Caroline Edwards deposited Interview with Jon McGregor in the group CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century on MLA Commons 7 years, 4 months ago
In lieu of an abstract, here is the beginning of the article:
Born in 1976 in Bermuda, Jon McGregor grew up in Norfolk and currently lives in Nottingham in the UK. McGregor came to literary prominence with the publication of his first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Bloomsbury, 2002). The novel was an immediate success and at just 26 years old McGregor was the youngest
contender – and only first-time novelist – for the Man Booker Prize long list that year. Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, theCommonwealth Writers Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award,If Nobody Speaks went on to win the Betty Task Prize and the Somerset MaughamAward in 2003. This critical success enabled McGregor to write full-time, move out of
his narrow boat and give up his various part-time jobs; which had ranged from working in a call centre, a t-shirt factory and a post room to standing in a bear costume to advertise the new pound shop in Barnsley high street.