Meet The Judges

John Landaw Heather Rosser David Hingley
John Landaw Heather Rosser David Hingley
John has an MA in English Literature and is a former barrister turned practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He has published a memoir of a Holocaust Survivor (Freddie Knoller), ‘Living with the Enemy’ and is currently engaged in writing a screenplay of this work for TV.
John is also busy writing a set of short stories.
Outside of working and writing, he’s a very keen tennis player and lover of classical music. John has two children, aged 12 and 8.
Heather enjoys writing stories for her granddaughters and helping them create their own stories. She has written a series of social studies books for children in Africa and the Caribbean. You can read her short stories in The Radcliffe Legacy, The Midnight Press and The Bodleian Murders anthologies published by OxPens.
In the Line of Duty, Heather’s historical novel published in 2014, is based on her grandfather’s experiences as a seaplane pilot in the First World War. She enjoys giving talks on memoir writing. Her most recent publication, Growing up in the Mandara Mountains, is a memoir of Heather’s life in a remote part of Nigeria in the seventies.

David lives in Bodicote and is the author of a historical crime series set in the 1660s. The protagonist, Mercia Blakewood, comes from North Oxfordshire (a fictional village called Halescott), with her adventures to date taking place largely in London and across the ocean in America. Traitor, the third in the series set at the court of Charles II, was published earlier this year and follows on from Birthright and Puritan. Follow David on Twitter @dhingley_author