Jon McGregor was born in Bermuda and spent his childhood in Norfolk, before studying at Bradford University where he wrote Cinema 100 – a series which appeared in the Pulp Faction anthology Five Uneasy Pieces. His short fiction has been published in Granta and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Jon’s first novel If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things was published in 2002, when he was the youngest author and only first novelist to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The book won the Betty Trask Prize and Somerset Maugham Award, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
His second novel, So Many Ways To Begin, came out in 2006 and his third, Even The Dogs, in 2010.
Jon will be reading from and talking about his work, and answering questions from the audience. A selection of Jon’s publications will be available to purchase from a special Blackwell’s bookstall on the night. Complimentary drinks will be available on arrival.
Entry: Free (no need to book)
Thursday 4th March 2010
Drinks reception from 6.00pm in the atrium
Reading from 6.30pm in room 2.10
MMU Sandra Burslem Building (the Law School, accessible through the All Saints Building, All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Manchester)
Contact: James Draper: +44 (0) 161 247 1787; firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers at MMU 2009/10
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