Gormenghast made Mervyn Peake famous, but writing might be the least interesting aspect of his life.
Gareth L. Powell – a BSFA winner for Ack-Ack Macaque and just recently for Embers of War, shortlisted for the Seiun Awards in Japan. His space opera Embers of War is compared to Ian M. Banks, and his short fiction has appeared in Interzone and Clarkesworld. Guardian calls him “Brilliant“. He gives advice and motivates ten thousands of his Twitter followers and makes the international writing community a better place for all of us.