His 1997 novel, Enduring Love, about the relationship between a science writer and a stalker, was popular with critics, although it was not shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was adapted into a film in 2004. In 1998, he won the Man Booker Prize for Amsterdam. His next novel, Atonement (2001), received considerable acclaim; Time magazine named it the best novel of 2002, and it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2007, the critically acclaimed movie Atonement, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, was released in cinemas worldwide. His next work, Saturday (2005), follows an especially eventful day in the life of a successful neurosurgeon. Saturday won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 2005, and his novel On Chesil Beach (2007) was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize. McEwan has also written a number of produced screenplays, a stage play, children's fiction, an oratorio and a libretto titled For You with music composed by Michael Berkeley.
The Comfort of Strangers is a 1981 novel by British writer Ian McEwan . It is his second novel, and is set in an unnamed city (though the detailed description strongly suggests Venice ). Harold Pinter adapted it as a screenplay for the movies in 1990 ( The Comfort of Strangers ), which starred Rupert Everett , Christopher Walken , Helen Mirren and Natasha Richardson . The film is set in Venice. 
Solar is a novel by author Ian McEwan , first published on 18 March 2010 by Jonathan Cape , an imprint of Random House . It is a satire about a jaded Nobel-winning physicist whose dysfunctional personal life and cynical ambition see him pursuing a solar-energy based solution for climate change .