Jenn Ashworth


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Jenn Ashworth is an English writer. She was born in 1982 in Preston, Lancashire. She has graduated from Cambridge University and the Manchester Centre for New Writing. In March 2011 she was featured as one of the BBC Culture Show's Best 12 New Novelists. She previously worked as a librarian in a men's prison.

She founded the Preston Writers Network, later renamed as the Central Lancs Writing Hub, and worked as its coordinator until it closed in January 2010. She has also taught creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Lancaster.

Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, won a Betty Trask Award in 2010. An extract from an earlier novel, lost as a resul
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A Kind of Intimacy

3.78 avg rating — 1,009 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Cold Light

2.96 avg rating — 958 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Fell

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The Friday Gospels

3.77 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Night Visitors

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Hometown Tales: Lancashire

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Bus Station: Unbound

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“For others, I suspect the vehement dislike of tattoos [on women] is really a fear of women's skin. When a woman makes her own mark on it, she isn't quite as available to receive whatever fantasies you might want to project on to her. If skin is a screen, and a woman writes on it, she is telling the world (or even just herself) that her own standards of attractiveness are more important to her than the standards of anyone else who might cross her path. She is taking ownership. - from "Painted ladies: why women get tattoos" @theguardian.co.uk”
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