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John O'Farrell, still getting better

John O’Farrell is a comedy writer with a wide range of TV and radio credits, including the iconic TV series Spitting Image, which skewered British politicians in the 1980s and 90s. Some probably still have flashbacks. Since then he has written books, musicals, podcasts and founded the British satirical website NewsBiscuit.

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NewsBiscuit: 15 Years Of Typos

Looking for a Xmas stocking-filler? Or a good book to take to the loo? Why not buy ’NewsBiscuit: 15 Years of Typos’. This humble collection of stories is the culmination of years of frantic scribbling and three minutes of careful editing. All profits from the book go directly to charity.

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Thrillers with a twist: the warped world of Caimh McDonnell

Caimh McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian and TV comedy writer. His writing includes work for The Sarah Millican Television Programme, A League of Their Own, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You (what do you mean, you didn’t know they used writers?)

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Meet a Real-Life Spy!

John Braddock was a case officer at the CIA. He talks to Profile about sharing his case experience with the wider world.

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On Writing Historical Fiction

Bernard Cornwell is one of our best-loved - and most widely adapted - historical fiction writers. He shares some insights into the writing process which has given us Sharpe and The Last Kingdom, among many, many other well loved tales.

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Ian W Sainsbury on embracing a new genre

Ian W Sainsbury is best known for his science fiction books, so The Picture On The Fridge - which won the £20k Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 - is a debut psychological thriller from an experienced hand.

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Natalie Barelli on Domestic Noir

Natalie Barelli writes psychological thrillers, domestic noir with a touch of dark humour. She speaks to Profile about domestic noir and thriller writing

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Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is a bestseller across the globe. Her suspenseful crime novels have been translated into over 20 languages.

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