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Novelist McEwan to speak, Oct. 4

Acclaimed British novelist Ian McEwan, this year's Belknap Visitor in the Humanities at Princeton, will read and discuss his work at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in McCosh 50.

McEwan's novels include "Amsterdam," which won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1998; "Atonement," which is coming out as a major film this year; "Saturday," which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and "On Chesil Beach," which is shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize to be announced Oct. 16.

McEwan's works capture the darker, disquieting elements of human relations and span varied subjects including quantum dynamics, neurosurgery and musical composition. In addition to his novels, he has published short stories and written television and film screenplays.

As Belknap Visitor at Princeton, McEwan joins a distinguished roster of eminent writers and artists, including Chuck Close, Don DeLillo, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur Miller, Richard Serra, Maurice Sendak and Meryl Streep, who delivered last year's Belknap lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities.

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