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Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic. Hear their stories ranging from divine silence to dark threats.
British writer Ian McEwan shares amusing insider information about the British intelligence agency MI5 and MI6, which was given to him by the legendary author of espionage novels and former spy, John le Carré.
During the Cold War CIA and MI6 funded cultural fronts. To promote the open societies agents had to operate in deep secret, an absurdity that drove Ian McEwan to write the spy novel ’Sweet Tooth’, which he reads from here.
We are all spies trying to read each others secrets. Meet the superb British writer Ian McEwan in this conversation about his novel Sweet Tooth (2012) – a novel about literature as well as about a love affair between two very different people.
“Literature thrives on conflict.” The renowned British writer Ian McEwan talks of making love work in fiction, the amazing evolution of the novel as a genre, and the mature writer as a toddler of old age.