Ian McEwan's Latest Novel Pays Homage to 'Hamlet'

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Claudius flees a re-enactment of the old king's murder in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Act III, Scene 2: Ophelia: 'The king rises' King 'Give me some light: - away!'.

Ian McEwan joins us to talk about his latest novel, Nutshell. The story is told entirely from the perspective of an unborn child who bears witness to his mother’s affair with her brother-in-law, and their plan to kill the child’s father.

Event: Ian McEwan will be in conversation with Christopher Beha, Harper’s Magazine, Senior Editor, at the 92nd Street Y/Unterberg Poetry Center (1395 Lexington Avenue).