Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting TOP GEAR and subsequently THE GRAND TOUR with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. He has produced and presented documentaries for BBC One, examining the lives of two of his heroes, Sir Stirling Moss and Evel Knievel. He is the author of a number of bestselling books including ON THE EDGE, AS YOU DO, and IS IT JUST ME? Richard is married to Mindy and has two daughters, Izzy and Willow. He shares his garage with a vast and ever-changing collection of motorcycles both vintage and current.Follow Richard Hammond on Twitter @RichardHammond and visit his website at www.thehamsterscage.co.uk
Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy is one of the nation's best-known novelists. The author of such classics as FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES and JUDE THE OBSCURE, Hardy is renowned for his novels set in the Wessex landscape.
M. John Harrison
M. John Harrison (1945 - ) Michael John Harrison is the author of, amongst others, the Viriconium stories, The Centauri Device, Climbers, The Course of the Heart, Signs of Life, Light and Nova Swing. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award (Climbers), the James Tiptree Jr Award (Light) and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nova Swing). He lives in Shropshire.
Buster's father was an Alsatian and his mother a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He has been living with Roy Hattersley since 1995. Roy Hattersley has written many books and has won the Granada Television award for Journalist of the Year.
Topper Headon joined the Clash in 1977. He was there for the five crucial years of the band before being sacked in 1982.
Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. She won the 2014 RNA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD for A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon. Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry
EDITOR BIOGRAPHY:Three compilers who alone determine the selection of poems:Judith Chernaik ? American academic from Brooklyn, now a London resident.Gerard Benson ? widely published professional poet, gives regular poetry performances, lives in Bradford.Cicely Herbert ? widely published, London resident, also professional poet.
Bryan Hitch is a renowned comic book artist. He is also the co-creator and artist behind both The Authority and The Ultimates along with Mark Millar. Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Joe Quesada attributed much of the current popularity of comics in the movies to the style of Bryan's work and Time Magazine named The Ultimates as the most influential comic book of the last decade. Bryan lives in Leatherhead, Surrey.
Liz Hoggard is a journalist who writes for the EVENING STANDARD, DAILY MAIL and the INDEPENDENT.Follow Liz Hoggard on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lizhoggard.
Judith Holder has a distinguished career in television having produced some of the funniest people in the business including Clive James, Billy Connolly, Dame Edna Everage, Victoria Wood and Lenny Henry. She has also written her own comedy pieces which she has performed on Woman's Hour and Home Truths. She is the author of The Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman and Grumpy Old Holidays.Visit Judith Holder's website at http://www.judithholder.com.
Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of Atomised, Platform, Lanzarote and Whatever. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.
Caroline spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms, and wishes other people would want to play Cluedo for money. She lives with her husband in Manchester where the two are captive to the whims of a small, controlling dog.