Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/12/In_Conversation_with_Ian_McEwan
Reflecting on his stint at Caltech, novelist Ian McEwan argues that while math and science majors are often well-read, humanities students tend to know little about the sciences. “They know our stuff, but we don’t know their stuff,” says McEwan.
In Ian McEwan’s new novel Solar, the best-selling author of Atonement explores the quest of one overweight and philandering Nobel prize-winning physicist to save the world from environmental disaster. – Los Angeles Public Library
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including the novels On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and In Between the Sheets. He lives in London.
David Kipen is the author of The Schreiber Theory: A Radical Rewrite of American Film History, and translator of Cervantes’ The Dialogue of the Dogs. Until January 2010, Kipen was the Literature Director of the National Endowment of the Arts, where he directed the Big Read and the Guadalajara Book Festival initiatives. He also served from 1998 to 2005 as book critic, and before that book editor, for the San Francisco Chronicle.