The French edition of Animals was published this week by the brilliant Fleuve Editions. My favourite cover, I think. The amorous deer are the work of the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. It’s first time he’s allowed his art to be used for a book cover and I feel very honoured.
My short story ‘Field Studies in Digital Love’ was published in the Winter Fiction issue over on Lenny Letter. It’s dedicated to all the drunk-texters out there. Happy holidays. X
ILLUSTRATION BY KATTY HUERTAS
Our new collection of stories, Congregation of Innocents, is published at the end of this month and we’ve organised some readings and talks where you can also buy the book – would be ace to see you if you can make it down…
28th October – MANCHESTER, Bad Language at the Castle Hotel, Oldham Street. 7.30pm. Free entry. Jenn Ashworth, Richard Hirst.
19th November – LIVERPOOL John Moores University. Details tbc. Jenn Ashworth, Emma Jane Unsworth.
8th December – BRIGHTON, Rialto Theatre. Details tbc. Jenn Ashworth, Emma Jane Unsworth, Ian Williams. Plus special guests Hannah Berry and Hannah Eaton.
11th December – BIRMINGHAM, Art School. Details tbc. Jenn Ashworth, Richard Hirst.
15th December – MANCHESTER, Chapter One Book Shop. Details tbc. Jenn Ashworth, Richard Hirst, Emma Jane Unsworth, Ian Williams.
Animals was published in the US this week and reviewed in the New York Times – I am blown away by this and will be until the DAY I DIE.