Rising Stars

Writing the North

Jenn Ashworth & Andrew Michael Hurley

  • 22
  • Oct




Image of Andrew Michael Hurley against a poster showing star constellationsJoanna Hurley

What distinguishes the landscape of the North? And how do you capture it on the page? Two novelists distinct in their portrayal of a foreboding Morecambe Bay are in conversation about their haunting new novels that follow families in search of a miracle.

Jenn Ashworth’s Fell, told through the combined voices of a husband and wife who are no longer alive, explores what ordinary, imperfect people do in the face of mortality.

Andrew Michael Hurley’s gothic novel The Loney, described as a ‘masterful excursion into terror,’ by The Sunday Times, follows two brothers, one mute and the other his protector, as the boys and their parents seek help from a sacred shrine on the desolate stretch of coastline known as The Loney.

Join us as we explore just what it is about the Lancashire coastline that inspires stories that cause the back of your neck to prickle. Hosted by MLF’s Kate Feld.