Angela Carter was one of the foremost writers of the twentieth century. Her novels include Wise Children, The Magic Toyshop and Nights at the Circus, as well as the short-story collection The Bloody Chamber and the essay The Sadean Woman. She won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Nights at the Circus and the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in 1992.
Rosemary Hill is a writer and historian. She has written two prize-winning books, God's Architect, a life of A.W.N. Pugin and Stonehenge. She is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books, a fellow the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Literature and a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She lives in London and is working on a history of antiquarianism in the Romantic period.