Benjamin Zephaniah is a pioneer of the performance poetry scene. He has recorded albums, written plays for stage, radio and television, and he writes poetry for children, adults, and novels for teenagers. He is also an actor and television presenter. His message is one of unity, peace and expression through creativity. He holds 16 honorary doctorates and is visiting professor at De Montfort University and Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Brunel University.
His autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah, was nominated for two major awards and he is constantly touring with his band. Benjamin lives in Lincolnshire
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game. His work has been published in more than forty different languages, and honoured with numerous international awards. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.