Talent, Talks and Tapes at Five Leaves McGregor Launch

“It’s a book about a missing girl. It’s a book out a girl being found,” explains author Jon McGregor of his multi-award winning Reservoir 13 , last Tuesday evening’s event Five Leaves bookshop. Admittedly reluctant to a launch-type event for The Reservoir Tapes in 2018, due to a year of promoting both the related novel and short story collection, the youngest ever contender for the Booker Prize didn’t want to spend time ‘mouthing off’ about his astounding—and well deserved— . Despite , much to the delight of the audience, he was happy to be at Five Leaves, noting how supported he felt the Nottingham community and readership. Reflecting on the audience’s positivity, McGregor articulated, “when you sit down to write a book, ideally, you want to make a connection with readers. So, for the book to go out into the world and for readers to respond, its what you want as a writer… That’s me saying thank you to those bought and read the book.” It’s evident, both the speaker himself and the respectfully reactive audience, that the heart of the two narratives is married to the community where a […]

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