Jacquetta Hawkes was a British archaeologist and prolific writer predominantly interested in the lives of the peoples discovered by archaeological excavations. Her publications include The World of the Past (1963) and The Shell Guide to British Archaeology (1986). She co-authored a number of books with both her first husband, Christopher Hawkes - Prehistoric Britain (1943) - and her second husband, the prominent novelist, playwright and broadcaster J. B. Priestley - Dragon's Mouth (1952) and Journey Down a Rainbow (1955).
Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind (2003). His second, The Wild Places (2007), was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.