Author of: In Our Time Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn…

Author of: A Short Affair Elizabeth Day is the author of four novels. Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone, won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. She is…

Author of: A Short Affair Simon Oldfield is Artistic Director and Co-founder of Pin Drop, the short fiction and arts studio that presents world-renowned authors, artists, actors and thinkers at iconic institutions across the globe….

Eliza Bonham Carter is head of the Royal Academy Schools. The RA Schools offer the only three-year postgraduate fine art course in the UK, which is free. There are around 17 students in each year.

Author of: Something in the Water Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows…

Fionnuala Barrett is Senior Audio Editor at HarperCollins, where she oversees the audiobook publishing programme for commercial adult fiction and non-fiction titles. Prior to this she worked at Penguin Random House Audio and Penguin Press….

Author of: The Temptation of Gracie Born in England in 1970 Santa Montefiore grew up on a farm in Hampshire and ever since she was a child she had always wanted to be a writer. She…

Author of: Flesh and Blood Stephen McGann is an English actor, author, and science communicator. He is one of a family of famous acting brothers including Joe, Paul, and Mark. Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, he began…

Author of: You Me Everything Catherine Isaac was born in Liverpool. She studied History at the University of Liverpool, then Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, before beginning her career as trainee reporter at the Liverpool Echo….

Author of: The Sunday Lunch Club Juliet Ashton wears many hats. Born in Fulham, London to Irish parents she has been reading voraciously ever since she first decoded her Janet and John books. Prior to her…