Novelist Jenn Ashworth has worked in both the Bodleian Library and a prison library, and is known for her unsettling novels that mix the dark, the funny and the insightful. In this talk, Jenn will explore her own journey to becoming a writer, and reads from her latest novel, 'Ghosted: A Love Story', in which on one ordinary day, a middle-aged woman’s husband disappears.

JENN ASHWORTH (NC 2000) studied English at Newnham and took an MA in Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing, Manchester University. She started her career in libraries, and went on to become a freelance writer, literature development and project worker, setting up the Lancashire Writing Hub and developing other writing development projects across the North West. She is Professor of Writing at Lancaster University. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, won a Betty Trask Award. As well as novels, she has published short stories, essays and a memoir.