Richard Lange is the author of the highly acclaimed story collection, Dead Boys, which received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Lori Lansens was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and is now a screenwriter living in Toronto with her husband and child. RUSH HOME ROAD, her first novel, was the subject of major international activity, and THE GIRLS was a Richard and Judy pick.
Hermione Lee grew up in London and read English at Oxford. She has lectured at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, at Liverpool University and at York University, where she is Professor of English Literature. She is well known as a critic, broadcaster and reviewer.
Billie Letts is the author of numerous highly acclaimed short stories, screenplays and three beloved novels. A former University professor, she lives in Tulsa with her husband, Dennis.
Quentin Letts is parliamentary sketch writer and theatre critic for the Daily Mail. A regular broadcaster on radio and television, he was formerly New York correspondent for The Times and gossip columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He recently presented Radio 4's series 'What's The Point Of?' He lists his recreations, in Who's Who as 'gossip' and 'character defenestration'.
Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean. She has written five novels, been a judge for the Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Futures and the Saga Prize, and has been a recipient of an Arts Council Award. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and her acclaimed novel SMALL ISLAND won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, was adapted into a major BBC TV drama.
Andrea Levy is a child of the Windrush. She is the daughter of one of the pioneers who sailed from Jamaica to England on the Empire Windrush ship. Her father and later her mother came to Britain in 1948 in search of a better life. For the British-born Levy this meant that she grew up black in a very white Britain. This experience has given her an unusual perspective on the country of her birth ? neither feeling totally part of the society nor a total outsider.Andrea Levy did not begin wr
Bruce Littlefield is a best-selling author and lifestyle expert. His brand of American fun is seen on the Today Show, the Early Show, and The View.
Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 1969, Josefina López was five years old when she and her family immigrated to the United States and settled in East Los Angeles. Best known for co-authoring the film Real Women Have Curves, Josefina is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades
Lorraine Lopez is an Assistant Professor of English in the Creative Writing Programme at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She won the 2003 Independent Publishers Book Award for Multicultural Fiction, the Latino Book Award for Short Stories and the Inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for Fiction.