Ian McGuire grew up near Hull and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Virginia.
In 2007 he co-founded the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, and he is currently a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. His short stories have been published in the Paris Review, the Chicago Review and elsewhere. The North Water is his second novel.
What is it about flawed characters that makes such compelling fiction?
Alexander Lecture Theatre