Artists

Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire. His first novel, The Loney, was originally published by Tartarus Press as a 300-copy limited edition, before being republished by John Murray. It went on to sell in twenty languages,......

Laura Purcell lives in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, with her husband. A former bookseller, her debut novel is The Silent Companions, published by Bloomsbury....

Peter Fiennes is the author of To War with God, a moving account of his grandfather’s service in the First World War. As the publisher for Time Out, he published their city guides as well as numerous books about Britain’s countryside and seaside. He lives......

We met at university, where Lucy was studying poetry and Jenna was studying Fine Art. For years we’ve wanted to create a range of beautiful children’s books together, and now, two years and lots of scribbles, doodles and cups of tea later, we have published......

Born and brought up in Southall in the early 1970s, by the age of ten, Anjula Devi was grinding and blending spices to perfection, taught by her father. Anjula has made Indian food her career, passing on the wealth of knowledge accumulated with her father.......

Mihaela Noroc is a 31 year old photographer from Bucharest, Romania. She has spent the last 4 years traveling in different countries of the world, taking photographs for her project The Atlas of Beauty. Even though her photographs have become very popular all around the......

Ali Smith is the author of four collections of short stories and her novels include The Accidental, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize, and How to be both, which won the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the......

Catherine Nixey studied Classics at Cambridge and subsequently worked as a Classics teacher for several years, before becoming a journalist on the arts desk at The Times, where she still works. She lives in London with her husband....

The Reverend David Stephenson is Vicar of All Saints Church, West Dulwich. All Saints is a diverse Church of England parish, set in inner South London, with a liberal catholic ethos and an energetic congregation. Visit www.all-saints.org.uk for service times....

Susan Wightman studied at the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and Exeter School of Art. She joined Libanus Press as a typographer in 1996. She is the co-author, with Michael Mitchell, of Book Typography: A Design Manual....

Sam Leith is a journalist, author and broadcaster. He is literary editor at the Spectator, a columnist at the Financial Times, the Evening Standard and Prospect, and his work appears regularly in the Guardian, The Times and the TLS. His books include Dead Pets, Sod’s......

Born in Liverpool, the only child of Communist parents, Alexei moved to London in 1971 to attend Chelsea Art School. He became the first MC of the Comedy Store and later the Comic Strip. After years of stand-up, television, sitcoms, films and even a hit......

Francesca Rhydderch’s début novel The Rice Paper Diaries was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and won the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize in 2014. She was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in the same year for......

Courttia Newland is the author of seven works of fiction that include his debut, The Scholar. He was nominated for the Impact Dublin Literary Award, The Frank O’ Conner award, The CWA Dagger in the Library Award, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and The Theatre 503......

Kate Pankhurst illustrates and writes from her studio in Leeds with her spotty dog, Olive. She loves a good story and gets her best ideas by doodling in her sketchbook; because even quick wonky drawings can spark ideas for amazing plots. As a child Kate......

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling books A Short History of England, England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses. He is the former editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and a columnist for the Guardian and Evening Standard. He......

Henry Blofeld is a cricket broadcasting legend. His voice is the sound of summer to thousands of cricket lovers all over the world. His autobiography, Over and Out, is a celebration of his career commentating on the sport he loves. He has been the voice......

Nicholas Lezard is a columnist for the New Statesman and a literary critic for the Guardian, the Spectator and the Evening Standard. He is the author of The Nolympics and Bitter Experience Has Taught Me, and has been listening to Henry Blofeld and his colleagues......

Richard Osmond was born in 1987. He works as a wild-food forager, searching for plants, fruits and fungi among the forests and hedgerows of Hertfordshire. His debut collection, Useful Verses, received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017....

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of The Sparsholt Affair and five previous novels, The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell, The Line of Beauty and The Stranger’s Child. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and,......

Razia Iqbal is a presenter for BBC News. She is one of the main hosts of Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on the BBC Radio 4. She was the BBC’s......

Robert Peston is ITV’s political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org). He has written three books, How Do We Fix This Mess?, Who Runs Britain?, and Brown’s Britain. For a decade until......

Richard Osmond was born in 1987. He works as a wild-food forager, searching for plants, fruits and fungi among the forests and hedgerows of Hertfordshire. His debut poetry collection, Useful Verses, received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017. Richard will......