Tom StaceyTom Stacey is best known as a prize-winning author and man of letters. But his temperament and course of life have carried him frequently to the scene of action. His has been a life of unusual range: as traveller, especially in remote and challenging regions; as roving correspondent, outstandingly for the Sunday Times, covering the world scene and taking him to over 120 countries; as penal reformer, political theorist, Christian activist, and entrepreneurial publisher. Tom Stacey’s adventurous life has given him extraordinary tales to tell. A born writer, he offers us reflective wisdom put down memorably and pleasurably in a unique voice. His work has been acclaimed by writers as varied as Nina Bawden, Philip Zeigler, Rowan Williams, Christopher Hill and Orville Prescott and John Gray. Tom Stacey and his wife, the widely-exhibited sculptor Caroline Stacey, have five children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

VIDEO: Tom Stacey in conversation about the central themes of his recently-ePublished novel The Pandemonium: spiritual and carnal love, the celibacy of the priesthood and the destiny of man.