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Author Information: John Buchan

 
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1875-1940
Scottish writer and politician, best remembered for his suspense novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), later filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Some of Buchan's fantasy and supernatural stories were collected in The Watcher by the Threshold and Other Stories (1902), The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies (1912), and The Runagates Club (1928). Of his many novels, the most interesting are Witch Wood (1927), set in seventeenth-century Scotland and concerning an ancient and magical forest, and The Gap in the Curtain (1932), which deals with fate, free will, and J. W. Dunne's theories of time travel.

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