Posted on 09/12/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The political turmoil that has followed England's Brexit vote continues to inspire authors.

Ian McEwan announced today that he’ll release a satirical novella that draws from the current state of his country’s politics in just two weeks.

The Cockroach pays homage to Franz Kafka, in that its main character (Jim Sams) wakes up entirely different — but rather than turning into an insect, he has turned into the British prime minister.

Like John Le Carré, whose next novel includes jabs at Brexit, McEwan has been a vocal opponent of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Read more about McEwan’s surprise project, which comes out September 27, in the Guardian.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Politics, The Guardian

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