A.N. Wilson is a newspaper columnist and author of many books, including novels (Winnie and Wolf, Stray), literary biographies (Tolstoy: A Biography, C. S. Lewis: A Biography, Dante In Love), works of popular history (The VictoriansAfter the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World, The Elizabethans), and works of religious history (Paul: The Mind of the Apostle, God's Funeral: The Decline of Faith in Western Civilization, Jesus: A Life).