Uzodinma Iweala received the 2006 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for Beasts of No Nation. In 2007, he was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. A graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he lives in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria.
George Ireland was born in 1958 and acted as a ghost writer for A GILT-EDGED LIFE, the memoirs of Edmund de Rothschild, and has been a principal writer and editor of obituaries for the Daily Telegraph since 1992. Previously a barrister and private secretary to Robert Maxwell, he was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read History.
Josh Ireland was born in 1981 and lives in London. After leaving York University with a masters in history he worked in publishing for eight years and is now a freelance editor and writer. The Traitors is his first book.