• It is 120 years today since Margery Allingham was born.

    English crime writer born in Ealing, London, as the daughter of Herbert John Allingham and his wife and cousin Emily Jane Hughes. Both parents were writers and journalists who regularly contributed to various weekly magazines. Herbert John was the editor of the New London Journal as well as the Christian Globe.
    Margery Allingham grew up in Essex as the oldest of three children. She was...

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  • It is 68 years today since Boris Akunin was born.

    Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of the Russian writer and translator Grigory Chkhartishvili of Georgian-Jewish origin. He was born in Zestaponi, Georgian USSR. His father was an officer and his mother a teacher. When Chkhartishvili was two years old, the family left Georgia and moved to Moscow where he grew up and attended school, majoring in English. Having become fascinated by Japanese culture...

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Portrait of Ed McBain

McBain, Ed
1926 - 2005

Ed McBain is the best-known pen name for Evan Hunter, born Salvatore Alberto Lombino, a versatile and prolific American...

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Författarporträtt av Graham, Caroline

Graham, Caroline
1931 -

The withdrawn British novelist and playwright Caroline Graham is best known for her seven police novels about Detective...

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Portrait of Domingo Villar

Villar, Domingo
1971 -

Domingo Villar is a Spanish novelist born in Vigo, Galicia. He now lives in Madrid where hosts a radio show about food....

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Portrait of Simon Brett

Brett, Simon
1945 -

British author born in Worcester Park, Surrey. In 1949, the family moved to Ealing and a year later to Banstead where he...

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