Dr. Brian W. Lavery was born in Glasgow’s East End in 1959, the fourth of six sons. His father William was a sheet metal worker and his mother Margaret a shop assistant. Brian has been a factory worker, car valet, market trader, waiter, university dropout and latterly a journalist, university tutor and writer. After 25 years of various senior roles in national and regional journalism he returned to higher education and gained a first in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Hull. THE HEADSCARF REVOLUTIONARIES derives from his funded PhD research at that university, where he also taught creative nonfiction. THE LUCKIEST THIRTEEN is his latest book.
Martin GoodmanAuthor & Publisher
" Martin Goodman's first novel ON BENDED KNEES was shortlisted for the Whitbread prize, and his most recent biography SUFFER AND SURVIVE won 1st Prize, Basis of Medicine in the BMA Book Awards 2008. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull. "
" Sarah Walton was born in 70s London. She is the author of RUFIUS, which won her a PhD. She lives on the edge of the South Downs with two Italian greyhounds. "
" Martin Vopěnka is a Czech writer, publisher, journalist and traveller and author of THE FIFTH DIMENSION, translated for Barbican Press by Hana Sklenkova. Vopěnka's books have been published in English, Polish, Russian, Arabic and Romanian. "
Brian W. LaveryAuthor
" Brian W. Lavery was born in the East End of Glasgow in 1959, the fourth of six sons of William, a sheet metal worker and Margaret, a shop assistant. He is the author of The Headscarf Revolutionaries and The Luckiest Thirteen. "
D. D. JohnstonAuthor
" D. D. Johnston is a Scottish political novelist. He is the author of PEACE, LOVE & PETROL BOMBS, THE DECONSTRUCTION OF PROFESSOR THRUB and THE SECRET BABY ROOM. "