Sarah Gainham was born in London in 1915. She moved to Germany in her early thirties, shortly after WWII, and then to Austria, where she remained for over fifty years. It is in central Europe that her early thrillers such as Cold Dark Night, The Stone Roses and Silent Hostage are played out.Night Falls on the City was first published to worldwide acclaim in 1967. She later wrote two further novels set in Vienna, A Place in the Country and Private Worlds. Gainham reported regularly on central European affairs for the Spectator, Encounter and the New Republic. She died in Austria in 1999.
Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Dear Fish, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, and his most recent, Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2009
Jane Gardam has been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the enjoyment of literature; has twice won a Whitbread Award and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and the story collection Ayiti. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review. She is the co-editor of PANK.
Kip Gayden is a judge of the First Circuit Court in Nashville, Tennessee, where he attended Vanderbilt University Law School. This is his first book.
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford and has written six novels. He currently divides his time between Calcutta, Goa and Brooklyn, and is writing the next volume of what will become the Ibis Trilogy.
Maree Giles is Australian and has had a variety of careers including journalism and editor for PARENTS Magazine. She was winner of the SHE magazine short story competition in 1997 and in 1998 her short stories were highly commended in the Ian St James Awards.
Born in 1932, Penelope Gilliatt was an English novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and film critic. She is perhaps best known for writing the screenplay for Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971) and she wrote several novels, including One by One (1965) and A State of Change (1967). As a film critic, Gilliatt wrote numerous reviews for The Observer before she began a column that ran for years in The New Yorker, in which she alternated for six month intervals with Pauline Kael as chief film reviewer. She was married to playwright John Osborne from 1963-1968, giving him his only natural child a daughter, Nolan. She died on 9 May 1993.
Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors. He then attended Notre Dame Law School in Indiana and earned a J.D. degree magna cum laude. He practiced law with a large Dallas law firm and became a partner. After ten years, he left to practice solo and to write. He lives in Texas.
NEWT GINGRICH is a former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate. He is a Fox News contributor and author of 34 books, including 14 New York Times bestsellers. Newt and his wife, Callista, host and produce documentary films. Recent films include The First American and Nine Days That Changed the World.
Carol Goodman's work has appeared in such journals as Literal Latte and Other Voices. After graduation from Vassar Colege, she taught Latin in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction. Goodman currently teaches writing and works as a writer-in-residence. Visit her at www.carolgoodman.com
Rosie Goodwin is the author of over twenty bestselling novels. She is also the first author in the world to be allowed to follow three of Catherine Cookson's trilogies with her own sequels. Having worked in the social services sector for many years, she is now a full-time novelist; becoming one of the Top 100 most borrowed authors from UK libraries and regularly appearing in the Heatseekers charts. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, the setting for many of her books, with her husband and their dogs.Visit www.rosiegoodwin.co.uk to find out more.
Yasmine Gooneratne was born in Sri Lanka, and finished her studies in the UK. She won acclaim as a critic and has published several works of literary criticism and one previous novel. The Sweet and Simple Kind is her first novel to be available in the UK.
Noah Gordon has worked in publishing, as a medical correspondent, and as science editor of the Boston Herald before becoming an author.
Judith Gould, whose books have been translated into twenty-two languages, lives and writes in Malden Bridge, New York
Alan Grant has written close to two hundred Batman stories, scripted Judge Dredd and a dozen other SF series for 2000AD, and supplied the text for the Terminator graphic novels.
Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006, and was longlisted for the Man Booker in 2002 for Still Here. The Clothes on Their Backs was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2008 and went on to win the South Bank Show Award.
Samantha Graves is an earthbound wife and mother of two in Upstate New York. Her limitless imagination explores the boundaries of human behaviours. Visit her at www.samanthagraves.com
Matthew Green is a schoolteacher with Teacher of the Year credentials to his name. He has one Master's degree and is working on a second. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and daughter, plus a dog and cat.
Vanessa Greene is the author of four novels: The Vintage Teacup Club, The Seafront Tea Rooms, The Beachside Guest House and The Little Pieces of You and Me. She writes about (and believes in) the value of female friendship, as well as the restorative power of tea and cake. She lives in north London with her husband and young son and daughter. Vanessa loves to hear from readers so drop her a line on Twitter (@VanessaGBooks) or Facebook (VanessaGreeneBooks).