Amsterdam

Winner of the Booker Prize 1998

by Ian McEwan

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  • 9780099272779
  • 9781409089834

***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE***

Two old friends – Cline Linley and Vernon Halliday – meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane. Both men had been Molly’s lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain’s most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon’s lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam.


  • Random House; March 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409089834
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  • Title: Amsterdam
  • Author: Ian McEwan
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
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  • 9781409089834

In The Press

"Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking"


About The Author

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.

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  • 9780099272779
  • 9781409089834