Short Story Masterclass with… Jon McGregor

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In the third instalment of this year’s Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author, Jon McGregor, about the loss of innocence, the dangers of complacency, playing with form, and visions of the apocalypse in his short story collection, ‘This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You’…


Jon McGregor is the author of the critically acclaimed If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, So Many Ways to Begin, Even the Dogs and, most recently, Reservoir 13. He is the winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award, and has been twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection, This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You . He was runner-up for the BBC National Short Story Award in both 2010 and 2011, with ‘If It Keeps on Raining’ and ‘Wires’ respectively. He was born in Bermuda in 1976. He grew up in Norfolk and now lives in Nottingham where he is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. He edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters.



Listen to Short Story Masterclass

with Jon McGregor

( 31 minutes)



With warm thanks to the organisers of the Small Wonder Festival.


Jac Cattaneo is an artist, writer and lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her prize-winning short stories and poems have been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies. Jac is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Chichester and writing a novel. She tweets @jaccattaneo



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