Peter Cowlam is the author of literary fiction, plays and poetry. His most recent
novel, Across the Rebel Network, was nominated for the 2015 Not the Booker Prize.
His satire on literary celebrity, Who’s Afraid of the Booker Prize?, won the 2015
Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction. His brief stint as a commissioning editor saw
two issues of The Finger, a journal of politics, literature and culture. Read more.
Jon Elsby’s spiritual and intellectual journey has been from Protestantism to atheism,
and finally to Catholicism. He writes extensively on Catholic literature and Catholic
Andrew Elsby’s interest in the burghers of Ceylon arose when he discovered his Dutch
burgher ancestry in Ceylon. His book is a rigorous and comprehensive inquiryinto
the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods in Ceylon.
Garry O’Connor is a biographer and novelist, noted for his publications on theatrical,
political, religious and literary figures. His plays have been performed widely.
Tony Phillips is a travel writer, walker and rambler, with a specialist interest
in Dartmoor. Read more.
Sam Richards is a musician, writer and academic, who in his student years in London
absorbed the music and ideas of John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, the Fluxus Group, AMM,
Lamonte Young and Terry Riley. Read more.