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Yvonne Battle-Felton

Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton is an author, academic, host, creative producer, and writer. She won the Northern Writers Award in fiction in 2017. Remembered, her debut novelwas longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020).  Yvonne has six children’s titles in Penguin Random House’s Ladybird series. Yvonne is Senior Commissioning Editor at John Murray where she publishes literary fiction. Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, Curdle Creek, Yvonne’s second novel, will be published November 2024 (Dialogue Books). Yvonne has an MA in writing (dual concentration fiction/creative nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University and a Creative Writing PhD from Lancaster University where she has taught Creative Writing. As a researcher, she is interested in storytelling, the power of stories to build, develop, and heal communities, silences in narrative, stories as advocacy, and representation. She is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. She has taught creative writing at University of Cumbria, Liverpool John Moores, and most recently at Sheffield Hallam University where she was Principal Lecturer in Creative Writing and the Business and Enterprise Lead for Humanities

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