Jonathan Davies is the author of three previous novels (all published by Hodder). He is a criminal barrister and Crown Court Recorder with chambers in the Middle Temple. He lives in South London.
DANNY DORLING is the Professor of Geography at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has appeared on the recent Story of Now series and will appear with Andrew Marr on a BBC2 programme to co-incide with the census in April 2011. He advises government and the office for national statistics on matters relating to the census.
Maureen Dowd has written for Time, GQ, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan among many others. She became a New York Times Op-Ed columnist in 1995 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999.
Mike Duncan is one of the foremost history podcasters in the world. His award winning series The History of Rome chronologically narrated the entire history of the Roman Empire over 189 weekly episodes. Running from 2007-2012, The History of Rome has generated more than 56 million downloads and remains one of the most popular history podcasts on the internet.