Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an American writer living in the UK. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Remembered, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020). She was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017) and has three titles in Penguin Random House’s Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and three in the Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thorns. Yvonne has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is Academic Director of Creative Writing at Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education.
Yvonne creates literary events and hosts Bookable Space, a podcast where writers read to her. She also currently hosts Sheffield Draft Night and Telling it Like it's Lived, a true story open mic night. She is Sr Commissioning Editor at John Murray (UK) where she commissions literary fiction. Curdle Creek, her second novel, will be published in October 2025 (Dialogue Books/Henry Holt).
It's 1910 Philadelphia. Spring's son Edward has been beaten by police for a crime he may or may not have committed. With the help of her dead sister, stories, and memories, Spring is forced to relive a painful past in order to lead her dying son home. Remembered is historical fiction set over 24 years of American's slave-holding past told over 24-hours in the present (1910). It explores mothering, family, sacrifice, and the legacy of story.
Awards and Recognition
- shortlisted, Jhalak Prize (2020)
- long listed Women's Prize for Fiction (2019)