bonham, Alice Cooper, Radomir Antić, John Carpenter, Tony Iommi, and Klaus Meine. After him are Grace Jones, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carl Weathers, Rory Gallagher, and Lluís Llach.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McEwan ranks 615 out of 6,924Before him are Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Samuel Richardson (1689), Julian Huxley (1887), John Langdon Down (1828), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), and Sean Bean (1959). After him are Gordon Brown (1951), Bobby Robson (1933), Gladwyn Jebb (1900), Saint Malachy (1094), H. Rider Haggard (1856), and Tim Curry (1946).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ian McEwan ranks 79Before him are Tony Buzan (1942), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Jane Hawking (1944), Henry Fielding (1707), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), and Samuel Richardson (1689). After him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), and David Irving (1938).