Martin Westlake.

Martin Westlake has followed parallel careers as a civil servant and as an academic and has lived, studied, and worked in the UK, Italy, France, and Belgium. Since taking early retirement as a civil servant, he has been pursuing a new parallel career as an author of creative fiction. Westlake, who has British and Belgian nationality, is much interested in local history. He is currently seeking an agent for his first full-length creative history novel, Where Lies the Land, which starts in the Belgian Ardennes in August 1914 and ends in the Alberta Plains (Canada) in November 1918.