Claire Messud’s latest novel, The Woman Upstairs, was published in May 2013. She is the author of four other novels, including The Emperor’s Children, and two novellas.
Jane Miller worked at the London University Institute of Education before retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1998. She is the author of Crazy Age: Thoughts on Being Old.
Raynes Minns is the author of Bombers and Mash: The Domestic Front 1939–1945.
Kate Mosse is the author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre and, most recently, Citadel, the final book in the Languedoc Trilogy. Kate Mosse is the co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize). Her first book, Becoming a Mother, was published by Virago.
Chioma Okereke is the author of Bitter Leaf. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the inaugural Costa Short Story Award.
Frances Osborne is the author of two memoirs, Lilla’s Feast and The Bolter, which was a Sunday Times bestseller. She has also written a novel, Park Lane.
Michèle Roberts, poet, essayist, and author of fifteen works of fiction, was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2000. Daughter of the House was shortlisted for the Booker in 1992. Her most recent novel, Ignorance, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2013.
Charlotte Rogan’s acclaimed debut novel, The Lifeboat, was published in 2012.
Hannah Rothschild is a film director and the author of The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild, a biography of her great-aunt.
Elaine Showalter is the author of many works of non-fiction including A Literature of Their Own and A Jury of Her Peers.