Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese journalist and writer. He was formerly director of the weekly international edition of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar, and editor-in-chief of Jeune Afrique. He now lives with his wife and three children in Paris.
Brian MacArthur works for the Daily Telegraph, having for worked many years as an executive editor on The Times. He is the editor of THE PENGUIN BOOK OF 20TH-CENTURY SPEECHES and THE PENGUIN BOOK OF HISTORIC SPEECHES among others.
Donald MacIntosh is the son of a Perthshire woodcutter and studied forestry in Argyll. He spent 30 years as a tree prospector/surveyor in the rainforests of Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria. He now lives in the South of England and is still homesick for the Africa he knew.
Norman Mailer was born in 1923 and published his first book,THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, in 1948. THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1969; Mailer received another Pulitzer in 1980 for THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG. He has written thirty books.
Mandanipour was born in 1957 in Shiraz and has had both works of fiction and non-fiction published in Iran, although his writing was banned between 1992 and 1998; nevertheless he is regarded as one of the most accomplished and successful writers in contemporary Iran.
Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. He died on 5 December 2013.
Christine Mangan has her PhD in English from University College Dublin, where her thesis focused on 18th-century Gothic literature, and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Southern Maine. Tangerine is her first novel.
Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction, seven novels, and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi, SALVATION.
Guillermo Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, in 1962. He is a doctor of Mathematical Science and a writer. His novel THE OXFORD MURDERS was awarded the prestigious Planeta prize and has been made into a film starring Elijah Wood.
Christopher Matthew is the author of Now We Are Sixty, When We Were Fifty, The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe and Dog Treats. He lives in London and Suffolk.
Tom McNeal grew up in California. He has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. His debut novel Goodnight, Nebraska was published in the UK in 1998.
Beatrice Meier was born in Germany and studied literary translation at Düsseldorf University. She then went on to complete a scriptwriting programme at Munich Film School in 2002-03, and attended the Cologne International Film School in 2006. She won the Best Screenplay Award at the German Film Festival in Ludwigshafen in 2013 for the feature film Offside Trap, which was screened at festivals, the European Parliament and at trade union events. The Vintage Springtime Club is her first novel. A German television adaptation was broadcast in spring 2015. Beatrice Meier lives and works in Strasbourg.
Born in Saudi Arabia, Hugh Miles was educated in Libya and Eton and studied Arabic at Oxford and in the Yemen. He has written for the London Review of Books and the S. Times. He won The Times Young Journalist of the Year award in 2000.
James Miller was born in London in1976. He recently completed a PhD in African-American literature at King's College London. He also has a First in English Literature from Oxford University and an MA (Distinction) from University College London. He currently teaches twentieth century American literature and critical theory at King's College London and English A-level at an exclusive private college in Earl's Court.
Arthur I. Miller
Arthur I. Miller is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. He is an experienced broadcaster, lecturer and biographer. His last book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Cole Moreton is an author, award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He lives by the sea in southern England.
Kate Mosse is the No 1 international bestselling author of six novels, three works of non fiction, three plays and short stories and essays. The first of her Languedoc Trilogy, Labyrinth, was a multi-million bestselling and critical success on an international scale. It won the Best Read category at the British Book Awards 2006, was No 1 in UK paperback for six months and was named as one of the Top 25 books of the past 25 years by Waterstones and was translated into thirty-eight languages. The second in the Languedoc Trilogy, Sepulchre, was also a worldwide bestseller, as was Citadel, the final novel in the series. Inspired by the forgotten women's stories of the Occupation in France, it tells the history of an all-female resistance unit in Carcassonne during World War II. Kate will be taking part in the inaugural event of the Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Sussex in May. Other fiction includes the No 1 bestselling The Winter Ghosts and The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales. Her non fiction includes Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty and The House: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize). She is on the Board of the National Theatre and a Patron of the Sussex based Consort of Twelve and the Fishbourne Centre. In 2012, she won the 'Spirit of Everywoman Award' for services to literature. In 2013, she was named as one of the Bookseller's Top 100 most influential people in publishing and in January 2014 was included in the Sunday Times/Debretts 500 Most Influential People list in the UK. In June 2013, Kate was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.
Born in 1971, Harry Mount has degrees in Ancient & Modern History from Oxford and Architectural History from the Courtauld Institute. He is a writer and journalist who regularly writes for a range of national newspapers including the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian.
SIGNED, MATA HARI is critically acclaimed US author Yannick Murphy's fourth book. Her novel THE SEA OF TREES was published in the UK by Bloomsbury to critical acclaim. Yannick Murphy lives in Vermont.
Nicholas Murray was born in Liverpool in 1952. He has written acclaimed biographies of Bruce Chatwin, Matthew Arnold and the poet Andrew Marvell. He is married and lives in the Welsh Marches.