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.
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 inquiry into
the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods in Ceylon.
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
Eliza Granville is the author of Gretel and the Dark, published in 2014 by Hamish
Hamilton and Riverhead (USA), and also Until the Skies Fall, The Tor, The House in
the Riddle, The Dark Domes of Utopia and The Crystal Singers of Iphicles. Her work
appears in several anthologies. Her main writing interests lie in the relationship
between memory, stories, and the imagination.
Harry Greenberg, now passed, was a prolific writer of humorous fiction on Jewish
themes, some of which has appeared in literary journals. Most awaits publication,
and CHP has begun that process.
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, now passed, was a travel writer, walker and rambler, with a specialist
interest in Dartmoor.
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.