Yvonne is an award winning writer and journalist. She began her career on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo then moved to television current affairs and further print journalism. She has written for every broadsheet including the Guardian, the Observer and The Sunday Times, covering social policy, politics, investigations, features and comment. She has been a columnist for the New Statesman and Community Care and is now a regular contributor to the Guardian's blog, Comment is Free.
She has written four novels: Every Woman Deserves an Adventure, The Trouble With Single Women, Shake and A History of Insects which was described as 'pure magic' on publication. She has also written three non-fiction books on gender and family policy: Where Did Our Love Go?, Mad About Women and Man Enough.