Ian McEwan says his forthcoming novel details one day in the life of a brain surgeon. McEwan’s Atonement won the U.S. National Book Critics award and the Santiago Casino European literature award. The author is more excited about the latter, which is determined by book buyers in a Spanish town.
“The Anglo-American literary world is something of a black hole,” according to McEwan. (Via The Elegant Variation, back from vacation.)