Sue Lawrence is a journalist who took up writing again after winning BBC Masterchef in 1991. She was the cookery columnist for the Sunday Times then for Scotland on Sunday and also wrote for several magazines and appeared regularly on TV and radio. Sue won a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award in 2003 and two Guild of Food Writers Awards, in 1998 and 2001. She was President of the Guild of Food Writers from 2004-08. She is author of 15 cookbooks and The Last Train, which was published in the UK as The Night He Left, is her second novel.