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Paris Review - Ian McEwan, The Art of Fiction No. 173

Interviewed by Adam Begley<p>Issue 162, Summer 2002<p>Ian McEwan, ca. 2011. Photograph by Jean-Frédérick Thesupermat<p>Ian McEwan’s early success came hand in hand with a lurid reputation: his books were said to be twisted and dark. And in fact, his earliest work—two collections of short stories, <i>First Love,</i> …

How I learned to love Canada

In the summer of 1964, I arrived in Canada from the American Midwest. I was 14 and a half. I knew nothing about this country, except that it had ice, snow, Mounties and a Queen. On maps, Canada was a large featureless blob that sat on top of the United States. Its main export was Arctic air.<p>Three …

A Friendly Canada Day Message To Our Neighbours In The United States

Dear USA,<p>We get that you don’t get it. But, believe it or not, Canada is not a colony of your country. We’re an independent nation and we have a day …

Amazon picks best books of 2014 so far

2014 is about half over, and the Amazon team has already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions …

Stepping Out

Living the Fitbit life.<p>I was at an Italian restaurant in Melbourne, listening as a woman named Lesley talked about her housekeeper, an immigrant to Australia who earlier that day had cleaned the bathroom countertops with a bottle of very expensive acne medication: “She’s afraid of the vacuum …