Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

By David Runciman and Catherine Carr

David talks to novelist Ian McEwan about his new Brexit parable, The Cockroach, and a lot else besides: counterfactual history, Labour party conferences, eighteenth-century satire, humanising judges and turning the economy on its head. But yes, it's all about the Brexit nightmare.

Further Learning: 

You can buy The Cockroach hereAn extract from The Cockroach

Mentioned in this Episode:

Selected quotes from Johnson’s UN speechThe Children ActA Modest Proposal by Jonathan SwiftMachines like Me

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