John is a novelist, biographer and writer for film, radio, television and stage. Together with David Sherwin he created If..., one of the key films in British cinema history. He has written biographies of James Dean and Frank Sinatra. His television credits include Murder of a Moderate Man, the adaptation of Len Deighton’s Game, Set and Match, and Roy Battersby’s revival of Doomwatch in Winter Angel. With Robert Campbell, John wrote the musical Dean – the life and death of the actor James Dean, performed in London’s West End and in Japan for many years (John and Robert with the composer Theo Jaskolowski have now written a new musical drama on the death of Federico Garcia Lorca). John Howlett has just completed the Harry Cardwell Series, six novels that follow a group of families and friends from the First World War through the 20th Century.