Ensaf Haidar is married to Raif Badawi and is president of the Raif Badawi Foundation. She lives in Canada with her children.
James Harkin is the author of Cyburbia and writes regularly for the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Linnea Hartsuyker is a graduate of NYU's Fiction MFA program and Cornell University's Engineering school, and has been researching the rise and reign of Harald Fairhair since she first discovered she was descended from him at the age of seventeen, when her family traced its ancestry back through 1200 years of Swedish and Norwegian church records. Since then she has read extensively of Icelandic sagas, kayaked and skied the fjordland settings for this novel, and even become proficient in lifting Husafjell stones, as the Vikings did to become stronger.
Sarah Helm was a reporter on the SUNDAY TIMES and Diplomatic Editor for the INDEPENDENT before becoming Jerusalem and then Brussels correspondent for the same paper. A LIFE IN SECRETS was her first book.
Keigo Higashino was born in Osaka. He started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize for writing at age 27, and subsequently quit his job to start a career as a writer in Tokyo.
Justin Hill was born in the Bahamas, and grew up in York, attending St Peter's School. He studied Old England and Medieval Literature at Durham University, and spent most of his twenties on postings with Voluntary Service Overseas in rural China and East Africa.He has written poetry, non-fiction and fiction, which spans eras as distant from one another as Anglo Saxon England, in Shieldwall, to Tang Dynasty, China, in Passing Under Heaven. His work has won numerous awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, a Betty Trask Award, as well as being selected as a Sunday Times Book of the Year (Shieldwall) and a Washington Post Books of the Year (The Drink and Dream Teahouse). In 2014 he was selected to write the sequel to the Oscar winning film, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. He lives near York.
Born in 1937 in Bradford and now based in Los Angeles, David Hockney is one of the world's most celebrated, influential and collectable artists. His 1967 swimming pool painting 'A Bigger Splash' is one of the iconic images of the twentieth century.
Rowan Hooper is managing editor of New Scientist magazine, where he has spent more than ten years writing about all aspects of science, medicine and technology. His stories have ranged from the quantum multiverse to the evolution of life, and from the origins of Alzheimer's to the discovery of a new extinct species of human. He has interviewed numerous scientists and public figures, such as Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough, and Jane Goodall. He has written for the Washington Post, The Economist and Guardian. Rowan lives in London with his partner and daughter. @rowhoop