Jon McGregor is a novelist, and Britain's second-best short story writer. His most recent book is the short story collection, This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You. You can follow him on Twitter @jon_mcgregor. See below for recent news.

News

Uneasy listening

The Guardian’s Sue Arnold recently chose Jon McGregor’s Even the Dogs as one of her audiobook choices. You can read her review here.

The state of the place

The Guardian recently asked Jon McGregor about what goes on on his desktop. Here’s what he told them.

IMPAC 2012 prize “a real honour”

Jon McGregor’s win of the world’s largest prize given to a novel in English has been covered by The Guardian, The BBC, The Huffington Post and the Irish Times, among others. You can read Jon’s acceptance speech here.

Jon McGregor wins the 2012 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Jon McGregor has just been announced as the winner of the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Even the Dogs. The book was chosen from a longlist of 147 titles nominated by 162 public libraries from 45 countries. Read more here.

Even the Dogs reviewed on RTÉ Radio 1

Ahead of the announcement of the winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012 next week, Sinead Gleeson has reviewed Jon McGregor’s shortlisted book, Even the Dogs. Listen to the full review here.

McGregor in Montpellier

Jon McGregor will shortly be off to Montpellier to take part in La Comédie du Livre, a major celebration of books which runs from 1 to 3 June. French speakers can read more here.

The view from Discovery Point

After voting for Jon McGregor to head to Dundee’s Discovery Point for Museums at Night 2012, Mark Macleod reviewed the event. His experience involved more squirming than anticipated. Read his review here.
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Museum piece

Jon McGregor is to be part of an event which is bringing literature to museums all over the UK from tomorrow to 20 May. He’ll be going aboard Dundee’s Discovery Point to give a very special performance as part of Museums at Night 2012. More details here.

The Guardian on Granta 119 (and a little competition)

Not read the latest Granta magazine yet? See what The Guardian thought of issue 119, which includes a short story by Jon McGregor, here. Or take a look at the results of the (very) short story competition that Jon judged for Granta here.

Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing

Julie Andrews, Billy Bragg and Bob Dylan…it may sound like the most intriguing dinner party ever, but these were just a few of the names which came up when Jon McGregor was asked to create a music playlist relating to his new book This Isn’t The Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You. Find out which tracks Jon included (and why), here.