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East Riding Libraries are delighted to announce that award winning author Jenn Ashworth will be talking about her fourth novel at the Wicstun Centre in Market Weighton on Wednesday, 14 March, at 2pm. 

Jenn’s first novel, ‘A Kind of Intimacy’, won a 2010 Betty Trask Award; ‘A Kind of Intimacy’ is a darkly comic tale; an offbeat and ironic study of misunderstandings. It traces the dark possibilities of best intentions going awry, and gives an unsettling glimpse into a clumsy young woman who has too much in common with the rest of us to be written off as a monster

Her fourth novel ‘Fell’ was published in 2016 and is described as: “A haunting and otherworldly tale of the impact on one family of a guest with seemingly magical powers, who alters the course of their lives in ways neither they nor he foresee”

Jenn’s visit forms part of the ‘Read Regional’ campaign, which celebrates selected new books from the North of England every year. East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are delighted to have been selected to host four authors as part of the campaign.

This special author event will take place at The Market Weighton Wicstun Centre. Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased at the venue, or also online, by clicking through to the direct link from the East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives Facebook page.

Jenn Ashworth comes from Preston and her latest book ‘Fell’ is a novel about miracles (wanted and otherwise),  magic healing and the danger of hope. It has been described by the Sunday Times as ‘Headily atmospheric and luminously written…threaded with original, arresting images. Not many writers could bind the supernatural and the literary with such lightness of touch….’

Jenn has said that she is looking forward to taking part in the Read Regional events because she ‘loves to meet readers and talk to people who, like me, have made books and reading a central part of their lives….’

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