Robert Lautner

Robert Lautner was born in Middlesex in 1970. Before becoming a writer he owned his own comic-book store&44; worked as a wine merchant&44; photographic consultant and recruitment consultant. He now lives on the Pembrokeshire coast in a wooden cabin with his wife and children. He is the author of The Road to Reckoning&44; which was … Continued

Val McDermid

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years&44; spending the last three years as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. Now a full-time writer&44; she divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland. McDermid has achieved major success with her series … Continued

Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa in 1981 while Somalia was falling deeper into dictatorship. In 1986 she moved to London with her family in what she thought was a temporary move but a couple of years later it became permanent as war broke out in Somalia. She was educated in London and went to … Continued

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the award-winning series The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency&44; and he now devotes his time to the writing of fiction&44; including the 44 Scotland Street and the Isabel Dalhousie series. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects&44; and his work has been … Continued

Jill McGivering

Jill McGivering has worked in journalism for 25 years. She is currently a senior foreign news correspondent with the BBC having previously held the position of South Asia Correspondent (based in Dehli). Now based in London&44; she travels extensively for the BBC including assignments to Afghanistan and China. She has already written non-fiction&44; short fiction … Continued