Katherine Clements

Writer in Residence and Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Katherine Clements

Katherine is a historical novelist with two novels published by Headline. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Crimson Ribbon, was published in 2014 followed by The Silvered Heart in 2015. Both novels are set in the seventeenth century against the backdrop of the English Civil War.

Katherine studied Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, followed by a varied career in media, the charity sector and education. Most recently she worked for a national examination board where she led the development and launch of the UK’s first A Level qualification in Creative Writing.

In 2012 she won the Winchester Writers’ Conference First Three Pages of a Novel Award and the Weald and Downland Museum Historical Short Story prize sponsored by Jerwood. In 2013 she was Writer in Residence at the Watts Gallery, Surrey where she led creative writing workshops for adults and school groups.

Katherine is editor of Historia, the online magazine of the Historical Writers Association and is a member of The History Girls, where she blogs on the 11th of each month. She currently lives in Manchester and is working on her third novel, which will be published in 2018.

Katherine can be found in Room C202A, Alfred Denny Building, and she is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book an appointment email k.l.clements@sheffield.ac.uk.