Yvonne Battle-Felton

Fiction Writer

United Kingdom

Author's Bio

I am an American writer living in the UK. A writer of fiction and Creative Nonfiction, my writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. My debut novel, Remembered, (Dialogue Books) was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and will be published in the US by Blackstone Publishing.

Winner of a Northern Writers Award in fiction (2017), I was shortlisted for the Words and Women Competition (2017) and the Sunderland University Waterstones SunStory Award in 2018, and awarded a Society of Author’s Foundation Grant for Remembered in 2018. I was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017).  I have six non-fiction children’s titles forthcoming with Penguin Random House. The first three are included in Ladybird Tales of Superheroes (Sept. 2019) and the next three are included in Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones (2020).

I am represented by the Elise Dillsworth agency and hold an MA in Writing (Dual Concentration fiction and nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University and a Creative Writing PhD from Lancaster University. I am a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. I write short stories, personal essays, historical fiction, and have recently completed my second novel and a children's middle-grade adventure. Current projects include a screenplay, nonfiction title, and a mystery series.

Literary agent: 
Elise Dillsworth

Publications & Prizes

Remembered (Blackstone Publishing, 2020)
Remembered (Hachette Book Group, 2019)
Prizes won: 

Winner, Northern Writers Award for Fiction (2017)

Longlisted, Women's Prize for Fiction (2019)

Shortlisted, Jhalak Prize (2020)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Toni Morrison Alice Walker Jesmyn Ward Jenn Ashworth Tananarive Due J. California Cooper Zora Neale Hurston
What I'm reading now: 
Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American, Black
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Born in: 
Raised in: 
New Jersey
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Last update: Mar 14, 2022