Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors, from The Orion Publising Group
Our Authors
Connie Willis

Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis has won, among other accolades, ten HUGO Awards and six NEBULA Awards for her writing, and was recently named an SFWA Grand Master. She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado.
Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby was born in Brighton, and now lives in London with her husband and their young son, Harry. She is best known for presenting The Xtra Factor and Dancing On Ice and This Morning, and was awarded the Children's BAFTA award for Best Presenter in 2006. She is writing with her sister, Kelly. L'ETOILE is their first series for children.Holly's website is http://www.officialhollywilloughby.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @hollywills. The L'Etoile website is http://www.letoile-schoolforstars.co.uk/
Kelly Willoughby

Kelly Willoughby works for film and TV. She writes for children with her sister, Holly, and this is their first series.Follow Kelly on Twitter @LadyWilloughby, and visit the official L'Etoile website at www.letoile-schoolforstars.co.uk
Juliet Wills

Award winning journalist and mother of three, Juliet Wills, is a Senior Reseacher for the ABC program Can We Help?. She has worked for all major Australian television networks and reported for overseas networks including CNN and NHK. She has lectured at two universities and written for major national newspapers and magazines including The Australian and Woman's Day. She resides in Perth, Western Australia.
A N Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson was born in Staffordshire in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. His biographies include the lives of Sir Walter Scott (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Tolstoy (Whitbread Award for Biography), C. S. Lewis, Hilaire Belloc and Jesus. His bestselling and highly acclaimed portrait of an age, THE VICTORIANS, was published in 2002. He is also a celebrated novelist and the author of a short history of London. For many years he has lived in north London.
Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson is the author of five critically acclaimed books including the Sunday Times bestselling EMPIRE OF THE DEEP and WHAT PRICE LIBERTY?, for which he received a Somerset Maugham Award. He was born in 1980 and educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a first-class degree and an MPhil in history.
Gwen Wilson

Gwen Wilson began writing her memoir in her fifties, but she has always been a storyteller. Essentially self-educated, she has had to fight hard for what she has achieved in life. After a tough upbringing in the western suburbs of Sydney, Gwen fell into series of traumatic circumstances - all before the age of nineteen. She now lives with her husband Bill in Wollongong, New South Wales.www.gwenwilson.com.au
Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and latterly the Daily and Sunday Express. He is married with three grown-up sons and a daughter.
Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. Eventually, Rob settled in Portugal, and turned to novels. Since then, he's written many acclaimed crime novels including the CWA Gold Dagger award winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON and the Falcón series, recently adapted for television. His first novel featuring Charlie Boxer, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT was shortlisted for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award. Find out more at www.robert-wilson.eu.
Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson was brought up in London and has degrees in English Literature from Somerville College, Oxford and UCL, London. She has worked briefly and ingloriously as a teacher, and more successfully as an editor of non-fiction books. She has written history books for children and is interested in history, particularly of the recent past, painting and sculpture, uninhabited buildings, underground structures, cemeteries and time capsules.Her first novel A LITTLE DEATH was shortlisted for both the CWA Ellis Peters and the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. A THOUSAND LIES was shortlisted for the 2006 Duncan Lawrie Dagger. THE LOVER won the 2004 Prix du Polar Europeen for Best Crime Novel of the Year In Translation and was also shortlisted for the 2004 Gold Dagger and the Ellis Peters Award. In 2008, she won the Ellis Peters Award with her novel STRATTON'S WAR. She lives in Islington.
Barrie Wilson

Barrie Wilson is Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at York University in Toronto, where he teaches courses on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the formation of Early Christianity and Second Temple literature. He studied philosophy at Columbia University and the University of Toronto, as well as attending theological seminaries in New York and Toronto. He joined York University in 1975, where he taught philosophy and helped to establish a religious studies programme. He is the author of a number of academic works, but HOW JESUS BECAME A CHRISTIAN was his first book for the general reader, the result of many years' fascination and involvement with the inconsistencies of early Christianity. He lives in Toronto
Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson's Inverting the Pyramid won the National Sporting Club Book of the Year award, and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. His other books include Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football; Sunderland: A Club Transformed; The Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Matches; Nobody Ever Says Thank You, a critically acclaimed biography of Brian Clough; The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper; The Anatomy of Liverpool; Angels with Dirty Faces: The Footballing History of Argentina; and The Anatomy of Manchester United. He writes for the Guardian, Sports Illustrated and World Soccer, and he is the editor of The Blizzard. Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jonawils
Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson was a prominent philosopher and novelist. Wilson called his philosophy 'new existentialism'. He is perhaps best known for THE OUTSIDER. It has never been out of print and has been translated into over thirty languages.
Edmund Wilson

American critic and author, b. 1895 in Red Bank, N.J. grad. Princeton, 1916. He is considered one of the most important American literary and social critics of the 20th cent. From 1920 to 1921 he was managing editor of Vanity Fair ,and he was later on the staffs of the New Republic(1926-31) and the New Yorker(1944-48). He died in 1972
Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson (1920-1987)Richard Wilson was an American science fiction author and director of the News Bureau of Syracuse University until his retirement in 1982; he was instrumental in persuading many sf writers to donate their personal archives to the university's George Arents Research Library, which has been called one of the "most important collection of science fiction manuscripts and papers in the world" (Science/fiction Collections: Fantasy, Supernatural & Weird Tales, 1983). Involved in sf fandom from an early age, he was a founder of the Futurians in the 1930s and published his first sf story, "Murder from Mars", with Astounding Stories in 1940. A number of his short stories were award-winning or award-nominated: "The Eight Billion" was nominated for the Nebula as Best Short Storiy in 1965; "Mother to the World" was nominated for the Hugo for Best Novelette in 1969 and winner of the Nebula in 1968; and "The Story Writer" was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1979. In his later years, Wilson reportedly made it clear to colleagues that he remained too content in his professional life to continue seriously in a writing career.
Martin Windrow

Born in 1944 and educated at Wellington College, Martin Windrow is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. He has worked in publishing since the mid-1960s as a commissioning editor and author.
Tom Winship

Tom Winship left his job as a barrister to write full time. During the fifteen years of his legal career, he prosecuted numerous homicide cases in West Yorkshire and London. He advised the police in numerous pro-active drugs and organised crime operations, many involving covert activity. He now lives in Brussels with his wife and two young children.
Natalie Winter

Natalie Winter is from Hertfordshire and has worked as a content editor in various media industries for the last fourteen years. She has lived in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, among other places, and now currently resides in Bristol with her scruffy rescue dog.
Rachel Winters

Rachel Winters is single and living in London. In addition to completing a creative writing MA, she's spent most of her twenties freelancing for local papers and online magazines - including editing a craft magazine and writing a weekly column about pets (though she doesn't own any). It's very Sex and the City. She likes long walks in the country, big cities and firmly believes there are few problems that can't be solved with good friends and very large glasses of wine.
Robert Wistrich

Robert Wistrich is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is widely recognised as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism.