Sunday February 16, 2020

Arts Interview: The rule breaker

Jon McGregor's new collection of short stories isn't afraid to shy away from the accepted orthodoxy of the traditional form, writes Nadine O'Regan.

26th February, 2012
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Jon McGregor: "There's a lot of accumulated baggage in short story writing."

"I just wasn't good at working with other people," McGregor smiles ruefully, sitting in the bar of a Dublin hotel. "I spent more and more time writing scripts and treatments. I basically spent four years at university hiding in my room and writing."

If the technique proved unsuccessful as a method by which to bring him global fame as a director, it did have the fortunate side-effect of laying the groundwork to make him into...

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