Vladimir Volkoff (1932-2005) was born in Paris, France, the son of White Russian emigres. Educated at the Universite de Liege, he was a member of the faculty of Agnes Scott College and taught creative writing at Mercer University, USA. Known primarily for his espionage fiction, Volkoff was a prolific writer who authored the wildly popular Lieutenant X spy novels for youth. He was made a chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur and won many literary prizes.
John Marson Dunaway has taught French and Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercer University, Georgia, USA since 1972. A native Georgian with degrees from Emory (BA) and Duke Universities (MA, PhD), he has devoted his research career to modern French religious writers and is author or editor of seven books.