Yvvette Edwards is a British East Londoner of Montserratian origin and author of two novels, ‘A Cupboard Full of Coats’ and ‘The Mother’, in addition to a number of short stories included in anthologies and for radio broadcast. Her work has been nominated for a number of literary awards including the Man Booker Prize.
‘The Mother’ is a take on crime from a different perspective and throws a spotlight on some of the most important and troubling issues of our time. The unimaginable has happened to Marcia Williams. Her bright and beautiful sixteen-year-old son, has been brutally murdered. Consumed by grief and rage, she has to endure something no mother should ever have to experience: the trial of the teenage boy accused of taking her son’s life.
Join Yvvette discussing her work and in conversation with Heather Norman-Soderlind.
‘Love, loss, pain, race, poverty, abuse and redemption are all beautifully played out in Edwards’ novel about a mother struggling to not just ‘remain alive, but live.’ Edwards’ story moves us in and out of a courtroom and into the heart of human suffering and ultimate strength.’ –Naseem Rakha, author of The Crying Tree
Read an interview with Yvvette Edwards discussing ‘The Mother’ and her writing.