Jon McGregor wrote his first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, while living on a narrowboat. The book was so well received that he was chosen as the youngest contender and only debut novelist on the 2003 Man-Booker Prize longlist. His work is often described as experimental as he takes on different forms and styles. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, where he edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters. He is the author of four novels and a story collection and his newest work, Reservoir 13 tells the stories of the many lives affected by one family’s loss.