Jenn Ashworth


Notes Made While Falling

Goldsmiths Press

Notes Made While Falling is both a genre-bending memoir and a cultural study of traumatised and sickened selves in fiction and film. It offers a fresh, visceral and idiosyncratic perspective on creativity, spirituality, illness and the limits of fiction itself. At its heart is a story of a disastrously traumatic childbirth, its long aftermath and the out-of-time roots of both trauma and creativity in an extraordinary childhood.

Jenn Ashworth was born in Preston and studied at Cambridge and Manchester. She is the author of the novels A Kind of Intimacy, Cold Light, The Friday Gospels, and Fell. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. Her latest book, Notes Made While Falling, is a memoir told in a series of essays published by Goldsmiths Press. She lectures in creative writing at Lancaster University.