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Author Ian McEwan speaks about one technique for finding novel ideas

Ian McEwan, who wrote Atonement and Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, describes in this 3-minute video how he develops ideas and finds inspiration for his writing, including a technique he uses to “force ideas.”

McEwan’s most recent book Sweet Tooth: A Novelis a love story, a spy novel, and a book about literature itself.

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