Jenn Ashworth’s first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. On the publication of her second, Cold Light (Sceptre, 2011) she was featured on the BBC’s The Culture Show as one of the UK’s twelve best new writers. Her third and fourth novels, The Friday Gospels (2013) and Fell (2016), are published in the UK by Sceptre.
She is also a short story writer, and has had fiction broadcast on BBC Radio 4, published in The Big Issue and The Independent and collected in The Best British Short Stories (2015).
Here, Jenn Ashoworth speaks to the BBC about her third novel, The Friday Gospels.
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Fell, 2016, Sceptre
'The Daughters of Lot, Ashworth', 2015, In: The Lonely Crowd
'Life writing / writing life', 2015 In: The Art of The Novel, Salt Publishing
Bus Station: Unbound, with Richard Hirst, 2015, Curious Tales
'Dinner for One', 2014 In: Big Issue in the North
'On being brief', 2014 In: Writing short stories, Bloomsbury
'Doted', 2014 In: Litro Magazine
'Generation rental: the housing crisis facing today's youth', 2014 In: The Observer
Five Thousand Lads a Year (broadcast on BBC Radio 4), 2014
'The longest night: five curious tales', 2013 Curious Tales, Anthology
'Katy, My Sister', 2013 In: Short Fiction: The Visual Literary Journal
The Friday Gospels, 2013, Sceptre
'Shoes', 2013 In: Scraps, Gumbo Press
'Dinner for one', 2012 In: Poor souls' light, Curious Tales
'Every Member a Missionary', 2012 In: The Mechanics' Institute Review
'Hammer' (Kindle ed.), 2012 In: Jawbreakers: a collection of flash-fictions
'Why I refused to go to school', 2012 In: The Guardian
Cold Light, 2011, Sceptre
'The Wrong Sort of Shoes', 2010 In: Bugged. CompletelyNovel.com
A Kind of Intimacy, 2009, Arcadia Books
'Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others', 2009 In: Paint a Vulgar Picture: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths, Serpent's Tail
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Jenn Ashworth discusses the challenges and opportunities around collaboration.