Ian McGuire grew up near Hull, England, and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Virginia in the United States. He is the co-founder and co-director of the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. He writes criticism and fiction, and his stories have been published in Chicago Review, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. The North Water is his second novel.
“The North Water”: A Blood-Drenched Tale of Arctic Whalers
IAN MCGUIRE’S novel The North Water follows Sumner, an opium-addicted physician who signs on to the crew of the whale ...