Ian McEwan Reads “My Purple Scented Novel”

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Ian McEwan reads his story from the March 28, 2016 issue of the magazine. McEwan has published sixteen books of fiction, including “The Children Act,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Saturday,” and “Atonment.” This story was inspired by “L’image volée,” an exhibition project by Thomas Demand that opens this month at Fondazione Prada, in Milan. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.