BIOS
 
 
Juan Iglesias
Composer for film and theatre. His acclaimed score to 2012 Shriekfest winner Blackout (dir. James Bushe) was well received in Hollywood and a full soundtrack album is on general release. Juan's theatre work includes UK theatre musicals such as Fox Girl Five, and collaborates regularly with noted playwright Eddie Coleman.
 
Joe Giuffre
Joe worked in New York for ten years. He created the role of the Tin Woodsman for the National Tour of the Wizard of Oz and performed in national tours of Cats, Camelot, and Me and My Girl. On the west coast, Joe was the lead in the revivals of Do I Hear A Waltz and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Glamorous Nights was his first foray into the field of musical reviews, based on the life and music of Ivor Novello. The Grifters was his first book musical, but he has been working on The Mirror Never Lies for many years.
 

Barbara Pym
Early life and education:
Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was born on 2 June 1913 in Oswestry, Shropshire. She was privately educated at Queen’s Park School, a girls' school in Oswestry. From the age of twelve, she attended Huyton College, near Liverpool. She went on to study English at the University of Oxford (St Hilda's College).

During World War II she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Pym worked at the International African Institute in London for seventeen years,beginning in 1946. She was the assistant editor for the scholarly journal, Africa. This inspired her use of anthropologists as characters in some of her novels. Like an anthropoligist, Pym adopted the role of observer of human life.

After some years of submitting stories to women's magazines, she published her first novel, Some Tame Gazelle, with Jonathan Cape in 1950.[1] Thereafter she published eleven novels; two came out posthumously.

Pym's literary career is noteworthy for the long hiatus between 1963 and 1977 when, despite early success and continuing popularity. Her publisher Jonathan Cape rejected her manuscripts after 1961, considering her writing style old fashioned. She approached other publishers who also refused to publish her work. The turning point for Pym came with an influential article in 1977 in the Times Literary Supplement in which two prominent figures, Lord David Cecil and the well-known poet Philip Larkin, nominated her as "the most underrated writer of the 20th century."[1] Pym and Larkin had kept up a private correspondence for seventeen years.

Pym was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her comeback novel, Quartet in Autumn (1977), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and her work found a new audiences in North America.[1] Two other novels, The Sweet Dove Died and "An Academic Question," were subsequently published to critical acclaim.