Dr David Whitehouse is an author and astronomer, former BBC Science Correspondent and spaceflight insider. He is the winner of a Glaxo science-writing award, the first 'Arthur' - the space 'Oscar' for reporting. He is a past President of the Society for Popular Astronomy and is the author of The Moon: A Biography and The Sun: A Biography. Asteroid 4036 Whitehouse is named after him.
SUSAN WIGHTMAN studied at the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and Exeter School of Art. She joined Libanus Press as a typographer in 1996. She is the co-author, with Michael Mitchell, of Book Typography: A Design Manual.
Philip Wilkinson's many books include the award-winning Amazing Buildings, the ground-breaking English Buildings Book, and several TV tie-ins for the BBC's major series, Restoration. He is also the author of Quercus' giant book Frank Lloyd Wright.
Danny Willett shot to global attention with his incredible Masters victory at Augusta in 2016. He was born in Sheffield in 1987 and is the former world amateur No.1. Danny played Walker Cup in 2007, the same year he won the English Amateur title before turning pro in 1998.Danny had enjoyed steady progress up the world rankings with three European Tour wins over the previous 18 months but it was his first major win, captured in real style with a final round of 67 just days after wife Nicole gave birth to son Zachariah, that has catapulted his career and popularity to new heights. It also moved Danny into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.
Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, and Otherland series have established him as one of the most internationally popular fantasy authors of recent years.
Hywel Williams is a renowned historian, newspaper columnist, political advisor and TV presenter. He is the author of the famous political exposé Guilty Men and the massive Cassell's Chronology of World History.
Mazarkis Williams is the pseudonym of a Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning fantasy author and a critically acclaimed American writer. The Tower and Knife trilogy is their first joint project: the three-book Silk Road fantasy set in a political Oriental world filled with betrayal and intrigue.
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John Williams is the author of six books, most noticeably his Cardiff trilogy and Bloody Valentine (which the police force tried unsuccessfully to ban). He currently writes for the Mail on Sunday, having worked for the Independent, Sunday Times, NME and as contributing editor of GQ magazine. He was born and still lives in Cardiff.
Dr Sam Willis is one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy and was awarded a PhD in Naval History for his thesis on Command and Tactics in the 18th-century Navy. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter's Centre for Maritime Historical Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Sam was presenter of the BBC series Shipwrecks and has consulted on maritime painting for Christie's and the BBC, spending 18 months as a Square Rig Able Seaman, sailing the tall ships used in the Hornblower television series and Channel 4's award-winning film Shackleton. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including the bestselling 'Hearts of Oak' Trilogy. www.sam-willis.com. N. A. M. Rodger is Professor of Naval History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of numerous books including The Wooden World, The Admiralty, The Safeguard of the Sea and Command of the Ocean.
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
Derek Wilson is an award-winning historian and author of the high acclaimed biographies of Hans Holbein and Sir Francis Walsingham, and The Uncrowned Kings of England. He runs the annual Cambridge History festival and lives in Devon. His website is: www.derekwilson.com.
Martin Windrow is a historian, editor and author. His books include Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945, Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946-54, and The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam, which was published to critical acclaim in Britain and the USA. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain.
Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. Wingate lives in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas.
Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist and colourist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Gogglebox, 2000AD, Vertigo Comics, Mojo and the BBC.
Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has written eight other novels, including The Passion and been published in 32 countries, as well as adapting her work for TV, film and stage. She lives in Gloucestershire and London.
Clare & Greg Wise were born and raised in the north of England.She read books, he fell out of trees.She excelled at school, he hid when the end-of-term Report came.She got a Double First in History at university. He did two Degrees - one where you spend your time drawing, the other where you pretend to be someone else.Oddly, as adults, they both found themselves in the film business: she at the UK Film Council and then Vice President of Universal Pictures, he pretending to be someone else.They lived in the same street until her death in 2016.
Prof Richard Wiseman is based at the University of Hertfordshire, and has gained an international reputation for research into unusual areas of psychology, including deception, humour, luck and the paranormal.A passionate advocate for science, Prof Wiseman frequently appears on the media, gives talks and performances, and has written The Luck Factor - a best selling book exploring the lives and minds of lucky people and Quirkology which explores the curious science of everyday life, including the psychology of lying, love and laughter.
Chris Womersley was born in Melbourne in 1968. His fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Granta New Writing and The Age, and In 2007 one of his short stories won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize. Bereft is his second novel.
Since beginning scuba diving in 1965, Lawson Wood has logged over 15,000 dives in various seas and oceans worldwide. Lawson, from Eyemouth in Scotland, has authored and co-authored over 50 books and is also a Fellow of both the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Alongside his diving and photography, Lawson founded the first marine reserve in Scotland and co-founded the Marine Conservation Society.
Tat Wood is author of the About Time series, which explains science, politics and British social theory to an American readership. He has worked in education, teaching English and History to adults and young adults, and alongside this has contributed numerous essays to books published by IB Tauris, University of Manchester Press and Virgin Books. Dorothy Ail is a recent Harvard graduate, majoring in government with a minor in history, and while studying she acted as researcher for the book Citizenship, Faith and Feminism (2011 Brandeis) written by Dr Jan Feldman. Dorothy recently co-authored About Time vol 7 with Tat Wood, with plans for more in the future.