.Tom Stacey is best known as a prize-winning author and man of letters. But his temperament and course of life have carried him frequently to the scene of action. His has been a life of unusual range: as traveller, especially in remote and challenging regions; as king maker, remarkably, in the Mountains of the Moon (Ruwenzori); as roving correspondent, outstandingly for the Sunday Times, winning “Foreign Correspondent of the Year” Award, covering the world scene and taking him to over 120 countries; as penal reformer, political theorist, Christian activist, and entrepreneurial publisher. Tom Stacey’s adventurous life has given him extraordinary tales to tell. A born writer, he offers us reflective wisdom put down memorably and pleasurably in a unique voice. His work has been compared with that of Graham Greene, E M Forster, John Banville, and acclaimed by many – Nina Bawden, Rowan Williams, Christopher Hill, and John Gray. He and his wife, the widely-exhibited sculptor Caroline Stacey, have five children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.