Ian McEwan with Geoffrey Harpham: Lessons
Tue, Nov 8 at 2pm
Ian McEwan’s new novel, Lessons, is a tour de force, with significant episodes based on his own, not uneventful, life. Following a man’s existence over eight decades of personal and global upheaval, the backdrop includes the Suez and Cuban crises, Chernobyl, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Covid pandemic and climate change. Ian McEwan discusses the epic and intimate range of Lessons, and the impact of world events on our lives, with Geoffrey Harpham, Emeritus Director of the National Humanities Center. Ian McEwan’s previous books, many of which have been adapted for the screen, include Atonement and On Chesil Beach.