Peter Matthiessen - novelist, naturalist and explorer - is the only writer to have won National Book Awards in fiction and non-fiction. As well as the Watson Trilogy, his fiction includes At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga. His non-fiction includes The Snow Leopard (National Book Award winner) and In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. He was one of the founders of the Paris Review and his pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.
Julie Maxwell teaches English Literature at Oxford and has won several awards and scholarships. Her first novel, You Can Live Forever, was published in 2003.
Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.
Peter Mayle is the author of eleven previous books, five of them novels. He has received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. He has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for almost twenty-five years.
Meher McArthur is a freelance Asian art curator, author and educator and used to be Curator of East Asian Art at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Californaia, USA. She is the author of Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Thames and Hudson 2004), and The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles (2005).
Patrick McCabe is the author of The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto - both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into films by Neil Jordan - and Winterwood, which was awarded the 2007 Hughes & Hughes/Irish Independent Irish Novel of the Year award. He lives in Dublin.
Kieren McCarthy is a regular contributor to The Guardian, New Scientist, The Independent, and The Daily Mail. On-line, he is the news editor for Techworld, a stalwart of Europe's largest IT news website, The Register, and a founding member of The Rockall Times. He has been reporting on the Sex.com saga for over 5 years and has exclusive access to both the protagonists.
Nigel McCrery worked as a policeman, until he left the force to become an undergraduate at Cambridge University. He has created and written some of the most successful television series of the last ten years - his credits include Silent Witness, Born & Bred, New Tricks, All the King's Men and Back-Up. He is also the author of five internationally bestselling Sam Ryan mysteries. Nigel lives in London.
Ian McDonald is one of Britain's most awarded and critically acclaimed SF writers; both The Dervish House and Brasyl have won the British SF Award and have been shortlisted for the Hugo Award. He currently lives in Belfast.
Allegra McEvedy has been cooking professionally for 20 years and has worked in some of London's best restaurants, including The River Cafe and The Groucho Club. She is co-founder of healthy fast food chain LEON. Allegra's TV credits include Allegra's Turkish Delights, Economy Gastronomy, BBC Two's Great British Food Revival, and guest-chef appearances on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Three Good Things. Allegra presents frequently on BBC Radio 4 and is a regular contributor to the Guardian and various food magazines. This is her sixth book.
Stephen McGinty is an award-winning journalist with The Scotsman newspaper. He has also worked for the Sunday Times in London and the Glasgow Herald. His first book, This Turbulent Priest (2003) was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'The year's most unlikely page-turner'. His also the author of Churchill's Cigar (2007) and Fire In The Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster (2008).
Vonda N. McIntyre
Vonda N. McIntyre was born 1948 and lived in the USA as well as the Netherlands. She worked as a research scientist and has both taught and studied Creative Writing. She holds a black belt in Aikido and is a founding member of Book View Cafe, an ebook website. She lives in Seattle.
Anna McKerrow works on creative writing projects for the reading charity Booktrust, which is where she became interested in Young Adult fiction. She has also published four volumes of poetry and teaches creative writing in adult education. Anna is interested in all things magical and is a Reiki healer.
Tamara McKinley is the author of more than eleven novels. She was born in Tasmania, but now lives in Sussex and Cornwall and writes full time. Her novels are both contemporary and historical, following the lives of Australian pioneers and those who came after them.
Peter McLean was born near London and grew up in the Norwich alternative scene, alternating dingy nightclubs with studying martial arts and practical magic before settling to a career in corporate IT. His first novels, the Burned Man series, are noir urban fantasy.
Eoin McNamee's first children's book THE NAVIGATOR has received critical acclaim in the US and the UK. His adult books have been shortlisted for the Irish Times Literature Prize and twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has lived in London, Dublin and New York and is now settled in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland.
Kate McQuaile is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.
MR McQuaille is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.
Gary Meehan was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He has a BA in Mathematics and Computation from Lincoln College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. He now works as a software engineer. He lives in Derby with his family.
Natalie Meg Evans
Natalie Meg Evans was winner of the 2014 LoveStories 'Best Historical Read' award, winner of the 2015 Public Book Awards and shortlisted for the 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA Awards and the 2015 LoveStories Historical fiction awards. She writes full-time from her house in rural north Suffolk.