In Conversation with Ian McEwan

Thanks to a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh creative writing program and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Braddock Avenue Books co-founder Robert Peluso had the chance to talk live with novelist Ian McEwan about novellas, Nabokov, the idea of the book, and living the literary life. During the wide-ranging call from the author's London home, the two also discussed McEwan's newest novel, Sweet Tooth, and his essay “When I Stop Believing in Fiction.” A feature article based on their exchange as well as a complete transcript of the conversation can be found at