Maeve Haran is the highly successful author of HAVING IT ALL. A former journalist and producer, she is now a full time writer. She is married with three children.
Julia Harper/ Elizabeth Hoyt lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic, but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband
John Harris worked at NME during the height of Brit Pop and was Features Editor at Q and Editor of Select. He now writes for Mojo, Rolling Stone, the Independent, the Guardian, The Times and the Observer and has a regular column in Q.
Oliver Harris was born in London in 1978. He has an MA in Shakespeare studies from UCL, and a PhD in psychoanalysis from Birkbeck. He is the author of the Nick Belsey series of crime novels, as well as one work of non-fiction: Lacan's Return to Antiquity. He teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Phil Harrison's first feature film, The Good Man, was released in 2014. His earlier short, Even Gods, won the short film award at the Belfast, Galway and Cork Film Festivals in 2011, and was shortlisted for the best short script at the 2012 Irish Screenwriting Awards. He lives in Belfast. The First Day is his debut novel.
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the hugely popular Morland Dynasty novels, which have captivated and enthralled readers for decades. She is also the author of the contemporary Bill Slider Mystery series, as well as her new series, War at Home, which is an epic family drama set against the backdrop of World War I. Cynthia's passions are music, wine, horses, architecture and the English countryside.
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.
Roy Hattersley is a politician-turned-writer. He was elected to Parliament in 1964, and served in each of Harold Wilson's governments as well as Jim Callaghan's Cabinet before becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party in 1983. He is the author of fourteen books.
Victoria Hislop is a writer and journalist. She writes travel features for the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday and a number of magazines. She also writes regular features on education for the Daily Telegraph, and celebrity profiles for Woman & Home. Victoria lives in Kent with her husband, Ian Hislop, and their two children.
Nancy Holder is the author of a number of popular and highly successful tie-in novels, including projects for Buffy, Angel and Highlander. She has been an LA Times bestseller and won four Bram Stoker awards for fiction. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, two cats and a dog.
Michael Holman grew up in the town of Gwelo in Zimbabwe, at a time when the country was still known as Rhodesia. After gaining degrees from the University of Rhodesia and Edinburgh University, he became a journalist, working in London and Zimbabwe, before being forced, due to his outspoken opposition to Ian Smith's minority rule government, to flee to Lusaka. He lived and worked in Zambia as a Financial Times Africa correspondent from 1977 to 1984, when he came to Britain permanently to take up the role of Africa Editor at the Financial Times. He retired in 2002 but still travels frequently to Africa and writes occasional columns for the FT and Times online. His first novel, Last Orders at Harrods, will be published by Abacus in 2007, and he is currently at work on his second. He lives in east London.
A. M. Homes
A. M. Homes is the recipient of numerous awards and her work has been translated into eight languages. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has published fiction and essays in the New Yorker, Granta, McSweeney's, Art Forum and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.
Author of 28 published novels, Evelyn Hood has had a variety of jobs, including being a journalist and a poultry farmer. She is now a full time writer, best known for her family sagas, set mainly in her home town of Paisley (Renfrewshire) and on the Clyde coast, where she now lives. Evelyn has also written several one-act stage plays, which are regularly performed all over the world, as well as short stories, pantomimes and children's musicals.
Susan Howatch was born in Surrey. After taking a degree in law, she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter and embarked on a career as a writer. When she eventually left the States, she lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England.
Elizabeth Hoyt lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children and three dogs. Visit her at www.elizabethhoyt.com
Alan Hunter was born in Hoveton, Norfolk in 1922. He left school at the age of 14 to work on his father's farm, spending his spare time sailing on the Norfolk Broads and writing nature notes for the Eastern Evening News. He also wrote poetry, some of which was published while he was in the RAF during World War II. By 1950, he was running his own book shop in Norwich and in 1956, he wrote the first of 45 George Gently novels. He died in 2005 aged 82.
Angela Huth has written three short story collections and several novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.