Natasha Narayan was born in India and emigrated to England at the age of five. She has had many jobs in journalism including working as a war correspondent in Bosnia. Like Kit Salter, Natasha loves travelling and exploring new places. She hopes to get to see some of the far flung deserts and mountains of her heroine - even if it's by bus rather than carriage and horseback. She lives in Oxford.Nir Ben-Talis a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Tel Aviv University.