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Manchester University’s Centre for New Writing graduate Jenn Ashworth went home with the coveted Best Writing on a Blog award for her collection of short fiction and literary musings on Every Day I Lie a Little. Ashworth’s novel, A Kind of Intimacy, will be published with Arcadia in May 2009

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Beautifully written and a pleasure on the eyes. I really like Jenn’s style, sense of perspective and humour

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I had hoped to blog about my shopping trip with Jenn but haven’t felt up to it. A reluctant shopper, Jenn enlisted my help to replenish her meagre wardrobe in preparation for the Manchester Blog Awards later that evening.
Stop Press – she won.
But more importantly she wore the dress (Oasis) and boots (Primark) I made her try on.

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you are dead. I will kill you. This is a travesty. An effing outrage. Not On.

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shit shoes, Jenn.

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the readings, in my humble opinion, were flat, ill-chosen and uninteresting. Other adjectives loaned to me were ‘whimsical’, ‘trite’ and ‘woefully middle-class’. They didn’t hold the attention of the audience who got increasingly rowdy, impatient and talkative while the readers mumbled

I think there are pictures of said person and said outfit reading (mumbling woefully) said blog here. A couple of videos here

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