A. N. Wilson has been a prolific journalist since the late 1970s, contributing to the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, Spectator, Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, and the Evening Standard, of which he is literary editor. His many books include biographies of Hilaire Belloc, John Milton and Sir Walter Scott. His much praised biography of Tolstoy won the Whitbread Prize for Biography; his most recent biography, a book about C.S. Lewis, was a bestseller. His novel The Healing Art won the WH Smith Award in 1983. Daughters of Albion is his most recent work of fiction.