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
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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