Ian McEwan was born in 1948 and lives in Gloucestershire, England. He is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels, as well as The Daydreamer, a set of stories for children. He has written many screenplays as well as the libretto for an opera. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, 1975, won the Somerset Maugham Award.
His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, Solar and Sweet Tooth. His novels On Chesil Beachand The Children Act, were recently adapted by him for the screen. 2019 saw the publication of Machines Like Me, a novel about AI. Also published in the same year was The Cockroach and Science.