JAMES WATSON is a writer of fiction and of books on media. He worked as a journalist before moving into further and higher education. He is best-known for his novels on themes of justice and human rights, setting them in countries where young people find themselves in the eye of the storm. Among these is TALKING IN WHISPERS, set in Chile during the tyranny of the generals. Whispers was winner of The Other Award, Highly Commended in the Carnegie Awards and winner of the Buxtehuder Bulle Prize.