Kathleen MacMahon is an award-winning television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE, where she reports on the major international stories. The grand-daughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. THIS IS HOW IT ENDS is her first novel.
Denis MacShane has been a Labour MP since 1994. He was deputy foreign secretary and Minister for Europe under Tony Blair. After graduating from Oxford he worked for the BBC and was the youngest ever president of the National Union of Journalists. He completed a PhD at London University and in the 1980s worked as an international trade union official which led to being arrested in Poland and South Africa as he worked with independent trade unions against communism and apartheid. He has written biographies of Francois Mitterrand and Edward Heath as well as a number of books and pamphlets on European and global politics. He writes regularly for British, American and continental European newspapers. He is currently a UK delegate to the Council of Europe and represents the Labour Party at the Party of European Socialists. In 2005-2006 he set up and chaired the All-Party Commission of Inquiry into Antisemitism.
Norman Mailer was born in 1923 and published his first book,THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, in 1948. THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1969; Mailer received another Pulitzer in 1980 for THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG. He has written thirty books.
Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire. She spent five yearsworking on the legendary but now sadly defunct UK teen mag, J17, firstas a writer and then as Entertainment Editor. She then joined thelaunch team of teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK, which she later went onto edit and has consulted on a wide range of other youth titlesincluding Bliss, The Face and More.Sarra was most recently editor of BBC's What To Wear magazine. She'snow advises a number of UK magazine publishers as well as writingfeatures and a monthly column for ELLE UK and is a regular contributorto Grazia and Red magazines. Sarra has also contributed to TheGuardian, ES Magazine, Seventeen, Details and Heat and wrote the ShopBitch column for Time Out London. Sarra lives in North London with herdevoted dog, Dino, the mongrel she saved from an untimely death.http://sarramanning.blogspot.com
Carole Matthews' fabulously funny romantic fiction enthrals readers throughout the world. She is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestseller and her work has been translated into twenty languages and sold to Hollywood. Carole lives in Milton Keynes with her partner, lovely Kev. When she's not writing her novels, she travels to far-flung places, chats to her fans on Facebook and eats chocolate.
Morgan McCarthy read English at Reading University, where she graduated with First Class honours. In 2008, she started working part-time in order to write her first novel, THE OTHER HALF OF ME.
Lauren McCrossan trained as a lawyer before becoming a writer and magazine journalist. Born in Scotland, she has lived in England since she was eight. An amateur team cyclist she met her husband, a professional surfer, in the oversized luggage section of Lanzarote airport.
Colleen McCullough was born in Wellington, New South Wales, working in hospitals in Sydney and London before moving to the Yale University Medical School to train as a nurse. There she wrote the phenomenal bestseller THE THORN BIRDS.
Victor McGlothin is a former bank vice-president who nearly forfeited an athletic scholarship due to poor reading skills. Ultimately, he overcame that obstacle and later completed a Masters degree in Human Relations & Business. Victor is the on-line columnist of Victor Said?, a real Brotha to Sistah look at relationships. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two sons
Sarah McKerrigan is a third-generation California girl who is an avid traveller, the wife of a rock star, the mother of two children and the beloved mistress of a pug named Worf.
Eloise Millar is a 27-year-old English graduate of Cambridge University. She has written for The Guardian and The Idler amongst other publications. She lives in London.
Steven Millhauser teaches at Skidmore College and lives with his wife and two children.
Neelesh Misra is a renowned Bollywood lyricist and script writer. He is also Deputy Executive Editor for the Hindustani Times. Rahul Pandita is a Delhi-based writer and journalist, formerly with the India Express Group and now with Open Magazine..
Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd is the author of the highly acclaimed bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. The Secret Life of Bees was her first novel. Selling over 6 million copies, it has become a modern classic and has been adapted into a feature film starring Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Hudson.
Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore and their two children. Visit Santa's website at www.santamontefiore.co.uk
SIGNED, MATA HARI is critically acclaimed US author Yannick Murphy's fourth book. Her novel THE SEA OF TREES was published in the UK by Bloomsbury to critical acclaim. Yannick Murphy lives in Vermont.