Description:Ursula Buchan is an award-winning journalist and author, having written eighteen books. John Buchan was her grandfather, and she is a daughter of his second son, William. She has drawn on recently discovered family documents to write ‘Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: a Life of John Buchan’
Leyla Cardena hails from a literary family. Her father was a poet who battled against Franco in Spain. Her first English-language novel ‘Becoming Insane’ explores the pain, fear and taboo surrounding mental illness.
Isabeau Kelm worked as a book binder in Oxford, and later earned an MA in Creative Writing. She derives her ideas from her numerous travels and from her own biographical roots. Inspired by true events ‘At the Blue Hour’ is about a remarkable young woman who strives for power and freedom in 16th century Moldavia