Jon McGregor


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Jon McGregor is a British author who has written three novels. His first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, was nominated for the 2002 Booker Prize and was the winner of both the Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award in 2003. So Many Ways to Begin was published in 2006 and was on the Booker prize long list. Even the Dogs was published in 2010, and his newest work, Reservoir 13, was published in April 2017.

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One of The Guardian’s top 10

Jon McGregor has been named as one of the The Guardian’s top ten writers to see live. Find out why they consider him to be a “star of stage and page” here.
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If Nobody Speaks of Remarka...

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Reservoir 13

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So Many Ways to Begin

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This Isn't the Sort of Thin...

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The Reservoir Tapes

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If It Keeps on Raining

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The Letters Page, Vol. 1

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The Letters Page, Vol. 3

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“You must always look with both of your eyes and listen with both of your ears. He says this is a very big world and there are many many things you could miss if you are not careful. There are remarkable things all the time, right in front of us, but our eyes have like the clouds over the sun and our lives are paler and poorer if we do not see them for what they are. If nobody speaks of remarkable things, how can they be called remarkable?”
Jon McGregor, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

“If you listen, you can hear it.
The city, it sings.
If you stand quietly, at the foot of a garden, in the middle of the street, on the roof of a house.
It's clearest at night, when the sound cuts more sharply across the surface of things, when the song reaches out to a place inside you.
It's a wordless song, for the most, but it's a song all the same, and nobody hearing it could doubt what it sings. And the song sings the loudest when you pick out each note.”
Jon McGregor, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

“All the emails I get these days start with sorry but I've been so busy, and I don't understand how we can be so busy and then have nothing to say to each other.”
Jon McGregor, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

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