One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.
The daughter of German immigrants, Betsy Carter is the author of the novels Swim to Me, The Orange Blossom Special, and The Puzzle King, as well as her bestselling memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On. She is also the creator and editor of New York Woman Magazine, and has worked at many other magazines, including Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire.
Singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley's career has spanned eight albums over the past sixteen years. During this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, 21 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, seven Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Artist Award. He is married to country singer and DJ, Laurel Edwards, and they have two children.
Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born in Virginia where for generations her ancestors farmed land. She became a teacher and journalist and is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
Katherine Center graduated from Vassar College, where she won the Vassar College fiction prize, and the University of Houston, where she received the Mitchell fellowship and earned an MA in fiction. A former co-editor for the literary journal Gulf Coast, she lives with her husband and two children in Houston. Visit her at www.katherinecenter.com
Jamaica-born Margaret Cezair-Thompson, a creative writing instructor at Wellesley College and author of The True History of Paradise.
Edward Chaney is a cultural historian and is currently Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University. Chaney is an honorary life member of the British Institute of Florence, taught at the University of Pisa for six years and was an Associate of Harvard University's Villa I Tatti.
LINCOLN CHILD is the New York Times bestselling author of Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, and Utopia, as well as co-author with Douglas Preston of numerous international bestsellers in their Pendergast and Gideon Crew series.
M. Christian is - among many things - an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and websites.He is the editor of 25 anthologies including The Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, Coming Together Presents M.Christian, Pornotopia, How To Write And Sell Erotica; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, Finger's Breadth and Painted Doll. He lives in San Francisco.
Thurston Clarke is a noted travel writer and journalist and the author of nine widely acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. He has written for VANITY FAIR, OUTSIDE, CONDE NAST TRAVELLER and numerous other magazines and journals.
Amanda Coe is the acclaimed screenwriter and author who in 2013 won a BAFTA for the BBC Four adaptation of John Braine's Room at the Top, starring Maxine Peake. Her other credits include Life in Squares, Margot, As If and the recent BBC One adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. Her novels What They Do in the Dark and Getting Colder are published by Virago.
Alexei J. Cohen
Alexei's editorial skills were honed on the pages of Racquet & Golfer, McCall's, and Family Circle. Before leaving Brooklyn he made frequent contributions to TimeOut New York. In London he rode the dotcom wave and was the launch editor of Fine Wine magazine. He returned to the print world in Rome and joined a publisher specializing in art, culture, and cinema. Since then he has translated, edited, and written several books.
Anthea Cohen, SRN, worked as a hospital sister and private nurse. A columnist for the Nursing Mirror and regular contributor to World Medicine, she has written eighteen Agnes Turner novels, among other work.Her Agnes Carmichael novels have been described as the 'one of the most original chiller series around'. (Felicia Lamb, Mail on Sunday)
Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of thirteen novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks, as well as her latest hardback, have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina's novels stand at eight million copies.
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Julie Schwietert Collazo
Like most New Yorkers, Julie Schwietert Collazo took a long time to discover the state beyond the city so nice they decided to name it New York twice. When she finally started exploring beyond the five boroughs while on assignment for the BBC, she discovered just how much of America's history can be traced back to New York. She also realized how incredibly diverse the state is, both culturally and geographically. From the Amish country in western New York to the watery Thousand Islands, New York State has so much for travelers to discover. Together, Julie and her husband, Cuban-born photographer Francisco Collazo, have published work in TIME, Discover, National Geographic Traveler, Scientific American, and numerous other publications. They live in Long Island City with their two children, who both got their passports at one month of age and are accustomed to being packed up and buckled into the seat of a car, plane, or train at a moment's notice.
Iris Collier is the daughter of a professional musician and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read history. She taught creative writing in Chichester for a number of years and now lives in Boxgrove, England, where she researches and writes history books and thrillers. She is very interested in the rich history of England, and in particular, the history of the local priory at Boxgrove, where she gives guided tours. Boxgrove Priory and its environs provided much of the background and inspiration for Day of Wrath, her first historical crime novel. Iris is married to a former diplomat, and has traveled a great deal throughout her married life. She has two grown children and one grandson.
Charlie Connelly is a freelance writer specialising in European sport and travel and has written for BBC Match of the Day magazine, Four Four Two, Time Out and the award-winning Scottish Sunday Herald Magazine.
Billy Connolly is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian, musician, presenter, author and actor.
Terri Cook is a freelance science and travel writer based in Boulder. She's authored three guidebooks, including a Colorado hiking guide. She's a regular blogger for Denver's 5280 Magazine and the author of more than 50 feature articles.