Reading, Talk, Concert & Film

One Day with … Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan, born in 1948, is one of the most acclaimed British writers. Among his awards are the 1998 Booker Prize for “Amsterdam” and the 1999 Alfred-Toepfer-Foundation’s Shakespeare Prize for his oeuvre. His novel “Atonement” became a worldwide bestseller in 2001 and was made into a film starring Keira Knightley. His novels translated into German include “Saturday”, “On Chesil Beach”, “Solar” and, most recently, “Sweet Tooth”. His latest novel “The Children Act”, which will be published in German in January 2015 by Diogenes, will be presented by Ian McEwan himself during the Berliner Festspiele’s event “One Day with… Ian McEwan”. This event will feature readings, films, lectures, a book signing, music and High Tea with Ian McEwan and friends …


16:00–18:30: Introduction
Alexander Khuon reads from “The Innocent”
– Musical interlude by Elias Stemeseder (piano)
– Introduction to Ian McEwan’s work by Bernhard Robben
– Alexander Khuon reads from “The Child in Time”
– Musical interlude by Elias Stemeseder (piano)

Afternoon tea in the Bornemann Bar

18:30–19:00 & 21:00–21:30: Book signing (Upper Foyer)

19:15: Reading, concert and discussion
Eva Mattes reads from “The Children Act”
– Musical interlude by Christina Sidak (mezzo-soprano) and Jonathan Ware (piano)
– Discussion between Ian McEwan and Daniel Kehlmann (in English)

21:30: Finale
– Surprise film

One Day with … Ian McEwan. Documentation

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A Berliner Festspiele event in cooperation with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
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