Stella Duffy is an author, playwright, actor and theatre director. She has written many novels, the most recent of which are Theodora and The Purple Shroud.
Sarah Dunant is the internationally bestselling writer of many books, including her Italian historical novels, the most recent of which is Blood & Beauty.
Kate Figes is the author of two novels and five works of nonfiction including Couples: How We Make Love Last and her most recent, Our Cheating Hearts: Love and Loyalty, Lust and Lies.
Victoria Glendinning is a biographer, broadcaster, critic and novelist. Her first book, now republished by Virago, was A Suppressed Cry: The Short Life of a Victorian Daughter, which is a biography of her great-aunt.
Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of six biographies, including The Imperfect Life of T. S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Life; Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft; and Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds. In 2014 Virago published the memoir of her own life, Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother…
Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2008 for The Clothes on Their Backs. Her most recent novel is We Had it So Good.
Yasmin Hai is a current affairs journalist and documentary producer/director. She is the author of The Making of Mr Hai’s Daughter: Becoming British.
Lauren Liebenberg grew up in Rhodesia during the civil war. Her first novel, The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers 2008. She is the author of a second novel, The West Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club.