UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2012.
British author Ian McEwan, visiting Israel to receive a literary prize, joined a protest against a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, protesters said.
Author Ian McEwan says an English-language opera based on his novel "Atonement" is to have its premiere at a German opera house in 2013.
British novelist Ian McEwan, known best for the book "Atonement," says his first opera does not use traditional devices such as fantasy elements.
"National Treasure: Book of Secrets" was No. 1 in U.S. theaters for the third straight weekend, estimated ticket sales showed Sunday.
Anne Enright's novel "The Gathering" has earned the Irish author the prestigious Man Booker prize.
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A British author who admitted to taking pebbles from a South Coast beach could face a fine of nearly $4,000.
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has been named the greatest living British writer in a poll conducted by The Book Magazine.
"Saturday," a novel by Ian McEwan, has been selected as a finalist for Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.