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Jon McGregor talks about reworking his first published story ‘What the Sky Sees’ from the female perspective and reads from both the original and updated version, ‘In Winter the Sky’. He also discusses his enduring fascination with Lincolnshire and his new short story collection, This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You.

The Granta Podcast Episode 30. by Ted Hodgkinson Granta

‘In Winter the Sky’ is taken from This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor, published by Bloomsbury on 2 February 2012 at £14.99. © Jon McGregor 2012.

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In this special edition of Liars' League, Jon McGregor joins us to read from and discuss ‘In Winter the Sky’, his first-ever published story, found in Granta 78, and recently revised for his new story collection and the online edition of Exit Strategies. But first, actors from the live fiction salon perform stories of desire and conflict from Granta’s latest issue.

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