Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983.Greg is the bestselling author of twelve internationally acclaimed thrillers, including TURNING ANGEL, TRUE EVIL, THIRD DEGREE and 24 HOURS (which, with his screenplay, became the Sony Pictures film Trapped). He still lives in Natchez, Mississippi.Visit Greg Iles' website at www.gregiles.com and follow Greg on Twitter @gregiles
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.