Prawer Jhabvala CBE, Ruth

Ruth Prawer was born in Cologne to a Polish father and German mother. The family relocated to Britain in 1939.  She married Cyrus Jhabvala in 1951 and they moved to Delhi, after 1975 splitting their time between India and New York. Although perhaps best known for her screenwriting, her love of writing books superseded her […]

Jones, Nicolette

Nicolette Jones is a critic, journalist, writer, occasional broadcaster and the long-standing children’s books reviewer of The Sunday Times. She has been a trustee, patron and committee chair of library and literary charities, and judged prizes from the Women’s Prize to the British Book Awards. She is a professional chair of literary events, has taught […]

Jones, Cynan

Cynan Jones was born on the west coast of Wales in 1975. He is the author of six novels, published in over 20 countries. He has been longlisted and shortlisted for numerous prizes internationally, and won the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize, a Betty Trask Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award, and the […]

Johnson, Catherine

Catherine Johnson has written twenty books for for young readers as well as included in very many anthologies for children and adults including New Daughters of Africa. Sawbones won best historical fiction for 12+ and The Curious Tale of The Lady Caraboo, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. Her most recent book Freedom, is […]

Johns, Derek

Derek Johns began his career in the world of books in the High Hill Bookshop in Hampstead. He then moved to New York, where he became an editor at Random House. On his return to London he was Managing Director of the Bodley Head and later Managing Director of Granta. In 1992 he became a […]