A. J. Ashworth is the author of the short story collection Somewhere Else, or Even Here, which won Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize, was nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and shortlisted in the Edge Hill Prize. She is the editor of Red Room: New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontës, in aid of The Brontë Birthplace Trust. She won Arts Council England funding and a Society of Authors K. Blundell Trust Award. She also won the Baltic Writing Residency in Scotland and was a Hawthornden Fellow for 2014. She has completed work on her first novel.