in conversation with James Naughtie
Sun 12th October 8.30pm
Big Tent on Wimbledon Common
McEwan speaks to both head and heart with his new book The Children Act, a story partly inspired by real life cases and revolves around parents who are refusing treatment for their sick son because of their religious beliefs. It puts ideas of adult responsibility on trial with a plot that takes the perspective of the female high court judge presiding over the case at the high court.
The novelist launched a career which has combined critical acclaim and bestselling success, winning the Booker for Amsterdam and shortlisted a further four times. His work includes First Love, Last Rites, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, On Chesil Beach, Solar and Sweet Tooth. His novel Atonement was adapted into a film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
Ian McEwan is often described as one of, if not ‘the’ finest living writer today. Don’t miss the chance to see him here at Wimbledon BookFest n conversation with the BBC presenter of the Today programme, James Naughtie.
Listen to Ian read an extract from The Children Act here.