Devil in the detail

Success seems to sit uneasily on the shoulders of Jon McGregor. The novelist’s first work, If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things, was long-listed for the Booker Prize four years ago and now his second work, So Many Ways To Begin, has achieved the sam

2nd September, 2006

Success seems to sit uneasily on the shoulders of Jon McGregor. The novelist’s first work, If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things, was long-listed for the Booker Prize four years ago and now his second work, So Many Ways To Begin, has achieved the same feat.

Tall, wiry and bespectacled, he manages to appear younger and older than his 30 years when we meet on a cloudy afternoon in Dublin’s Morrison Hotel, and all...

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