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Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer (born 1948, England) is a British author. He currently lives in Italy.


Eleanor Taylor Bland

Eleanor Taylor Bland was an African American writer of crime fiction. She was the creator of Lincoln Prairie, Illinois (based on Waukegan, Illinois) police detective Marti McAlister.



Profile in Farsi: مولویMawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی), also known as Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Balḫī (Persian: محمد بلخى) or Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi,...


Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray trained as a painter at the local Glasgow school of art. He was 47 when he published his first novel, Lanark (1981), which combines all sorts of genres, from sci-fi to autobiography and...


Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading...


Ann-Marie MacDonald

Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force...


James Vance Marshall

Pseudonym of Donald Gordon Payne.He lives in Surrey, England, and has four sons and one daughter. The Children, later known as Walkabout, though published under the name James Vance Marshall, was...


Philip R. Craig

Author Philip R. Craig passed away on May 8, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Phil left three completed novels, which have now all been published posthumously. Vineyard Stalker, came out in...


Donovan Wylie

Donovan Wylie was born in Belfast in 1971. He is a photographer and film-maker. His books include 32 Countries, Losing Ground and The Maze. He was the youngest ever full member of the Magnum...


Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott was born and raised in Hertfordshire. After graduating from Warwick university she moved to London, where she worked as a copywriter in advertising. She now lives with her husband, a...


Winifred Holtby

Winifred Holtby was a committed socialist and feminist who wrote the classic "South Riding" as a warm yet sharp social critique of the well--to-do farming community she was born into.She was...


Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Celine, pen name of Dr. Louis-Ferdinand Destouches, is best known for his works Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night), and Mort à crédit (Death on the Installment...

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