Derbyshire, midwinter. A teenage girl goes missing. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, pints poured. Life goes on. Jon McGregor, award–winning author of Even the Dogs
and If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
, returns with his first novel in seven years: Reservoir 13
, the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss, unfolding over the course of thirteen years in a small village.
At this event, Jon will lead the audience on a journey through the landscapes and hidden stories of his new novel. If you are bringing a smartphone or tablet device to this event, please ensure that it is fully charged and ready for use.
Jon McGregor is the author of four novels and a story collection. He is the winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literature Prize, Betty Trask Prize, and Somerset Maugham Award, and has twice been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, where he edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters. He was born in Bermuda in 1976, grew up in Norfolk, and now lives in Nottingham.