is an internationally renowned author and film-maker. His films include the now definitive Radio On, and he has written a trio of political thrillers: The Psalm Killer, The Human Pool, and The Passenger.
S.J. Parris is the pseudonym of author an journalist Stephanie Merritt. Her fascination with Tudor England and Renaissance Europe began when she was a student at Cambridge. She writes for the Observer and the Guardian, and lives in Surrey.