Growing up, Marian Keyes never thought of herself as a writer - and came to her profession almost by accident in the early 1990s.
She has since become one of Ireland’s most successful novelists - with over 35 million copies of her thirteen works sold to date. Keyes is beloved to her readers for her wit, her conversational prose style, and for the unflinching honesty with which she approaches her subjects, which include depression, infidelity domestic abuse and the glass ceiling.
Here, she talks to Laura Powell about love, marriage, her own journey through depression - and her latest novel, The Break.
Ruth Jones is best known for playing Nessa in Gavin and Stacey - the BBC TV comedy she co-wrote with James Corden - and also for starring in and writing the comedy series Stella, set in her native South Wales.
Earlier this year she also wrote her first novel, Never Greener, which tells the story...
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and grew up in London and went on to work as a minicab controller, braille typer and brochure writer for Club 18-30, before settling on journalism.
She worked as a journalist for ten years, including a year at South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and nine at The...