Jon Mcgregor

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The 10 books shortlisted for the  2019 International Dublin Literary Award

The winners of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, the 2017 Man Booker Prize and last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction are among the 10 novels shortlisted for the(...)

The 2014 Man Booker prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of authors in the Folio Academy, which includes Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín, and Belinda McKeown, along with Mar(...)

June Caldwell: her modernist style and tendency to switch forms never let the reader rest

Robot boys that rehabilitate paedophiles, sex-change clinics, demoralising orgies, alpha submissives caged in a Leitrim farmhouse and ogled by rubber (...)

Jon McGregor author of ‘Reservoir 13’. ‘No interest in solving the mystery.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reservoir 13, Jon McGregor’s fourth novel and first for seven years, opens with a familiar scene: a child has gone missing (on the moors of Derbyshire(...)

Crossing from one art form into another can be tricky, and so it proves with the poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s debut novel, The Bricks That Built th(...)

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award(...)

Betrayed: Frida Kahlo is the subject of Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s The Egg Pyramid in Flash Fiction

Summer is a bumper time for book publishers, of both the traditional and the digital kind. As people head off on holidays they pack their paperbacks o(...)

British writer Jim Crace has won this year’s IMPAC award for his novel Harvest.

This year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been won by the revered British writer Jim Crace with his dramatic pastoral Harvest. He is (...)

Jon McGregor, Evie Wyld and Donal Ryan

Earlier in this series, we discussed the idea of outlining, of sketching a rough trajectory for your story. Structure is a lynchpin for some writer(...)