Adam Foulds took an MA in Creative Writing and his first novel ‘The Truth About These Strange Times’ won the 2008 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. His second novel ‘The Quickening Maze’ was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2011. His latest novel ‘Dream Sequence’ is about Kristen and her obsession with a vain English actor, Henry Banks.
Saskia Sarginson is the Richard and Judy bestselling author of ‘The Twins’. Her latest novel ‘How it Ends’ is a sweeping and turbulent drama that explores the widespread fears of a post-war era, where one inspirational young woman looks to find her place, no matter the cost.
Lucia Whitehouse read Classics at Oxford University, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of ‘Before we Met’, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller selection. Her latest novel ‘Critical Incidents’ asks the question ‘Who can you trust when your world goes up in flames?’
Sarah Asuquo was born and raised in the vibrant East End of London in a Nigerian household. Her passion to help young people become the best they can be has led her to volunteer with charities supporting children, and a career as a teacher. ‘Shine’ is a touching and heart-warming story which encourages young readers to celebrate diversity, and to recognise how our differences make us special.