Ian McEwan Other Literary Forms

Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Ian McEwan turned to longer forms after beginning his career as a writer of short fiction, publishing his first novel, The Cement Garden, in 1978; a play, The Imitation Game, in 1981; a screenplay for the film The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983); and subsequent novels, including The Child in Time (1987), Enduring Love (1997), and the Booker McConnell Prize-winning Amsterdam (1998). He also wrote the children’s literature work The Daydreamer (1994).