Dubbed Mr Marmite, Robbie Savage is one of British football's most recognisable figures, following a high-profile 18-season career. After his retirement in 2011, Robbie has carved a successful media career across radio, TV and newspapers, gaining further respect for his forthright opinions on the issues that matter in today's footballing world.
Steven Saylor writes murder mysteries and is best known for his Roma sub Rosa series set in Ancient Rome and featuring Gordianus the Finder.Steven has been a newspaper and magazine editor, and a literary agent. Steven was born in Texas in 1956 and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and Classics. He divides his time between homes in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.See also his website www.stevensaylor.com
Robert Sellers is the author of the bestselling Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed and Hollywood Hellraisers. He has also written biographies on Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, a history of the George Harrison/Monty Python film company HandMade, and the controversial Battle for Bond, which for a time was banned by the family of Ian Fleming.He was a regular contributor to Empire, Total Film, Independent, SFX and Cinema Retro and has contributed to a number of television documentaries, including Channel 4's The 100 Best Family Films.
Karl Shaw has worked as a journalist, in advertising and in marketing. His books include New York Times bestsellers Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty and 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists.
Sara Sheridan was born in Edinburgh and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. As well as writing the popular Mirabelle Bevan Murder Mysteries, she also writes a set of historical novels set between 1820 and 1845, one of which was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Award 2017. Fascinated particularly by female history, she is a cultural commentator who appears regularly on television and radio. She also writes commercial non-fiction, including the 2017 tie-in book for the ITV series Victoria and, in 2018, an imagined female atlas of Scotland.Sara tweets about her writing life as @sarasheridan and has a Facebook page at @sarasheridanwriter.
Andrew Simms is the author of several books including the bestselling Tescopoly. He is a Fellow of nef (the new economics foundation), trained at the London School of Economics and was described by New Scientist magazine as, 'a master at joined-up progressive thinking.' He is also one of the UK's leading campaigners who coined the term 'Clone Towns,' co-authored the groundbreaking Green New Deal, was one of the original organisers of the campaign to cancel poor country debt, and devised how to mark the day in the year when the world enters 'ecological debt.' Andrew witnessed first hand for more than twenty years failed international efforts to solve critical economic and environmental problems, from extreme poverty to climate change.Andrew Simms is Policy Director of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and a board member of Greenpeace UK. He is the author of Tescopoly and writes on various issues including climate change and globalisation.
Andy Simpson is Readers' Letters editor at the Daily Mail.
Alan Smith is a former Leicester, Arsenal and England footballer. He has been a Telegraph columnist for 20 years and is also a regular Sky Sport commentator.
Anthony Smith flew with the RAF, trained as a zoologist, worked in Africa and South America and is an author with many books to his credit, among them Explorers of the Amazon, Mato Grosso, High Street Africa, and Ballooning.
Dr Michael Sparrow, now happily settled on the Devon/Cornwall border, has charted an unconventional course from the immaturity and uncertainty of life as a medical student, through hospital jobs and a six year spell in the Royal Air Force, to the immaturity and uncertainty of life as a rural GP. Aged somewhere between qualification and retirement, he is delighted to have finally left the bottom rung of his career.
Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series Blue Murder. Cath's books have been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award. She was joint winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2012. Letters To My Daughter's Killer was selected for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club on ITV3 in 2014. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey books based on the popular ITV series. She lives with her family in Manchester.
Jon Stallworthy, Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College and formerly Professor of English Literature at Oxford, is the author of a number of books of poetry, criticism and the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNiece.
Peter Steele, mountaineer, skier and Yukon doctor, followed his ebullient hero around Europe and into the still remote barren lands that he put on the map. Author of the Medical Handbook for Walkers and Climbers, he also wrote Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond, a life of the mountain explorer, which won the 1998 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.In 1897 Constable published Bram Stoker's Gothic novel The Un-Dead, albeit with a last minute title change to Dracula. It has since become widely acknowledged as the most famous horror novel ever published.
BARRY STONE has been a freelance writer and community arts activist for over two decades. His plays have bean performed on BBC Radio 4 and was the writer/co-producer of Blyth Valley Council's millennium play, Moses Brown is Waiting. A lifelong dog lover, Barry partly attributes his good physical health to the thousands of miles which he has clocked up whilst exercising the adored - and none too well behaved - dogs that have been a major part of his life. Barry has a young black Labrador called Bonzo when behaving ... and Asbo when misbehaving.
Mike Syron was born in 1977 and works as an archaeologist in County Mayo. Peter McCarthy was born in 1974 and works as a journalist in County Waterford. The authors first met when at University College Dublin, where they soon discovered that they shared a fascination with the history of the Second World War, particularly that of the German armoured forces.