Jed Mercurio's first novel, Bodies, was chosen as one of the five best debuts of 2002 by the Guardian. His adaptation won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series of 2005. His second novel, Ascent, was published in 2007. Jed Mercurio's latest novel for Cape and Simon & Schuster, American Adulterer, a fictionalisation of President John F. Kennedy's personal life, was published in Spring 2009. Wesley Robins is an illustrator and winner of the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration. He is from London.