And if he had to choose between his books and his family? There’s no hesitation.
I adored having children.
Work and fatherhood have kept me sane.
The impulse to work is like a survival instinct.
~ Robert McCrum with English Novelist Ian McEwan
Don’t miss Robert McCrum’s great column on Ian McEwan in the Guardian here:
Ian McEwan, 66, is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.” He won the Man Booker Prize with Amsterdam (1998). In 2001, he published Atonement, which was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. (Source: Wiki)