Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors, from The Orion Publising Group
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Justin Langer

Justin Langer played 105 Test matches for Australia between 1993 and 2007, scoring 7696 runs and 23 centuries. He was a key player in great Australian teams captained by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, and with Matthew Hayden formed arguably the most successful opening partnership in Australian Test history. In 2001, he was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. Justin is also the author of From Outback to Outfield and The Power of Passion, and is patron of several charities, including the Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research in Western Australia.Justin Langer played 105 Test matches for Australia between 1993 and 2007, scoring 7696 runs and 23 centuries. He was a key player in great Australian teams captained by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, and with Matthew Hayden formed arguably the most successful opening partnership in Australian Test history. In 2001, he was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year. Justin is also the author of From Outback to Outfield and The Power of Passion, and is patron of several charities, including the Children's Leukaemia and Cancer Research in Western Australia.
David Langford

David Langford is a writer, critic and SF fan who has won innumerable Hugo Awards for his fan writing and for his news magazine ANSIBLE, a legend in SF and fantasy circles. He has been involved with Terry Pratchett's Discworld since the very beginning, and has compiled two Discworld quizbooks, THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE and THE WYRDEST LINK.
William Langland

William Langland lived from c.1330 to c.1386. He was born near Malvern and was educated for a career in the Church, but appears to have married and never proceeded beyond minor orders. A.V.C. Schmidt taught at University College, Dublin and Exeter College, Oxford, before becoming Andrew Bradley-James Mazwell Fellow in 1973 at Balliol College, Oxford, where he is Senior English Fellow.
Jammy Lannister

Ser Jammy Lannister is a Knight of Westeros, a long-standing member of the King's guard, and one of the finest bakers in the Seven Kingdoms. Having lost his right hand in a tragic accident involving spun sugar, he went on to become the greatest left-handed whisker this side of the Narrow Sea. He currently lives in King's Landing with his sister. (They are just really good friends...).@gameofscones_www.facebook.com/GameOfScones1
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.
Alfred Lansing

Alfred Lansing was a native of Chicago. After serving more than five years in the Navy, he enrolled at North Western University, Illinois and majored in journalism. Until 1949 he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois. He then joined the United Press and in 1952 became a freelance writer. ENDURANCE was his first book. He died in 1975.
Katherine Lapworth

Katherine Lapworth worked at the BBC for six years as a Producer and Director in both radio and television before launching her own copywriting business. She is also a founder member of Maverick Media the sister company to Maverick Television, established to exploit all the print and video opportunities arising from Maverick's broadcast work.
Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin is a best-selling novelist specializing in historical and military fiction. His collaborations with Larry Bond, including RED PHOENIX, VORTEX, CAULDRON, THE ENEMY WITHIN, and DAY OF WRATH, have won critical acclaim for their suspense, realism, and unblinking appreciation of geopolitical and modern military realities.
Jon Latimer

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.
Jonathan Latimer

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jonathan Wyatt Latimer (1906-1983) attended school in Arizona and college in Illinois. He was a reporter at the Chicago Herald Examiner and, later, the Chicago Tribune, where he wrote crime and met Al Capone and Bugs Moran. He began writing fiction in the mid-1930s, and his early novels were hardboiled screwball comedies - among the first of their kind - which follow the exploits of hard-drinking yet surprisingly successful private eye, Bill Crane. Later he turned to an altogether darker style, to such an extent that his masterpiece, Solomon's Vineyard, was suppressed for years in the United States and only published in unexpurgated form in the early 1980s. Latimer served in the United States Navy during World War Two, after which he moved to California and worked as a Hollywood screenwriter on shows such as Perry Mason and Columbo. He died of lung cancer in La Jolla, California.
Jose Latour

Jose Latour was born in 1940 in Havana, Cuba, where he won his first literary prize at the age of thirteen. World Series is his eighth novel and the second written in English. He is the vice president of the Latin American division of the International Association of Crime Writers. He has two sons and a daughter and lives in Spain with his wife.
Robert 'Butch' Lauffer

Robert ¿Butch¿ Lauffer is head coach at Texas A&M University, and holds a full FIFA license. April S. Kater is Head Women¿s Soccer Coach at Syracuse University, bringing her team into the NSCAA tournament. She is a member of the United States Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and holds both an NSCAA Premiere Coaching Certificate and a USSF ¿A¿ Coaching License.
Keith Laumer

Keith Laumer (1925-1993)John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author born in Syracuse, New York. Prior to his career as a writer, Laumer was an officer in the United States Air Force. After war service, he spent a year at the University of Stockholm, and then took two bachelor's degrees in science and architecture at the University of Illinois. His first story, Greylorn, was published in 1959, but he returned to the Air Force the following year, only becoming a full-time writer in 1965. Laumer was extremely prolific and produced three major series and two minor ones, along with a number of independent novels. After 1973, however, illness meant that he published more sparingly. He died in 1993.
Ray Laurence

Ray Laurence is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Reading. He has published seven academic books on Roman archaeology and history.
Anne Laurence

Anne Laurence studied history at the Universities of York and Oxford. She has worked at the Open University since 1976, where she is a Senior Lecturer in History. She has recently completed work on an Open University course on France and the British Isles in the seventeenth century, with a television series on the use of buildings for social history.
Stephen Law

Stephen Law was a school dropout who became a postman in Cambridge, then took a degree in philosophy at Oxford, becoming a Junior Research Fellow at the Queen's College. He now teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He has published a number of books including THE PHILOSOPHY FILES, THE OUTER LIMITS and THE PHILOSOPHY GYM.
Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence is one of the world's leading American bridge players. Ron Klinger is probably the world's leading bridge author and teacher with more than fifty outstanding books to his credit. He is also an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master.
Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. Her latest new series is THE P.K. PINKERTON MYSTERIES.Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc. Visit The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries website at http://www.pkpinkerton.com, follow on Twitter @PK_Pinkerton, like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PK-Pinkerton/16580907343875 and read the blog at http://tomboycowgirl.blogspot.co.uk.
Deborah Lawrenson

Deborah Lawrenson spent her childhood moving around the world with diplomatic service parents, from Kuwait to China, Belgium, Luxembourg and Singapore. She graduated from Cambridge University and worked as a journalist in London. She is the author of five previous novels, including THE ART OF FALLING, chosen for the prestigious WHSmith Fresh Talent promotion, and SONG OF BLUE AND GOLD, inspired by the life of writer-traveller Lawrence Durrell. Deborah is married with a daughter, and lives in Kent. The family spends as much time as possible at a crumbling hamlet in Provence, France, which is the atmospheric setting for THE LANTERN.
Roland Lazenby

Roland Lazenby is the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon and Michael Jordan: The Life, among numerous other books. He has spent the past three decades interviewing NBA players, coaches and staff members while writing about the league. He lives in Virginia.