Katrina Naomi

Katrina’s third full collection is Wild Persistence (Seren, June 2020), and she was grateful to have an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors for work on this new book. Her poetry has appeared in Poems on the Underground and on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please. She recently received an Arts Council/British Council…

David Morley

David Morley is a radio producer, dramatist and author. His plays for BBC radio include The Two Brexiteers, Heading To Paradise, The Iraq Dossier and The Death of Tom Inglis. As a producer, his dramas include Far Side of the Moore, The McKinnon Extradition, A Patriot For Me and Ebola. His numerous documentaries for BBC Radio include Lemn Sissay on The…

Christina MacSweeney

Christina MacSweeney was awarded the 2016 Valle Inclán Translation Prize for Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth; her translation of Daniel Saldaña París’s Among Strange Victims was a finalist in the 2017 Best Translated Book Award. In addition to translating other novels and non-fiction works, she has contributed to many anthologies of Latin American Literature and published…

Mac Logan

Mac Logan is author of the Angels’ Share series, the up and coming Reborn Tree saga, a couple of business titles, and many business-related articles and blogs. He lives in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Mac joined the Society of Authors in Scotland Committee in 2018 and was elected as SoAiS Chair in 2020.

Dawn Finch

Dawn Finch has worked with children’s books and reading for over 30 years. She began her career in public libraries before moving on to children’s and school libraries where she specialised in the development and support of young readers. Dawn has both written and contributed to dozens of non-fiction books for children, and her books…

Ignaty Dyakov

Ignaty Dyakov wears several hats (apart from a deer-stalker and a faux-fur Russian hat). He has authored a series of unconventional Russian and ELT textbooks, which help students learn grammar and vocabulary through fun-to-read detective stories. They are now used at universities and schools all over the world, US, UK and France being the biggest…

Kari Dickson

Kari Dickson is a literary translator from Norwegian. Her work includes crime fiction, literary fiction, children’s books, theatre and non-fiction. She is also an occasional tutor in Norwegian language, literature and translation at the University of Edinburgh, and has worked with BCLT and the National Centre for Writing.

Philip Womack

Philip Womack is the author of seven critically acclaimed books for children, including The Arrow of Apollo. His first non-fiction book for adults, How to Teach Classics to Your Dog, was published in October 2020. He is a Royal Literary Fellow at the Royal College of Music in 2020-21. He contributes to many newspapers and magazines, including Literary…

Margaret Skea

Margaret Skea is an award-winning author of three historical novels, a two-book fictionalised historical biography and numerous short stories. Growing up in Ulster at the height of ‘The Troubles’ it was perhaps inevitable that much of her writing is set in the context of conflict. But whatever the period or place, her passion is to…

Anne Rooney

Anne Rooney writes non-fiction for all ages from 5 to adult on a huge variety of topics and for all markets. She focuses on science and the history of science, with a big soft spot for dinosaurs, evolution and space — which happily overlaps with the interests of many 8-year-olds. She occasionally writes fiction for…

Hugh Roberts

Hugh is an academic non-fiction author and business director involved in urban infrastructure. Hugh’s career focused on master planning of new communities and urban infrastructure across more than 30 countries. He was a director of several consultancies, but is now retired and engaged in a range of advisory roles for built environment developments in UK…

Katharine Quarmby

Katharine is an award-winning writer and investigative journalist. She has written three full-length non-fiction books, along with shorter fiction, books for children and non-fiction. She works as engagement lead for the UK based not-for-profit media organisation, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She worked previously as a producer on flagship programmes for the BBC, as well…