Sarah Lancashire shot to stardom as Coronation Street's Raquel Watts. Upon leaving the role in 1996, she went on to star in such dramas as Clocking Off, Rose and Maloney, and more recently The Rotters' Club.
Harriet Lane has worked as an editor and staff writer at TATLER and the OBSERVER. She has also written for the GUARDIAN, the TELEGRAPH and VOGUE. She lives in north London.
Joe R Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and six Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Jon Latimer studied Oceanography at University College, Swansea. He served for 16 years in the Territorial Army and was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He taught at the University of Wales, Swansea and wrote on a number of military and naval subjects, from the desert war in World War II to the war of 1812.
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.
Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex.To find out more, visit www.maureenlee.co.uk
Ursula K. LeGuin
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.Read more at http://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/le_guin_ursula_k
Anton Lesser has played many of the principal roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. His film work includes Charlotte Grey, Eroica and The River Queen. He is active in radio and spoken word audio, with a range from Paradise Lost and Homer to Hamlet. He is particularly known for recording the novels of Charles Dickens, having won a Spoken Word Award for Great Expectations.
Catherine Lim grew up in Malaysia but lives and works in Singapore where she lectured in Applied Linguistics before turning to writing full time. She has published seven collections of short stories (two of which have been used as GCSE texts by Cambridge University), three novels, a book of poems and hundreds of articles.
Before becoming a full time novelist, Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter for 20 years, including 12 years at the BALTIMORE SUN. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, the writer David Simon.
Josie Lloyd grew up in Essex, before going to Goldsmiths' College where she graduated with an honours degree in English and Drama. After a brief time training traders in the City, she embarked on a career in the Sales Promotion industry. After a year she gave up her job, worked as a waitress and freelancer and wrote her first novel, IT COULD BE YOU. She then teamed up with Emlyn Rees to write the bestseller COME TOGETHER, and they have been working together ever since.
After various careers from cocktail waitress to kibbutz worker, Lesley Lokko trained as an architect, but always dreamt of writing. She lives in Johannesburg.Find out more at www.lesleylokko.com
Robert Ludlum is one of the world's bestselling authors and there are more than 300 million copies of his books in print. He is published in 32 languages and 50 countries. As well as blending sophisticated plotting and extreme pace, Robert Ludlum's novels are meticulously researched. In addition to the popular titles in the Covert-One series, Robert Ludlum's best-known books include THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE, THE CHANCELLOR MANUSCRIPT and the Jason Bourne series.
Born 1951. Former Hennessy Award winner for his short stories, has also written for the stage and radio. Now lives in Dublin.
Kate Lyons was born in 1965 in a mining town in country Australia. She has been writing for nearly twenty years and has had her short fiction and poetry published in various Australian literary journals. A working journalist and part-time lecturer at university, she lives in Sydney.
Her first novel, The Water Underneath, was shortlisted in the 1999 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and was published to acclaim in 2001.