In Lessons, Ian McEwan masterfully unravels a fascinating chronicle of our time. How do global events beyond our control shape our lives and our memories? What can we really learn from the traumas of the past? From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the fall of the Berlin Wall, from the COVID pandemic to climate change, one of the greatest British writers discusses his sociopolitical epic tour de force with Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Literature at Southbank Centre.

As part of Beyond Words Literature Festival 2023