James Kidd is a freelance writer based in Oxford, Britain. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Literary Review, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Time Out and The Jerusalem Post among others. He hosts the This Writing Life podcast (thiswritinglife.co.uk), featuring interviews with writers such as Hanya Yanagihara, David Mitchell, Amit Chaudhuri and Meena Kandasamy, and co-hosts Lit Bits (litbits.co.uk), named by The Observer as one of its top three literary podcasts.
Charmaine Chan worked as a journalist in Sydney and Tokyo before moving to Hong Kong on the eve of its handover to China in 1997. Fifteen years ago, after a stint at Books Editor, she became the South China Morning Post's Design Editor. One day she hopes to design a stylish massage chair.