Gabriele Marcotti is the World Football Correspondent for The Times and UK correspondent for Corriere dello Sport. He is also a columnist for Sports Illustrated and his work appears regularly in La Stampa and the Sunday Herald. He now co-hosts the weekly 606 programme on BBC Radio Five Live as well as being a regular pundit on the same channel. His books include The Italian Job: A Journey to the Heart of Two Great Footballing Cultures, co-written with Gianluca Vialli, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2006. His most recent book isCapello: Portrait of a Winner (Bantam Books), of which Simon Kuper said ‘Marcotti was born to write this book’. Marcotti also co-authored Paolo Di Canio’s biography. He lives in London. (DL)

Simon Mason grew up in a small seaside town, full of teenage angst, before running away to London and then onwards to the crack-infested streets of LA. Numerous attempts to become a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll star followed, as did chronic drug addiction, not to mention a stint as the personal chemist to the biggest bands of the 90s. Too High, Too Far, Too Soon (Mainstream) is a memoir with a difference, chronicling the experiences of a man who lived the rock star lifestyle, without managing to become a rock star. Nowadays, Simon has been clean and sober since June 2006 and Lives in Stoke Newington where he enjoys playing with his daughter and performing with his new band ‘The Should Be Deads’, consisting entirely of musicians in recovery. (DL)

Ian McGeechan has been at the highest level of international rugby for over twenty years. In his autobiography, Lion Man (Simon and Schuster, 2009), McGeechan retraces that career, from his early days as a player, winning more than thirty caps for Scotland and twice touring with the Lions, to his current tour with Scotland during the 2009 tour of South Africa. (DL)

Carol Midgley has been writting for The Times since 1996 and currently has a column in the T2 section and Saturday Magazine. She won Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press awards in 2004. Midgley is also the author of young adult novel,My Family and Other Freaks (Quercus, 2012). She lives in Liverpool with her family and the dog, Steve. (DL)

David Millar is a Professional road-racing cyclist with Team Garmin-Sharp. He is the only British cyclist to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and only one of six to have worn the yellow jersey. A stage winner in all three Grand Tours he has also worn the leader’s jersey at the Giro d’italia and Vuelta a Espana. His riveting and critically acclaimed memoir, Racing Through the Dark, was shortlisted for both the 2011 William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the British Sports Book Awards. An international success it was a bestseller for Orion in 2011 and was published in paperback in 2012. (DL)

Jenny Molloy is the bestselling author of Hackney Child – one of the most important books to have ever been written on the subject of life in Britain’s children’s homes.  Her story is nothing short of remarkable and the work that Jenny has gone on to do to bring the issue of “looked-after children” to the forefront of social policy is changing lives every day.  The Simon & Schuster edition of Hackney Child was published in January 2014 and the sequel, Tainted Love, will be published in July 2014. Jenny was recently featured on BBC Breakfast and the interview may be watched by clicking here. Jenny’s co-writer is Morag Livingstone (see above).   www.hackneychild.co.uk (RW)

James Montague is the author of the highly acclaimed “The Billionaires Club:  The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-Rich” which was named 2018 Football Book of the Year at the Sports Book Awards and is published by Bloomsbury.  He is also the author of “31 – Nil: On the road with Football’s Outsiders:  A World Cup Odyssey” which won him his first “Football Book of the Year Award” and “When Friday Comes” (de Courbetin), also a prize-winner.  Montague is well-known as one of our most intrepid and fearless writers and his interests take him around the world in pursuit of stories that combine sport, politics and culture.  He  writes for a number of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times and The Bleacher Report and his journalism also appears regularly on CNN, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and 442. An Associate Editor for the quarterly magazine Delayed Gratification, James also appears with The Blizzard team when he’s not in Serbia where he lives with his partner and their daughter. @jamespiotr (RW)

Glenn Moore. The longest serving football correspondent in the history of The Independent (1994-2004), Glenn Moore is now the newspaper’s Football Editor. One of an elite few journalists to hold the Uefa B coaching licence, Moore is the author ofSoccer Skills & Tactics and editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Football. Moore is now collaborating with Leeds manager, Neil Warnock, on a book about football management. Moore has been in sports journalism for more than a quarter-century and his experience includes several years touring as a cricket writer, primarily for Reuters. (DL)

Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author.  His recently published book ‘Etape’ tells the story of the defining stages in the Tour de France seen through the eyes of some of the most legendary cyclists of our time.   His first book was In Search of Robin Millar which won “Best Biography” at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes(HarperSport), was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is also the author of acclaimed Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, May 2011) which has made into a film by John Dower, whilst The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final,  published by Wisden Sports Writing, is also in pre-production.  Richard is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi.  For more information on Richard’s work go to our Film and TV pages. (DL)

Robin Moore is an award-winning conservation photographer whose pictures regularly appear on the pages of National Geographic among other publications.  In his capacity as Director of the Amphibian Programme at Conservation International and photographer with the International League of Conservation Photographers, he co-ordinated the search teams in the Campaign for Lost Frogs and the dissemination of findings, as well as leading two of the search teams.  In Search of Lost Frogs:  The Quest to Find the World’s Rarest Amphibians, published by Bloomsbury, Robin’s first book, we witness first hand the search that began in August 2010 to locate a number of species, which resulted in a number of triumphant rediscoveries.  www.robinmoore.com  (DL)

Sally Morris has worked as a journalist on national newspapers and magazines for 25 years. She has written regularly for The Daily Mail, Times, Mirror, Mail on Sunday and Good Housekeeping. Sally is best known as a reviewer and features writer on health, popular psychology, education and celebrities. Her first book, From Fat to Fit: The Simple Way to Transform your Family’s Health, tied-in with the Sky One series, “Fat Families”. She is an accomplished ghostwriter and editor used to working with medics, health experts and on women’s interest stories. (RW)

George Myerson is the author of many books on a wide range of subjects, from philosophy to literature. His biography of the Arsenal player, Tim Coleman: Fighting Football, was published by Aurum in 2009. His most recent book, A Private History of Happiness, was published in September 2012 by the American press, Blue Bridge Books. The British edition is published by Head of Zeus. George is currently working on a book that will look at the place of football in London 2062 following his landmark essay, which he co-wrote with Yvonne Rydin, and which has attracted national coverage in “Imagining the Future City” published by UCL. (RW)