Per Nagel, the Danish photographer, has been taking photographs of Jorn Utzon's buildings for over 25 years. He collaborates with architect Vibe Udsen to produce the architecture annual Living Architecture, which is distributed worldwide.
CON NAGLE is a director of Global Properties Auctioneers, Cork, and is one of only a handful of estate agents who are members of both auctioneering bodies in Ireland: the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI).
BEVERLEY NAIDOO was born in South Africa. She grew up under apartheid laws but as a student began to question racism and the idea that white people were superior. At 21 she was arrested for taking part in the resistance movement._In 1965 Beverley came to England. She married another South African exile. Apartheid laws forbade marriage between white and black people and barred them living together with their children in South Africa. .....
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. .....
Jean-Christophe Napias lives in Paris. Author, editor, journalist, and translator, he has created with his wife a series of guides to Paris, Paris est à nous, which has more than seventy titles. He lives in the hip and lively Bastille neighborhood, and dreams of one day moving to a house with a large garden. Until then, he looks for tranquility and nature wherever he can.
Deborah Nash took her degree in French and Art. In 1988–89 she spent ten months in China on a British Council scholarship, studying art and travelling to many of the places in the book and bringing back an exhibition of woodcut prints, which is now in the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath.
Elisabeth Navratil's grandfather, Michel Navratil, and her father and uncle, were aboard the Titanic on the night the world's unsinkable ship sank. The story of the tragedy is now very much a part of Elisabeth's own life story. She has realised her dreams of a career in music by becoming an opera director. Elisabeth has directed works such as Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, and as well as a production called Mozart Titanic.
Casey Nelson Blake is Founding Director of the American Studies Program and Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author or editor of several works, including The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State.
Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) wrote more than sixty books for children under the name E. Nesbit, including Five Children and It and The Story of the Amulet. After a nomadic childhood—living for periods in London, Europe, and a country manor in Kent—Nesbit married a young Socialist businessman named Hubert Bland. Not long after the marriage, Bland became ill and his business floundered. Having written poetry in her teens, Nesbit found she could support her family by selling stories and poems to magazines and greeting-card companies. .....
NESCIO (1882-1961) was the pseudonym of Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh. His reputation as one of most important modern Dutch writers was only established after his death.
Elizabeth Newbery trained at Bath Academy of Fine Art and has made a career out of writing for children about art. She also writes for museums and galleries, producing teacher's resources and children's guide books. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln.
Is aisteoir agus múinteoir bunscoile í Dairíne. Tá sí ag obair le Ros na Rún faoi láthair.
Dairíne Ní Dhonnchú is an actor and a primary school teacher. She also works on the Irish language soap opera Ros na Rún.
Scríbhneoir agus léachtóir í Áine Ní Ghlinn. Tá trí chnuasach filíochta foilsithe aici. Bíonn sí ag scríobh freisin don dráma teilifíse Ros na Rún ar TG4.
Áine Ní Ghlinn is a writer and lecturer. She has published three volumes of poetry. She also writes for the television drama series Ros na Rún on TG4.
Éanna Ní Lamhna has a degree in Botany and Mircobiology and a H. Dip in Education from UCD. She is a long-standing member of the panel of experts on RTÉ's wildlife programme Mooney goes Wild, and one of the most instantly recognisable voices on Irish radio. Originally from Louth, she now lives in Dublin, since 1967, and has been president of An Taisce since July 2004. Éanna is also the author of several other popular wildlife books. .....
Is aisteoir í Caitríona agus seo an tarna leabhar atá scríofa aici. Ainmníodh a céad leabhar, Ó Lúibín Lú, do duais Glen Dimplex.
Caitríona Ní Mhurchú is an actor and this is her second book. Her first, Ó Lúibín Lú, was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex award.
Louise Nicholson is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books and regular contributor to Apollo magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Country Life and Conde Nast Traveler. She lived in London for twenty-five years, has lectured on London at British and American museums, and campaigned actively for the conservation of the city's buildings.
Virginia Nicholson is the elder daughter of Quentin and Olivier Bell. After studying at Cambridge University she worked as a television researcher. She lives in Sussex near Charleston and is a member of the Charleston Committee.
Australia's most respected expert on children's and young adult's literature.
Kilmeny Niland (1950-2009) was an Australian artist and illustrator. While best known for her children's book illustrations, she worked in a wide range of genres, including animation, wildlife art, miniatures, portraits, cards and prints. She won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, and one of her portraits was purchased by Australia's National Portrait Gallery, in Canberra.
Tom Niland Champion is a terrific new talent in the world of picture books, and from a famous Australian literary family. He is the grandson of Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland, and the son of Kilmeny Niland, with whom he originally collaborated to create this story. Tom (194cm) has been writing children's books since he was approximately 56.8cm. The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies is based on a true story, involving a full plane stuck on the runway in blistering heat, 12 wily French babies and one tall author stuck in the middle of it all. .....
Sonia Nimr is a writer living in Palestine. She teaches at Bir Zeit University and lives in Ramallah with her young son. She collaborated with Elizabeth Laird on A Little Piece of Ground (Macmillan), the first children's novel to be published in the UK about events in the occupied West Bank from the perspective of a Palestinian boy and his family.
Der Nister (1884-1950) was the pen name used by Pinhas Kahanovitch, a Yiddish writer, philosopher, translator, critic, and key figure in modernist literature in Kiev in the 1920s. In 1921, in the wake of the Russian Revolution, Der Nister left Russia and settled in Germany, where he published two collections of stories. In 1927, he returned to the Soviet Union, where his work was declared reactionary by the Soviet regime and its literary critics. .....
James Norcliffe is a Christchurch-based, award-winning poet with six collections published, and five novels for young adults. The Assassin of Gleam won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for the best New Zealand fantasy novel of 2006, and was shortlisted for the Esther Glen Award. James teaches in Lincoln University's Foundation Studies department, and lives with his wife Joan Melvyn and an ungrateful cat called Pinky Bones in Church Bay, on Lyttelton Harbour.
Acclaimed landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell works on public as well as private gardens throughout Sweden and worldwide. He was awarded a Gold Medal for his 2007 garden 'A Tribute to Linnaeus' at the Chelsea Flower Show, and not only a second Gold but Best in Show at his next appearance in 2009. Brought up in northern Sweden, the son of a forester, he has a deep commitment to the environment, and his distinctive style is a fusion of ecology and the Swedish sense of modern design. .....
Leonie Norrington was born in Darwin, the third of nine children, and grew up at Barunga Aboriginal community, south of Katherine. Leonie works full-time as a journalist and writer. Her published books include Woman's Talk, a collection of conversations with Territory women; Under the Mango Tree, a collection of stories involving elderly Indigenous people; and Tropical Food Gardens, a book about growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in northern Australia. .....
Jennifer Northway has written and illustrated a number of acclaimed picture books. Her book Get Lost, Laura! was shortlisted for the Smarties Award. In addition to her own work, Jennifer has illustrated books for many well-known authors, including Jill Paton Walsh, Floella Benjamin and Mary Hoffman. Her book with Mary Hoffman, Nancy No-Size, was also shortlisted for the Smarties Award. Her work has been televised in England, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe.
John Julius Norwich has written histories of Norman Sicily, Venice, Byzantium and the Mediterranean. As a former member of H.M. Foreign Service, he was posted to former Yugoslavia from 1955 to 1957 and knows Croatia well.
Odile Nouvel-Kammerer received her Master's degree in Art History from the Université de Strasbourg. She is Chief Curator of Nineteenth Century Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
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Matt Novak lives in Clermont, Florida with his wife.
Jana Novotny Hunter was born in Czechoslovakia and grew up in England. A graduate of Hornsey College of Art, she spent 20 years in the USA where she worked as a textile designer, teacher and writer of teenage books. In 1993, she opened Bear Studios with the author/illustrator Sue Porter. Shas written over fifty books for children. She lives with a very naughty beagle named Moffitt in a tiny English village surrounded by cows, horses and lots of noisy sheep. .....
Jana Novotny-Hunter is a graduate of Hornsey College of Art and has been writing and teaching children's literature for over 25 years. In 1993 she opened Bear Studios with the author/illustrator Sue Porter. Among her many previous books is Deaf City War, for which she won the Judy Blume Award.