The lives and principal literary achievements of over 1500 writers are outlined in brief essays that emphasize the links between the life and art of each writer.
Antony Kamm has held various positions relating to the publishing world for over 20 years. He has served as editor at Oxford University Press, lecturer in publishing studies at the University of Stirling and as Senior Education Officer with the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has also served as a consultant for UNESCO, the World Bank and other international organizations in countries such as South Asia, the West Indies, and Africa. His publications include A Dictionary of British and Irish Writers and The Romans, an Introduction, as well as several book reviews and article contributions to Hutchinson's and Everyman's Encyclopedias.