P. D. James
P. D. James is an acclaimed novelist whose works include, among many others, Devices and Desires, A Taste for Death, The Black Tower, Innocent Blood, and Death in Holy Orders. Her numerous honors and awards include the Silver Dagger Award, the Macavity Award, the Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the Crime Writers' Association, and the Order of the British Empire bestowed by the Queen in 1983. In 1991, she was awarded a life peerage as Baroness James of Holland Park. An interview with James on Death in Holy Orders appeared in the March 4, 2001, edition of The Observer. The interview is available on-line.