Jon McGregor was born in Bermuda in 1976. He moved with his family to England and spent his childhood in Norwich and Thetford, later studying at Bradford University for a degree in Media Technology and Production. He started writing seriously during his final year at University, contributing a series entitled ‘Cinema 100’ to the anthology Five Uneasy Pieces (Pulp Faction). He has had short fiction published by Granta magazine, and a short story entitled ‘While You Were Sleeping’ broadcast on Radio 4.
He was the youngest contender and only first novelist on the longlist for the 2002 Man Booker Prize, for If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. It went on to win the Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award and to be shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.
Jon McGregor’s second novel, So Many Ways To Begin, was published in 2006. His most recent book is a third novel, Even The Dogs (2010).
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