Ben Fergusson's debut novel The Spring of Kasper Meier, was selected for Waterstones Book Club, WH Smith Fresh Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. It was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2015 and shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2015. It won the 2015 Betty Trask Prize for an outstanding debut novel by a writer under 35 and the HWA Debut Crown 2015 for the best historical fiction debut of the year.
Alberto Ferreras is a New York-based writer, filmmaker and performance artist. He has directed and produced the critically acclaimed "Habla" series for HBO and his independent film work has been presented all over the world, including at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. This is his first novel.
Judy Finnigan is a bestselling author, television presenter and columnist. Judy's name became synonymous with discovering and sharing great fiction through the Richard and Judy Book Club, where authors including Clare Mackintosh, Liane Moriarty and Victoria Hislop were championed and brought to the attention of millions of readers. Both Judy's previous novels, Eloise and I Do Not Sleep, were Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers.
Phillipa Fioretti worked as a printmaker and teacher before leaving to write full time.
Shamini Flint is a Cambridge graduate and was a lawyer with the UK firm Linklaters for ten years, travelling extensively in Asia during that period, before giving up her practice to concentrate on writing. She is the author of several children's books. Visit her at www.shaminiflint.com
David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.
Alan Dean Foster
Alan Dean Foster is the author of many SF adventures, the Spellsinger fantasy series and a number of film and TV tie-ins - including the hugely popular Alien novelizations.
Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Yara Rodrigues Fowler grew up in a Brazilian-English household in London, where she still lives. She has a BA in English from Oxford and an MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. Yara is a trustee of Latin American Women's Aid, the only refuge run for and by Latin American women in the UK and has also given workshops on gender and power to teenage girls with feminist organisation Fearless Futures. Yara's writing has been published in Litro, and the UCL Publishers' Prize, and she received a Special Mention in the 2015 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Competition.
Connie May Fowler
Connie May Fowler is an award-winning essayist, screenwriter and novelist. She is the co-founder, with her husband, of the Connie May Fowler Women with Wings Foundation, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to aiding women and children in need.
Janet Frame (1924-2004) is New Zealand's most famous writer. She was a novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer. Her autobiography inspired Jane Campion's acclaimed film, 'An Angel at My Table'. She was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Literature and won the Commonwealth Literature Prize. In 1983 she was awarded the CBE.
Michael Frayn is both a successful novelist and playwright. He has published 13 plays, including NOISES OFF, and his 1999 novel, HEADLONG, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Novel Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
Michael Fry has been a cartoonist for over 30 years, and is the co-creator and writer of the Over the Hedge comic strip which was turned into a Dreamworks film starring Bruce Willis and William Shatner. He lives near Austin, TX.
Alexander Fullerton was a cadet at Dartmouth at the age of thirteen and went to sea serving first in the battleship Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean. His first novel SURFACE! sold over 500,000 copies. Then he worked on the 9-volume Nicholas Everard series that made his reputation.