Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a
broadcaster, biographer, poet, and historian. He is the author of
the acclaimed Thames: Sacred River, London: The Biography, and the
first and second volumes of his history of England series,
Foundation and Tudors. He holds a CBE award for services to
literature. He lives in London.
Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, producer, and theater instructor. Originally from England and educated at Leeds and Exeter universities, he has performed and directed at many theaters in the San Francisco area, where he makes his home, and elsewhere in the US. In 1993 he founded TheatreFIRST, Oakland's professional theater company, where he served as artistic director until 2008.