John Galsworthy was born on August 14, 1867, in Surrey and came from an established, wealthy family. Called to the Bar in 1890, he soon decided to abandon law and turn to writing. THE FORSYTE SAGA is his most celebrated work, but he was also a successful dramatist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932.In 1891 Galsworthy met his cousin's wife Ada Nemesis Pearson and they embarked on a scandalous affair, eventually marrying after Ada's divorce in 1905. John Galsworthy died on January 31, 1933.
Elizabeth Garner was born in Cheshire, and now lives in Oxford. She is the author of the acclaimed NIGHTDANCING, which won a Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for the Authors` Club First Novel Award. Her second novel, THE INGENIOUS EDGAR JONES, has also been highly acclaimed.
Sue Gee is the author of nine previous novels, including The Mysteries of Glass, long-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction, and Reading in Bed (2008), which also received wide acclaim; and a short story collection, Last Fling (2011). She is a mentor on the Write to Life programme at Freedom from Torture, and teaches at the Faber Academy.She lives in London and Herefordshire.
In 2004 Rebekah Gibbs became a household name when she landed the partof Nina Farr, a feisty paramedic in the popular BBC show, Casualty.In 2006 Rebekah left Casualty to spend more time with her partner and the pair were delighted when their daughter Gigi was born in February 2008.But when Gigi was just ten weeks old, a lump in Rebekah's breast was diagnosed as cancer. She quickly underwent a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and is about to start a course of radiotherapy. Rebekah remains upbeat and positive about her experiences.
Tom Gilling studied English and German literature at the University of York. After emigrating to Australia in his early twenties, he became a journalist, and now lives in Sydney.
LEE GOLDBERG is the co-author with Janet Evanovich of the bestselling Fox & O'Hare series including THE HEIST, THE CHASE and THE JOB. He is a screenwriter, TV producer, and the author of the bestselling Monk series of mysteries. He has earned two Edgar Award nominations and was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic.Lee's website is at www.leegoldberg.com. On Twitter you can find him at @LeeGoldberg and on Facebook at /LeeGoldberg.
Daisy Goodwin's work as a TV producer and presenter includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and The Nation's Favourite Poems; she is also the creator of Grand Designs and wrote the script for ITVs Victoria . She has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir as well as two novels, My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter. Goodwin reviews regularly for the Times and Sunday Times and writes a bibliotherapy column for the Daily Mail.
Linda Green wrote her first novella at age nine. Unfortunately the pony-based, time-travel thriller genre never took off. She did, however, go on to become an award-winning journalist and has written for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and The Big Issue. Linda lives in West Yorkshire, is married to a sports photographer for a national newspaper and has a six-year-old son. Visit www.linda-green.com for more on Linda and her novels.
Andrew Greig is the author of six books of poetry, two mountaineering books; two non-fiction books and six novels. He has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and won the Saltire and the Scottish Book of the Year awards. He lives in Orkney and Edinburgh with his wife, the novelist Lesley Glaister.
Virginie Grimaldi grew up near Bordeaux and wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first novel aged eight in a green notebook with multiplication tables in the back. It was about love and the sea, and a 30-page-long sunset...How to Find Love in the Little Things was published in France in May 2016 and became an instant bestseller, translated into several languages.
A writer and editor, Sandra Gulland was brought up in California and moved to Canada in 1970. She worked on the Joséphine novels for many years, travelling extensively to the places where Joséphine lived, learning to speak and read French and corresponding with period scholars. She lives in Ontario with her husband and two children.