About the Authors

Vaughan Edwards is one of Hollywood's leading production designers. He was born in Swansea, Wales, and worked for many years in theatre in London and New York before moving on to film and television. He has designed such films as the award winning ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and STEALING HOME, many TV movies, the Spielberg series SEAQUEST and crime series PROFILER and THE DISTRICT. He currently designs CSI - NEW YORK. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Barry Creyton is best known as a star of Australian theatre and television. He was a pioneer of Australian TV comedy co-starring with Carol Raye and Gordon Chater in the legendary MAVIS BRAMSTON SHOW. He has written extensively for TV and his theatre plays have been produced around the world, his hit play DOUBLE ACT in more than twenty languages. His recent revue SECRETS EVERY SMART TRAVELLER SHOULD KNOW ran for two and a half years in New York. He is the recipient of the prestigious Norman Kessell Award for his contributions to Australian theatre as actor, playwright and director. He lives in Los Angeles, California.


THE DOGS OF POMPEII has been highly recommended by state governments for school curricula. In this reading guide, the authors discuss their research, motivation, the writing process and suggest discussion points for students.