The importance of story in a soundbite culture


With the current overwhelming availability of information, and the demand for that information to be both instant and image-based, our culture is losing the ability to share and value our stories. Jon McGregor, a novelist with a clear vested interest in asserting the importance of narrative, explores the role of story-sharing in our personal and social relationships; and outlines some possible ways of reclaiming a space for story in our lives.

Jon McGregor is a writer. His debut novel, “If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things” (Bloomsbury), is published in August

Jon McGregor