Steven Pinker talks with Ian McEwan about his novel 'Nutshell' Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Catriona Troth Interview – Author, Writer and Novelist | Creative HertsMusic for Writing, Music for Writing Essays & Music for Writing Concentration Novels, Fiction 14 thoughts on “Steven Pinker talks with Ian McEwan about his novel 'Nutshell'” Brilliant but please please Mr Pinker stop 'er….er…er'ing! Yes it's important to choose your words carefully but not at the expense of flowing conversation. I'd rather you made more grammatical mistakes and periodically chose the less fitting word or phrase than have to listen to the cumulatively irritating ers. To 'er' is human, to 'flow' divine. But I do also think you're fab:) Reply Ian McEwen is a treasure for the literate especially for the remarkable plots he creates, many of which are uncanny constructions. Reply 7:25 “no trigger warnings” Reply Brahma Kumaris say – the world story repeats every 5000 years, Reply Talking shite as usual Reply … uncertainty abounds. Reply Wow. Great, fun, full conversation. Many insights. Now to re-read McEwan's books. Only now, at 70, am I re-reading. Recently re-read ''Kafka on the Shore''….3 times! So enjoyed it, each reading different Reply It's ironic that this video has an ambiguous pronoun (his) in the title, seeing that Steven Pinker has spoken about these things a lot. Reply I could keep listening to them talk about anything for hours. Reply So its about Stewie Griffin? Reply I read an Ageist McKewan "comedy" and it was the worst book I've ever read (apart from The Slap); can't remember the title as it was such a forgettable story. Take a look at this person's disgusting comments on Brexit – Ageist and discriminatory. McKewan is juvenile in his comments on Brexit where he came out with Ageist comments saying that "Oldsters" should die. Forgive me for my common, vulgar faux pas (faux passes?) – I am merely a Brit who walks among the streets of the British islands communicating with the hoi polloi – we don't care what you think – we care what's good for our islands. Reply What a fascinating concept, definitely going to read this book. Reply Steven seems nervous, or not in the moment, no? Reply wonderful author Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.