Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem and educated in the UK. She has published more than 90 books for readers of all ages, from children to adults. Her novel Troy was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. A book for young adults, Dido, will appear later in 2009. A Candle in the Dark, is about the Kindertransports and Voyage about emigration to the United States of America at the beginning of the twentieth century.