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Ian McEwan's Literary Archive Bought By Harry Ransom Center For $2m

Posted at 6:18AM Friday 16 May 2014

Ian McEwan's literary archive – including abandoned stories, early drafts of novels, letters from other writers and about 17 years of emails – is heading to Texas after it was bought by the Harry Ransom Center for $2m (£1.2m).


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