Preston author releases new book: The Friday Gospels

Posted on - 6th February, 2013 - 9:42am | Author - | Posted in - Arts



Preston author Jenn Ashworth has had a busy time recently.

She has just launched her new book, The Friday Gospels, at Blackwell’s in Manchester.

Following the success of A Kind of Intimacy and Cold Light Jenn penned The Friday Gospels (TFG) which has been described as “possibly the first work of fiction to deal with the Mormon faith in the context of Modern Britain”.

Jenn was brought up a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and always wanted to write about what it felt like to be a Mormon.

Take a look at recent media coverage and find out a bit more about TFG :

A Q and A at the Indie and an interview about TFG with Rachel Connor (author of Sisterwives) at her blog, Literary Sisters.

An interview with Alex O’Toole over at the Lancashire Writing Hub. One more interview at For Books’ Sake and a
couple more reviews

The Friday Gospels was named as ‘the book of the week’ at The Week magazine.

Preston born Jenn Ashworth studied English at Newnham College, Cambridge and Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.

Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy was published in 2009. It won a 2010 Betty Trask Award. Her second book, Cold Light ,  featured on the BBC’s Culture Show as one of the UK’s 12 best new novelists.

Her third novel, The Friday Gospels, is published by Sceptre.


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