Ian McEwan and Katy Brand on the Penguin Podcast

Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan visits the Penguin studio to talk about his new novel Machines Like Me – set in an alternate 1980s in which synthetic humans are on sale.

Ian and Katy talk about the ethics of AI, why drinking wine on the top of a mountain is good for your health and how being an A-list Hollywood screenwriter can be ‘the ruin of many an English novelist’. Ian’s objects of inspiration include steel drinking cups and a drawing of a squirrel’s skull.

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