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Jon McGregor is shortlisted for another award: Goldsmith's Prize

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We're overjoyed at the School to announce the shortlisting of Jon McGregor's novel Reservoir 13 for yet another award. Jon McGregor, alongside Will Self have been nominated for the £10,000 award, which was announced on Wednesday 27 September.

Dr Naomi Wood, Chair of Judges says:

"Our six shortlisted books offer resistance to the received idea of how a novel should be written. Variously, they break the rules on continuity, time, character arcs, perspective, voice, typographical conventions and structure. As such, there is a wildness to all of our chosen books that provokes in the reader a joyful inquiry about just what a novel might be there to do."

Read the full story here.

Here's where you can find out more about the Goldsmith's Prize.

Posted on Tuesday 3rd October 2017

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