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Ian McEwan's archives acquired by the Ransom Center
Ian McEwan's archives acquired by the Ransom Center

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of Man Booker prize-winning author Ian McEwan. It's the latest addition to the center's significant collection of the papers of modern and contemporary authors, including Doris Lessing, Graham Greene and Don Delillo. "I'm not the sort of writer who makes instant use of his own life for material to be transcribed immediately to fiction," McEwan said in a Ransom Center Q&A. John "Updike is a supreme example of that. My fiction is, to borrow a fine phrase, displaced by 'a knight's move' from my life. I think the archive will show these tenuous connections." ...

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