Michele Guinness is a well-known speaker and the bestselling author of The Guinness Spirit, Is God Good for Women?, Autumn Leave and, most recently, Archbishop. She worked for many years as a broadcast journalist, then in PR for the NHS, eventually heading up NHS communications for Cumbria and Lancashire. She is now retired with two children and three grandchildren, and divides her time between Kent and France with her husband, Canon Peter Guinness.
Kelly Grovier was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Oxford University, where he wrote his doctorate on the eighteenth-century philosopher and adventurer 'Walking' Stewart. He is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and The Observer. He is the co-founder of the scholarly journal European Romantic Review and a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Austin Grossman is a video game design consultant and the author of SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE. He lives in Berkeley. You can visit his website at austingrossman.com or follow him on Twitter @Austin_Grossman.
Peter Grose is a former journalist, foreign correspondent, literary agent at Curtis Brown and publisher at Secker & Warburg. Until recently he was chairman of ACP UK. He now lives in France. www.petergrose.net
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Zane Grey was born in Ohio in 1872 in the town his ancestor, Ebenezer Zane, founded. He is most famous for his novels set in pioneering America and can be credited for creating the Western genre. He had a lifelong passion for fishing, for writing and for women - a situation that his wife endured stoically. He was the author of over 90 books and became one of the first millionaire authors. In addition to his novels, he wrote articles on fishing and set up fishing resorts in New Zealand and Australia. He died in 1939.
Stephen Greenleaf is the award-winning author of the John Marshall Tanner series and two standalone novels. A graduate of Carlton College in Minnesota, he received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Sarah Graves lives in Eastport, Maine with her husband and their dog, Evelyn. When she's not writing the 'Home Repair is Homicide' mysteries, she works on fixing up an old house.
Thomas Grant QC is a practising barrister and author. He lives in Sussex and London.
Bill Granger was an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and United Press International. His first novel, Public Murders, based on his reporting experiences, won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His highly praised November Man series has been adapted for the screen, starring Pierce Brosnan as agent Devereaux.
Stephen Grady OBE was born in Northern France in 1925, the son of an English father who was a head gardener in the Imperial War Graves Commission. In 1941 he joined the French Resistance, carrying out missions for which he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the American Medal of Freedom, and a British mention in Dispatches. After the liberation of France, he joined the British Army and served as a Lieutenant with the Intelligence Corps, before returning to a long career in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, for which he eventually became director of the France area. He now lives alone in Greece.Stephen Grady OBE was born in Northern France in 1925, the son of an English father who was a head gardener in the Imperial War Graves Commission. In 1941 he joined the French Resistance, carrying out missions for which he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the American Medal of Freedom, and a British mention in Dispatches. After the liberation of France, he joined the British Army and served as a Lieutenant with the Intelligence Corps, before returning to a long career in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, for which he eventually became director of the France area. He now lives alone in Greece.Michael Wright, who worked with Stephen Grady on Gardens of Stone, is an English writer based in rural France. He has published two bestselling books about his life-changing experiences there: C'est la Folie and Je t'aime à La Folie.
Jonathan Gosling is the Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies of the University of Exeter. Previously Director of the Strategic Leaders' Unit at Lancaster University and of the International Masters in Practising Management, Jonathan's research focuses on leadership and ethics in current strategic change, and on contemporary innovations in leadership development.
Andrew Gordon began his investigation of Jutland following a casual conversation in the late 1980s. He has a PhD in War Studies and is the author of an acclaimed exploration of naval policy and administration in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Glen David Gold was born and grew up in California, where he currently lives. His first novel, CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL was published in 2001, when it was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and has been translated into 14 languages. His second novel, SUNNYSIDE, was published in 2009. His short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Playboy and McSweeney's.
Lady Glenconner is now 87. She was born Lady Anne Coke in 1932, the eldest daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, and growing up in their ancestral estate at Holkham Hall in Norfolk. A Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation, she married Lord Glenconner in 1956. They had 5 children together of whom 3 survive. In 1958 she and her husband began to transform the island of Mustique into a paradise for the rich and famous. They granted a plot of land to Princess Margaret who built her favourite home there. She was appointed Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret in 1971 and kept this role - accompanying her on many state occasions and foreign tours - until her death in 2002. Lord Glenconner died in 2010, leaving everything in his will to his former employee. She now lives in a farmhouse near Kings Lynn in Norfolk.
Mario Giordano, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Munich in 1963 and studied psychology at the University of Düsseldorf. He writes novels, books for adolescents, and screenplays. He lives in Cologne. Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio is his third novel to be translated into English.
John Gillingham is professor of history at LSE and the author of a number of highly-regarded academic works on the Middle Ages, as well as the popular history book Medieval Britain: An Introduction.
Midge Gillies is the acclaimed author of Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air and Marie Lloyd: The One and Only. She is also a freelance journalist who writes regularly for the Guardian and the Press Association. She acted as consultant and contributor to the Channel 4 documentary The Real Amy Johnson, drawn from her biography of Johnson.
Martin Gilbert is the Official Biographer of Sir Winston Churchill; his prolific output on this subject includes the one-volume biography, Churchill: A Life. Among his other books are: First World War, Second World War, D-Day and The Day the War Ended, as well as a magisterial three-volume History of The Twentieth Century, and twelve historical atlases. Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. Two years later he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature at Oxford University for the totality of his historical work.
Adrian Gilbert has written extensively on military history. Among his books are World War One in Photographs; Britain Invaded, an imaginary account of a cross-channel German invasion in 1940; The Imperial War Museum Book of the Desert War, featuring firsthand accounts from British and Commonwealth forces in North Africa, 1940-42; and Sniper: One-on-One, a history of sharpshooting and sniping.