Vikram Seth was born in 1952. He trained as an economist and has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of A Suitable Boy, which was an international number one bestseller, An Equal Music and several other novels. He has also written seven volumes of poetry including Beastly Tales and Summer Requiem.
William Shawcross has written many bestsellers, including QUEEN ELIZABETH: THE QUEEN MOTHER, SIDESHOW, DELIVER US FROM EVIL and JUSTICE AND THE ENEMY. He lives in London. For more information visit the website at www.williamshawcross.com.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. He is best known as the author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov.
Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-l 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Richard Stoneman is an Oxford trained classicist with a thorough knowledge of ancient Greece, its language and history; he has also published many books on modern Greece and is familiar with the sources from the Middle Ages and the modern period. He is the author of A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece, A Traveller's History of Turkey, A luminous Land: Artists Discover Greece. He is a frequent visitor to Greece and gets withdrawal symptoms if he doesn't go to Athens at least once a year.
Peter Y. Sussman
Peter Y. Sussman has had a long career as a writer and editor. He was an editor for 29 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. His work was followed avidly by Decca herself and he assisted her in researching one of her books, Kind and Usual Punishment.