Jenn Ashworth’s first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 Cold Light was published by Sceptre and she was one of The Culture Show’s twelve Best New British Novelists. Fell is her fourth novel, and in the writing of it Jenn was grateful for the critical ear of writer Jon McGregor.
Jon was named one of the Guardian’s ‘top ten writers to see live’. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham and his novels include If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Even the Dogs, and the forthcoming Reservoir 13 (4th Estate, April 2017).
Here they talk about their respective writing careers and latest works, but also about the intrinsic value of one writer to another, and the process of unravelling and developing a novel: points of view, landscapes that become characters in their own right, and narrators who are not what they seem.