Jennifer Nadel qualified as a barrister before becoming an award-winning journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Chanel 4 News and ITN. Pretty Thing is her first novel. She lives in Central London with her three sons, her husband and their dog.
Joanna Nadin is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Rachel Riley diaries, the critically acclaimed Eden and Undertow, and the Carnegie-nominated Joe All Alone, now being adapted for television. A former broadcast journalist, political speechwriter, and special adviser to the Prime Minister, she has a PhD on the concept of self in young adult literature, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She lives in Bath with her daughter.
Despite brief out-of-state interludes for college, grad school, and stints as a ski and whitewater bum, Hilary Nangle has never been able to resist the lure of her home state. She grew up on Maine's coast, spending much of each winter skiing in the western mountains. Her sense of wanderlust was ignited when she became a Registered Maine Whitewater Guide on the Kennebec River, which gave her a chance to explore the central and northern regions of the state.
David Nikel has been writing about Norway since he moved there in 2011, and has been published newspapers and magazines such as the Huston Chronicle, Norwegian American Weekly, and Baltic Outlook. You can find more of his writing on his blog lifeinnorway.net, where he curetes a "best of Norway" list each week.
John Julius Norwich
John Julius, 2nd Viscount Norwich, was born on 15 September 1929, the son of the statesman and diplomat Alfred Duff Cooper (1st Viscount) and the Lady Diana Cooper. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, at Eton, at the University of Strasbourg and on the lower deck of the Royal Navy before taking a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. He then spent twelve years in H.M. Foreign Service, with posts at the Embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. In 1964 he resigned to become a writer.