Andrea Ashworth

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Andrea Ashworth (born 1969) is a British writer and academic, best known for her memoir Once in a House on Fire, which won the Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors in 1999.

Life[edit]

Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1969.[1] She studied at Hertford College, Oxford, where she was a scholar.[2] She later became a Junior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.[3] Once in a House on Fire, published in 1998, won the Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors in 1999.[4] It tells the story of her traumatic upbringing and the abuse that she suffered at the hands of her two stepfathers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrea Ashworth". Pan MacMillan. 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Colleges, Halls and Societies". Oxford University Gazette (University of Oxford) 124 (4328). 26 May 1994. Retrieved 17 April 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "A phoenix from the ashes". The Oxford Student. 8 June 2000. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Somerset Maugham Awards – Past winners". Society of Authors. 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2009. [dead link]