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Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.

Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series,...

Mitch Albom

Mitchell David Albom widely recognized for his inspirational stories and themes, was born on 23rd May 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA. Albom achieved great fame in various dimensions, he is well known as bestselling author and journalist, appreciated as a screen writer, musician, dramatist and radio/TV broadcaster. He started his writing career as sports writer and won instant national fame.

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Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them, including British ELLE - and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good...

Todd Alexander

Todd Alexander has been writing for over twenty years. His work has been published in magazines and periodicals and his first novel, Pictures of Us, was published in 2006. How to Buy and Sell on eBay.com.au – The Official Pocket Guide has sold in excess of 30,000 copies. In 2010, his advanced guide to eBay, How to Make Money on eBay was published, followed...

Pamela Allen

Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young.

Pamela's books are full of the ...

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer firmly established himself as a literary force with the publication of his first novel, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, in 1975.  Now, 35 years later, Jeffrey continues to defy his critics and delight his fans. His most recent collection of short stories, And Thereby Hangs a Tale, is now available in paperback. He is currently working on a five-part series of...

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind The Scenes At The Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novel Life After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize, voted Book ...

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose books, set among the English middle and upper classes, are notable for their wit, social observation and insights into the lives of early 19th century women.

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. She was one of eight children of a clergyman and grew up in a close-knit family. She began to write as a...

Meredith Badger

Meredith Badger is the author of Fairy School Dropout, Fairy School Dropout Undercover, and the first book of a new series, Tweenie Genie: Genie in Training. Originally from Australia, Meredith now lives in Germany with her family. She is also a writer for the Go Girl! series.

David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With his books published in over 45 different languages and in more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies in print, he is one of the world's favourite storytellers. David is also the co- founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to eliminating illiteracy across America....

Graeme Base

I was born at a very early age in England. That was way back in 1958, but since 1966 I've lived in Melbourne, Australia. I really like it here. 

I always wanted to be an artist, and when I finished high school I studied at Swinburne College of Technology, emerging three years later with a Diploma for Design. I then worked for two unhappy years in a string of design studios before...

Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in rural Scotland. She is the author of the best-selling Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book and Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book.

Maggie Beer

In 1973, Maggie Beer and husband Colin settled in the Barossa Valley, with the intention of breeding game birds and growing grapes. The establishment of their farm led to the now legendary Pheasant Farm Restaurant. The restaurant became highly acclaimed and was, in 1991, awarded the Remy Martin Cognac - Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year award.

With the closure of the...

Maeve Binchy

Born in Dublin, Ireland on May 28, 1940, Maeve Binchy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College, Dublin in 1960. She then worked for a short time as a teacher and news reporter, before focusing on writing novels. She published her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, in Britain in the early 1980s. Her other literary works include 1985's Echoes, 1990's Circle...

Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey has won a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year and an AFI Award, and his book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and also won a Children's Peace Literature Award. Aaron has been included on the Smithsonian Institute's Notable Book List and was a National Literacy...

Nick Bland

Nick was born on a farm in Victoria 's Yarra Valley in 1973. The son of an artist and a primary school teacher, he spent his early childhood climbing haystacks and making mischief in his father's studio. When he moved to 'the bush' at age 6, he discovered a wonderful new world and his creativity bloomed.

Nick always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a...

Indigo Bloome

Indigo Bloome is married with two children. She has lived and worked in Sydney and the United Kingdom, with a successful career in the finance industry. Indigo recently traded city life for a move to regional Australia, which provided her with an opportunity to explore her previously undiscovered creative side. Her love of reading, deciphering dreams, stimulating conversation, and the intrigue of ...

Heston Blumenthal

A Sensory Wonderland

In 1982, when Heston was sixteen, he and his family went to a three-star restaurant situated beneath towering cliffs in Provence.  None of them had experienced anything like it before-not just the extraordinary food but the beauty of the surroundings, the delightful smell of lavender in the air, the sounds of chirruping cicadas and splashing fountains, and the sheer...

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton was British writer for children’s books born on 11th August 1897. Enids love for writing had surfaced from the beginning of her childhood. Although her mother never approved of her writing and thought it was a mere waste of time her father encouraged his daughter to take part in all such activities. Enid gained confidence and started sending her work to different magazine....

Kathryn Bonella

Since studying journalism at RMIT in Melbourne, Kathryn Bonella has worked as a journalist in television and print. She moved to London eighteen months after graduating and spent several years freelancing for 60 Minutes as well as numerous English and American television programs, magazines and newspapers. She returned to Australia in 2000 to work as a full-time producer for 60...