Karen Kissane (Aus)
Karen Kissane is an award-winning journalist who works as a senior writer with The Age newspaper in Melbourne. She covered the aftermath of the Black Saturday fires from Kinglake and reported on the hearings of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. Her previous book was Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage, also published by Hachette Australia.
Aaron Balick (Dr)
Aaron Balick is a psychotherapist, author, academic and media contributor. He's got a passion for taking ideas from the world of psychology and making them understandable so as many people can benefit from them as possible. Aaron has worked with both young people and adults and is really keen to share what he has learned. He does this through blogging, tweeting, writing books, and being on Radio 1's "Surgery with Aled" as their resident psychotherapist.
Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative language and reference titles includes the renowned Brewer's list of endlessly browsable dictionaries of phrase and fable, and covers English-language dictionaries and thesauruses for every level of user from school to crossword fan, from English learner to student of slang. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.
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Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of 'Film Guide'. He contributes to 'Empire', and 'Q' magazines and has also contributed to 'Premier', 'Film Review', 'Evening Standard', 'Daily Mirror', 'The Express' and was film editor of 'Vox'. He is the author of the BFI book on 'The Exorcist'.
Terry Jones was a member of the legendary Monty Python team and has directed three highly successful films - Erik the Viking, Consuming Passions, Personal Services, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as scripting and performing in The Life of Brian, Jabberwocky and a number of Monty Python films. A previous book The Saga of Erik the Viking won the 1984 Children's Book Award. He is also the author of (for adults) Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Crusades and The Knight and the Squire as well as many other books for children. He read English at Oxford and retains a passion for medieval literature.
Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A FISH CALLED WANDA and, more recently, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC's GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH. He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.
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Eric Idle is the third tallest member of Monty Python. In addition to the Python scripts, he is the author of the novels The Road to Mars and Hello Sailor, the play Pass the Butler; and the children's book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat. He lives in Los Angeles.
Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of Film Guide. He contributes to Empire and Q magazines and has also contributed to Evening Standard, Daily Mirror and Daily Express, and was film editor of Vox. He is the author of The Pythons by The Pythons and numerous other books, most recently the authorised biography of Ronnie Barker.
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Kate Adie is the presenter of the BBC`s long-running programme, From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4 and is the author of three bestselling books, Into Danger, Nobody`s Child and Corsets to Camouflage. She grew up in Sunderland, read Swedish at Newcastle University and started her broadcasting career in local radio in Durham, later becoming the BBC`s Chief News Correspondent.Kate has reported on conflicts from the invasion of Iraq, to war in the Balkans and the first Gulf War. She has twice been named Reporter of the Year by the Royal Television Society, and was awarded the OBE in 1993.
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS (Headline, 2002)
Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and has received numerous awards including 11 Grammy nominations. He was ranked number one rap artist of 2000-2009 by Billboard magazine. In addition to his music and business ventures, he established the G-Unity Foundation to support the academic enrichment of students in low-income or underserved communities.
Gareth Lewis is a psychologist who has written, researched and used psychometric tests for over 20 years. Gene Crozier has 20 years experience in management development.
By the Grace of God, Prince Charles of Wales. Future King. Currently resides in Clarence House, London, and on social media, where over 450,000 subjects worldwide continue to enjoy His Royal Highness's sarcasm and wit. The British Empire ruled one quarter of the world, so why not the Internet as well?
A. S. A. Harrison
A.S.A. Harrison is the author of four non-fiction books.
Elizabeth Aaron is a Fashion Design graduate who has worked for Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders and Givenchy. She moved to Paris in 2012 to write Low Expectations while working as a nanny. She is currently writing her second novel and first screenplay. She lives in Paris, but is frequently in the UK.
Writers Jason Aaron's early collaboration with artist Cameron Stewart on DC/Vertigo's THE OTHER SIDE was named on of THE WASHINGTON POST'S 'Best Comics of 2007.' His next project, SCALPED, garnered industry-wide praise and led to a guest spot on WOLVERINE. After signing with Marvel Comics, Aaron completed another run on WOLVERINE, as well as stints on BLACK PANTHER and GHOST RIDER, before moving on to launch WOLVERINE WEAPON X and relaunch WOLVERINE. In the wake of his status-quo-shattering miniseries X-MEN: SCHISM, he helped usher in a new era for Marvel's mutants in the pages of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN and then AMAZING X-MEN. Aaron delivered a centuries-spanning epic for Marvel NOW! in THOR: GOD OF THUNDER before rocking the Marvel Universe with event series ORIGINAL SIN.
Writer Al Ewing began his career on the British anthology 2000 AD. Since breaking into American comics, he has written JENNIFER BLOOD and spinoff series a the NINJETTES for Dynamite Entertainment, and the AGE OF ULTRON tie-in issues of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE for Marvel Comics. Ewing's novels include the PAX BRITANNIA series, as well as THE FICTIONAL MAN. With artist Greg Land, he relaunched Marvel's MIGHTY AVENGERS, for All-New Marvel NOW! he has reassigned the god of mischief in LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD.
Rachel Aaron was born in Atlanta, GA. After a childhood full of books, she gained a BA in English Literature from the University of Georgia. She currently lives in a 70s house-of-the-future in Athens, GA with her loving husband, overgrown library and small, brown dog.
Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant series of novels (Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes and the upcoming Foxglove Summer).
Jeff Abbott's novels have been published in twenty languages. His books
British-born artist and designer Simon Abbott has been illustrating children's books for 15 years. He specialises in bold colours and delightful characters of all kinds and describes his work as fun, fresh and happy.
His easy style has instant appeal and helps to communicate complex ideas and concepts in a flash. Whether he is drawing playground fun, astronauts, dinosaurs or monkeys swinging through trees, his art is always engaging and is guaranteed to make children smile.
Dr Hawa Abdi, a Somalian human rights activist, lawyer, and doctor, specializing in gynecology, founded the Doctor Hawa Abdi Foundation. Glamour named her 'Woman of the Year', in 2010 and dubbed her and her daughters 'the Saints of Somalia, equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo'. Dr Hawa Abdi has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Robert Abele is a noted film critic and journalist with more than 13 years' experience in the industry. His work has appeared in Variety, LA Weekly, the Dallas Times Herald, US Weekly and on rottentomatoes.com, among other publications. He lives in Los Angeles, California, in close proximity to several Twihard family members.
Sarah Abell started her career as a BBC News trainee and spent seven years working as an on-screen reporter for programmes such as
Nadine Abensur was born in Morocco. She is one of the UK's top vegetarian chefs, with French-Jewish parents and draws on this heritage of culinary richness for creating recipes. She began her career by working in restaurants around the world, then set up her own vegetarian catering company. Nadine is the author of CRANKS LIGHT, THE NEW CRANKS RECIPE BOOK and CRANKS FAST FOOD. She now lives in Australia.