Andrea Ashworth

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Andrea Ashworth
Born 1969 (age 45–46)
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Academic and writer
Language English
Education Hertford College, Oxford
Jesus College, Oxford

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

Early life and education[edit]

Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1969. She studied at Xaverian college in Manchester[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]

Career[edit]

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]

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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]