BRIAN D'ARCY is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn and Lancaster. He won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and lives in Sheffield with his wife Debjani Chatterjee. Together, they edited Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from around the World. .....
Ingri Mortenson (1904-1980) and Edgar d'Aulaire (1898-1986) met at art school in Munich in 1921. They married in Norway, moving first to Paris and then eventually to New York in 1929. The d'Aulaires published their first children's book in 1931and worked as a team on both art and text throughout their joint career, publishing more than twenty picture books and receiving high critical acclaim for their distinguished contributions to children's literature.
Ingri Mortenson and Edgar d'Aulaire met at art school in Munich in 1921. Edgar's father was a noted Italian portrait painter, his mother a Parisian. Ingri, the youngest of five children, traced her lineage back to the Viking kings. The couple married in Norway, then moved to Paris. As Bohemian artists, they often talked about emigrating to America. "The enormous continent with all its possibilities and grandeur caught our imagination," Edgar later recalled. .....
Chris d'Lacy works at Leicester University but is doing more and more writing and school visits. Covering both longer teenage novels and young fiction, Chris has won many prizes and has a strong popular following.
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) was born Emanuele Conegliano, the son of a tanner in a Jewish ghetto near Venice. His father had the family baptized, changing their name to Da Ponte in honor of the local bishop, and enrolled his son in a seminary, where the young Da Ponte soon mastered Latin and the works of the great Italian poets. Da Ponte's long and exceptionally varied career led him across Europe and, eventually, to New York, where he died some years after opening the city's first opera house.
Stephanie Dagg lives in West Cork and works as an editor. She has her own website with games, chat and talk about children's books.
ELIZABETH DALE studied physics and worked for many years in the health service. After her three daughters were born, she was re-introduced to children's books. Elizabeth lives in rural West Sussex. She has had over 1600 stories (teenage and adult) published all over the world, and has children's books published for Bloomsbury, Egmont, Andersen, Simon and Schuster and others.
Jude Daly was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons.
Niki Daly has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo (1986), winner of a U.S Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children's Africana Book Awards of 2004. .....
Antje Damm was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1965 and now works as an architect in Nuremberg. She started writing children's books when her daughters, Leonie and Silja, were born, and now has several books published in Germany.
John Danalis is a writer, illustrator and designer. He is the author and illustrator of three children's titles, Dog 37 being the most recent. Bath Monster and Uncle Lou's Tattoos are his earlier works. He has illustrated numerous other titles including Licking Lizards, Girl in the Cave and Loku and the Shark Attack. He has also illustrated textbooks. John began his art practice as a graphic designer and now runs a studio called Peripheral Vision with his partner, acclaimed illustrator Stella Danalis. .....
Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She worked in environmental education for a number of years, first for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and then for the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, organizing training for teachers and taking groups of children out to nature reserves and other wild sites. .....
Mark Danner has written about foreign affairs and American politics for more than two decades. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and at Bard College in New York.
Prodeepta Das was born in Cuttack, in eastern India. He is a freelance photographer and author whose pictures have been published in over 20 children's books. In 1991 Inside India, which he also wrote, won the Commonwealth Photographer's Award. Prodeepta's books for Frances Lincoln are P is for Pakistan, Prita Goes to India, K is for Korea, We are Britain!, Geeta's Day, I is for India, J is for Jamaica, Kamal Goes to Trinidad, P is for Poland, T is for Turkey, S is for South Africa, R is for Russia and B is for Bangladesh.
Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then turned down a place to read English at university to take an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27. .....
Londoner Caitlin Davies has been swimming at the Heath ponds and Lido since she was a child. A writer, teacher and journalist, she is the author of three non-fiction books, four novels and several short stories.
Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.
Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist. She worked as a presenter, assistant producer and writer for the BBC before becoming an author. She now writes non fiction and fiction, for children and adults, and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Nicola has written many non fiction titles for BBC Worldwide, for Kingfisher and for Walker Books including several in the award winning 'Read and Wonder' series: ‘Big Blue Whale’, ‘Bat Loves the Night’, ‘One Tiny Turtle’, ‘Surprising Sharks’ and 'Ice Bear'. .....
DEREK DAVIS has been a prominent figure in the Irish media for the past thirty years. A familiar household name, Derek presented RTÉ television's Live at Three with Thelma Mansfield for 11 years and is a regular guest presenter of RTÉ Radio 1's Liveline.
L. J. Davis is an author and prizewinning journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, Mother Jones, and Harper's, among other publications. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and the winner of a National Magazine Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Lydia Davis is the author of several works of fiction, including Break It Down, The End of the Story, and, most recently, Samuel Johnson is Indignant: Stories.
Tony Davis is a Sydney-based writer with a passion for sport - and for the quirky. He has written a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including the popular Roland Wright, Future Knight children's series, set in the Middle Ages; two children's books about cars, You Must Be Skidding! and Are You For Wheel?; and the bestselling Lemon! for adults.
STEPHEN DAVISON is a photographer with Pacemaker, Belfast. A road-racing enthusiast, he has followed the career of Joey Dunlop for many years, producing award-winning pics for specialist magazines, newspapers and TV.
Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has lived in Berkshire for over 20 years. He has written for a number of publications and specialises in writing about walking and European travel. He is also the author of the guidebook Walking in the Thames Valley (2008). A keen hill walker for many years and holder of a Mountain Leader (summer) Certificate, Steve has also worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. .....
Peter Dawson (gradedesign.com) has over 19 years experience in the UK design arena and co-founded his practice, Grade, in 2000. He has won a number of awards for his work including an ISTD Certificate of Excellence, and, most recently, Best Jacket/Cover Design at the 2010 British Book Design and Production Awards. He is a Fellow, and former Chair, of the International Society of Typographic Designers and has also acted as a visiting typography lecturer at a number of Universities. .....
Trevor Day trained as a zoologist and marine biologist before working for the United Nations Development Programme. He has written on whales, dolphins and porpoises in leading UK newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Geographical and The Telegraph. He is also the author of numerous books on the subject.
Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850) is generally credited as the inventor of the modern realistic novel. In more than ninety novels, he set forth French society and life as he saw it. He created a cast of over two thousand individual and identifiable characters, some of whom reappear in different novels. He organized his works into his masterpiece, La Comedie Humaine, which was the final result of his attempt to grasp the whole of society and experience into one varied but unified work.
Astolphe de Custine (1790-1857) was born at the onset of the French Revolution and died under the Second Empire. His father was guillotined and he and his mother barely survived the Terror. A poet and novelist of slight repute, Custine gained recognition with the publication of the travel books Spain under Ferdinand VII and Letters from Russia, an enduring analysis of the roots and character of Russian despotism.
Maria de Fatima Campos was born in Brazil. She runs photographic workshops for both children and photographers, and held a one-woman show at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1995 she was elected Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She lives in London.
Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896) and Jules de Goncourt (1830–1870) spent the majority of their lives in Paris. Having attended the finest schools, the Goncourts formed one of the most famous literary partnerships. After an unsuccessful novel and some attempts at drama, they began publishing books on various aspects of art and society in eighteenth-century France. Between 1860 and 1869 the brothers published six novels which they described as "history which might have taken place" and which were as carefully documented as their historical works.
Flor de Maria Cordero is a Mexican photographer who lives with her family in Mexico City.
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), after serving in the Franco-Prussian War, became a close friend of Flaubert and his circle. He wrote hundreds of short stories as well as novels and verse. In his later years, he suffered from mental illness, and he died in an asylum.
Henry de Montherlant (1896-1972) was one of the leading French writers of the twentieth century, and an Officer of the French Legion of Honor. His works include The Young Girls and The Bachelors, which was awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature de l'Académie Française and the English Northcliffe Prize.
Amicia de Moubray is a journalist and editor specialising in architecture, heritage and interiors.
LOUIS DE PAOR is one of the most celebrated poets of the Irish language. A former editor of the acclaimed Irish language journal Innti(founded by Michael Davitt, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock), he is now the Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. De Paor has worked alongside many of the giants of literature in the Irish language such as Sean Ó Tuama with whom he edited a twentieth century anthology of poetry in Irish. .....
Philippe-Paul de Ségur (1780-1873) enlisted in the French cavalry in 1800 and served in many important campaigns and diplomatic missions with Napoleon. During his retirement he wrote the History of the Expedition to Russia Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812, which ran through many editions and was translated into several languages.
Patrick Deeley is a teacher and poet. He has three books of poems to his name from Dedalus Press, with a fourth due next year. He also runs a workshop in Ballyfermot, specialising in children's poetry. Originally from Loughrea, County Galway, he has spent more than half his life teaching in Dublin.
RAMON DEL VALL-INCLAN (1866–1936) was born into an impoverished aristocratic family in a rural village in Galicia, Spain. Obedient to his father’s wishes, he studied law in Compostela, but after his father’s death in 1889 he moved to Madrid to work as a journalist and critic. In 1892 Valle-Inclán traveled to Mexico, where he remained for more than a year. His first book of stories came out in Spain in 1895. .....
Ronnie Delany lives in Carrickmines in Dublin. He is married with four children and 15 grandchildren. He established his own marketing consultancy firm in 1988 and holds multiple honorary memberships including the Freedom of Dublin, and life membership of the Royal Dublin Society. He is also president of the Irish Olympians Association.
Sylvie Delpech studied history of art, and then spent many years in Italy where she worked with new imaging technologies for television. Since returning to France, she has devoted her time to photography and to editorial projects such as children's books on art. She lives in Paris, France.
Margot Bettauer Dembo has translated Judith Hermann, Robert Gernhardt, Joachim Fest, Ödön von Horváth, Feridun Zaimoglu, and Hermann Kant, among other authors. She was awarded the Goethe-Institut/Berlin Translator’s Prize in 1994 and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize in 2003. Dembo also worked as a translator for two feature documentary films, The Restless Conscience, which was nominated for an Academy Award, and The Burning Wall. .....
Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek BArch, MArch, PhD in BldSci METU Associate Professor in Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology - Australia
Dr. Oya Demirbilek BID and MSc BldSci METU; PhD Bilkent; PhD Marmara University, Grad. Cert. in UL&T UNSW. Industrial Design Program Head at the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales - Australia
Vivant Denon (1747-1825) was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. He was appointed first director of the Louvre Museum by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 1798-1801.
Sarah Dent is archaeological curator and education officer at Dublinia
Mark Denton is one of Britain's finest young landscape photographers, his work drawing praise from leading professionals. His work principally covers the north of England and has been used by clients worldwide. He is the author of London: the 100 Greatest Panoramas (Constable) and Yorkshire Moors and Wolds (9780711228245) and Edinburgh (9780711228764) for Frances Lincoln. He lives in North Yorkshire. .....
Susan Denyer is World Heritage Adviser for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Paris, and Secretary of ICOMOS-UK. During the years she worked for the National Trust she was closely involved with the restoration of the Hill Top interior, and helped to set up the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead. She has lectured at the Universities of Bath and York, and has written widely on cultural landscapes, including the Lake District.
Tajinder Deoora is a qualified osteopath who has studied and practiced osteopathic medicine for over 15 years. She has been the osteopathic adviser to the National Association for Health and Exercise, a member of the osteopathic team for the British Judo Association, and has lectured and written numerous articles and papers on the subject. She currently has private practices in Staines and on Harley Street, London, and is the consultant at the Children's Osteopathic Clinic in London.
Tibor Dery (1894—1977) was born in Budapest. He was imprisoned in 1943 for translating Andre Gide’s diary, and after being dispelled from the Communist Party in 1953, began writing satires of the Hungarian regime. A spokesman during the Hungarian Revolt of 1956, Dery was arrested and sentenced to nine years of prison for his writings and political activities. Due to an international outcry, he was released in 1960.
Polly Devlin is an author, journalist, broadcaster, film-maker, art critic and conservationist. Once the Features editor for Vogue, she worked with David Bailey, Lord Snowdon and other famous photographers, and interviewed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Andy Warhol and other major figures of the 1960s. An ardent conservationist, she and her husband Andy Garnett now live in Somerset. They have restored and planted thousands of trees there, and the site has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. .....
Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the seven children of the second Baron Redesdale and sister of the writers Nancy and Jessica Mitford and Diana Mosley. The Duke and Duchess lived at Chatsworth from 1950 on and lovingly restored the house and gardens.
Gary Dexter is the writer of a long-running column for the Sunday Telegraph.
Lisa Di Tommaso has been an Assistant Librarian in the Library of the Natural History Museum, London for over five years, where she has worked with the Earth Sciences, Zoological and General collections. She has a great interest in the Library’s extensive art collection, and particularly its Australian works. Lisa lives in Balham, South London, UK.
Joan Didion is the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.(December 2008)
Eilís Dillon (1920-1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people, as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel Across the Bitter Sea, about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people's books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. .....
Helen Dillon comes from Perthshire in Scotland and has been living in Ireland with her husband, Val, for the past 34 years. Much sought after as an author, broadcaster and garden consultant, she lectures frequently in the United States and New Zealand as well as all over Britain. She has also travelled extensively in order to study plants in Nepal, China, South America, South Africa and New Zealand. .....
Paddy Dillon is a freelance outdoor writer specialising in Ireland and Britain. He is the author of many articles and guidebooks including The National Trails of Britain and Ireland, The Mountains of Ireland, The Irish Coast to Coast Walk, Exploring the North of Ireland, and Exploring the South of Ireland. He also contributes to magazines, newspapers and periodicals and leads walks in Ireland, Britain and elsewhere, including Tuscany. .....
Rosemary Dinnage's books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.
Ann Dinsdale is the librarian of the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, home of the world's largest collection of Bronteana. She writes and lectures on aspects of the Brontës' lives and has a particular interest in social conditions in mid-19th-century Haworth.
Graham Diprose is Lead Tutor in Photography in the School of Graphic Design, at the London College of Communication, the largest college in The University of the Arts, London. Having spent many years as an advertising photographer, he now works with undergraduate and postgraduate students developing skills in all areas of applied and experimental digital and craft photography. Always interested in digital photography, Graham`s first capture was in eight black and white tones on a BBC Micro in 1984! A more recent picture at 248 million pixel of Gas Street Basin, Birmingham was until recently, the largest digital photograph in the world shot from a single lens position. .....
Michael Dirda is the author of two collections of essays, Readings and Bound to Please, the memoir An Open Book, and, most recently, Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life. In 1993 he received the Pulitzer Prize for his reviews and essays in The Washington Post Book World. Before drifting into journalism, Dirda earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University, concentrating on medieval studies and European romanticism.
Dougal Dixon is an internationally recognised authority on dinosaurs. He is the author of more than 100 books about dinosaurs, geology and evolution, a number of them for younger readers. He has served as a special advisor for programmes and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, UK and Japan. He is currently a full-time writer and book editor specialising in the earth sciences.
Anh Do's unique and inspirational experience leaving Vietnam as a toddler and growing up in Australia is the subject of his bestselling and award-winning memoir, The Happiest Refugee (sales of 120,000 copies since publication in September 2010). Anh and his wife, Suzanne Do, have written The Little Refugee in response to the vast numbers of people who have read The Happiest Refugee and pleaded for a version for children. .....
Kildare Dobbs is an award-winning essayist and poet, author of some 16 books including Running in Paradise, for which he was given the Governor General's Award. He was born in India to Irish parents and for many years has been Canadian. His work has been widely anthologized, and in 2000 he was invested with the Order of Ontario. His favourite city is Rome.
Steve Dollar writes about pop culture for a variety of publications, including Newsday, the New York Sun, Time Out Chicago, Stereophile, and Print. His articles also have appeared in GQ, the Wall Street Journal, and the Oxford American. He writes about jazz and other enthusiasms online at www.skronkboy.com. He lives in New York City.
Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at NYU, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. He is the author of The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and, most recently, The American Classics. (October 2006)
David Donohue has enjoyed a wide and varied career in music and film. Born in Carlow in 1961, he left Ireland in the mid-eighties for New York. There he became the US correspondent for Hot Press Magazine, interviewing among others, James Brown, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, David Bowie, John Cage etc.
David went on to produce two highly acclaimed music documentaries: Put Blood in the Music, a quirky look at the New York downtown music scene of the late eighties, and Words for the Dying, which won the 'best documentary' award at the 1991 Ontorio film festival. .....
Anna Donovan, a former teacher, lives in Dublin and is the author of several books for young people.
Catherine Doolan is a primary teacher in a small rural school in Co Offaly. She teaches 9-12 year olds. Catherine is married with three young children. Bad Hair Day, Panda No. 22, is her first book.
Once a teacher in St Columba's, and then a freelance journalist and TV celebrity food critic, TOM DOORLEY now writes a popular restaurant column for The Irish Times. He also hosts a Saturday evening programme on RTÉ Radio 1 called â€˜Food Talkâ€™. This is his first book.
Jill Dow trained at the Royal College of Art. She now works as a freelance illustrator specializing in natural history. She is a keen gardener and is particularly passionate about growing vegetables organically. Jill regularly attends events in libraries and schools in her area. She lives in Stirling, Scotland.
Charles Dowding grew up on a dairy farm in Somerset. After graduating from Cambridge he worked for a hotel in the Inner Hebrides before starting to grow organic vegetables commercially on the family farm in the early 1980s. In 1990 he left behind what was by then a large market garden to live in France and Zambia. Returning to Somerset in the mid 1990s, he established a bed and breakfast and vegetable growing business at Lower Farm in Shepton Montague. .....
David Downie is a native San Franciscan, but has called Paris home since 1986. His travel, food, and arts features have appeared in more than fifty magazines and newspapers worldwide. His books include Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa, The Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam, Enchanted Liguria, and the critically acclaimed Cooking the Roman Way.
Malachy Doyle is a highly successful author who has been shortlisted for the Lancashire Children's Book Award and the Angus Book Award. Tales from Old Ireland won the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the U.S. and was shortlisted for the Bisto Award in 2001, while Owen and the Mountain was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award.
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Christopher Drake is a photographer specializing in interiors. His photographs have appeared in magazines including Country Living, World of Interiors, Victoria and many other publications around the world. Brought up in South America and Norway he now lives in London.
Ursula Dubosarsky is a Sydney-based author who has been publishing since 1989. The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English describes her as "one of the most original voices in Australian writing for young people."
Frank Duerden wrote walking guides to many areas of Britain, including the Lake District, the Pennines, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.
Charles Duff (1894-1966) served as an officer in the British Merchant Navy during World War I and then in the intelligence division of the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service. After retiring, he taught linguistics and languages in London and Singapore while writing travel guides, histories, satires, and a series of text books.
Bruce Duffy was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Irish American parents. His novels include The World as I Found It and Last Comes the Egg. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award. He lives in Maryland.
Barry Duggan began his career in journalism when Limerick was hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
As Mid-Western correspondent with Independent Newspapers, he is well placed to witness and chronicle a decade of Limerick's troubles.
Kathryn Dun is Honorary Secretary for the Sheep Veterinary Society. She qualified as a vet at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1992. She returned to the school in 1994 and works there as a farm vet in the farm animal teaching practice. While on duty there in 1997, she assisted with the delivery of Dolly, the famous cloned sheep. Kathryn helps show her family’s North Country Cheviots and Scotch Mules at numerous events, including the Royal Highland Show.
Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which in 1996 became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the 1985 Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. .....
Robert Dunbar is a lecturer in English and children's literature, presents a weekly radio programme on children's books, and reviews children's books for Rattlebag on Radio One, The Irish Times and magazines.
Robert recently received the Children's Books Ireland award for services to Irish children's literature.
James Dunn's family comes from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands and lives in North London, where he works in publishing. When it comes to sport he is not one of those who supports Scotland and whoever's playing against England. This is his first book.
Opal Dunn is widely known as a specialist in books on early first and second language development. She has been a consultant to the Council of Europe on children's bilingual education and acts as consultant to the British Council's LearnEnglish Parents programme. She has been short-listed for the Eleanor Farjeon award for services to children's literature and in 2008 received the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun for over 30 years work with bilingual Japanese children. .....
Ronald Dworkin is Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at NYU and Jeremy Bentham Professor of Law and Philosophy at University College London. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here? (2006), Justice in Robes, Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality, and Freedom's Law. He is the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for "his pioneering scholarly work" of "worldwide impact. .....
Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and four genre-defying books. He lives in London.
Sarah Dyer was born in Brighton in 1978. She moved to London to study a BA in Illustration at Kingston University. Her first book Five Little Fiends, which won the 2001 Smarties Bronze Award, started as a project in the second year of University. Her favourite medium to work in is oil pastels, ink, pencils and collage. She lectures in Illustration at Kingston and Middlesex universities and has recently completed an MA in Illustration/Sequential Design at Brighton University. .....
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. .....