Edith Wharton was born in New York in 1862. She was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize with THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, also a film. In 1930 she became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She died in 1937.
Jenny White is a tenured professor of anthropology at Boston University, specializing in Turkish studies. She's written monographs on 20th-century politics and has been studying the Islamic party that recently won the elections in Turkey. Her book on that party became required reading in the State Department.
British born Rosie Wilde now lives in Ohio, where she is perfecting the artof baking cupcakes.
Kim Wilkins is a horror and supernatural thriiler author whose first novel, The Infernal, won two 1997 Aurealis Awards, for best horror and best fantasy novel. She lives in Australia.You can learn more about her at fantasticthoughts.wordpress.com.
Finty Williams is a successful stage and screen actress. Her theatre credits include Luise Miller at The Donmar, Twelfth Night at The National, Bedlam at Shakespeare's Globe, Bedroom Farce at Rose Theatre & Duke of York's and Tons of Money at Theatre Royal Windsor. Television work includes Cranford and Born and Bred and film features include The Good Night, Ladies In Lavender and Gosford Park. Finty regularly performs on radio and has read numerous audio books. She also provided the voice of Angelina in the hit children's television and audio book series Angelina Ballerina.
Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel, former industrialist and banker and now a Labour peer, was appointed to a life peerage in 1985. He served on the Opposition front bench from 1986 onwards and was elected Opposition Deputy Leader in 1989. He is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers.
Greg Williams is an award-winning journalist and the author of three previous novels. After working at Esquire, Arena and Wallpaper* in the UK he now lives in New York with his wife and children and is the Executive Editor of Details magazine. His last novel, Another Man's Life, was published by Orion.
Fenella Woolgar attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London. She has had roles in films by Stephen Fry, Richard Eyre, Mike Leigh, Richard E Grant and Woody Allen. She also performs regularly on stage, TV and radio. She was part of the multi-voice recording of Orion's book Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.