Edward Canfor-Dumas (born 1957) is an award-winning TV scriptwriter and novelist. After winning a scholarship to Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith, he read English Literature at New College, Oxford. Soon after, he started penning scripts for popular television series such as The Bill and Kavanagh QC. His first major feature-length programme was Tough Love, a powerful drama about police corruption, starring Ray Winstone. He then wrote the drama for the highly-acclaimed BBC drama-documentary Pompeii: The Last Day, which was nominated for a BAFTA, and followed this in 2005 with Supervolcano.He branched out into novels in the same year, with the successful modern story The Buddha, Geoff and Me . The book is based on Buddhist teachings - a practising Buddhist himself, Canfor-Dumas is a member of the lay group Soka Gakkai International (SGI). He took a lead role in establishing the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues , which was launched in February 2007, and in 2011 co-founded Engi , a social enterprise which works with businesses, civil society and government to reduce conflict. He lives with his wife, Coralyn, in Hertfordshire, near London, and has two children, Alexander and Emily.