Born in Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto published a volume of poetry titledWhispers of the Desert in 1997 with Oxford University Press Pakistan, when she was fifteen years old. Since graduating from Columbia University and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Fatima wrote a weekly column for Pakistan's largest Urdu newspaper, Jang, and its English 'sister paper' In 2006 Fatima published 8:50 am with Oxford University Press Pakistan; it was a collection of first-hand accounts from survivors of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, the proceeds of which go to child survivors of the earthquake.
Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University. Her first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. Germaine Greer has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA. She makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, columnist and reviewer. Since 1988 she has been Director (and financier) of Stump Cross Books, a publishing house specializing in lesser-known works by early women writers.