Mona Talbott's first food-related job was working in large reforestation camps in Canada. After culinary school she was hired by celebrated chef Alice Waters to work at Chez Panisse. Since 2007, Talbott has been executive chef at the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome. She has published articles and recipes in Saveur, Organic Style, and The New York Times.
RAMIE TARGOFF is professor of English at Brandeis University. She is the author of Common Prayer and John Donne, Body and Soul.
ELSPETH TAVACI was born and brought up in Bradford, and took a Drama degree at the University of Wales. Moving to London, she worked backstage at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and then in advertising. Retraining as an English teacher, she took a job in Istanbul teaching English as a foreign language. She now works at Selt Publishing, where she writes English as a Foreign Language texts. She and her Turkish husband live in an apartment overlooking the Bosphorus and the old city .
Marilyn Taylor was born and educated in England, and has an economics degree from London University. A school librarian in a Dublin secondary school for 16 years, she now works part-time as a college librarian.
Her first novel for young adults, Could This Be Love, I Wondered? (1994) was selected for the 1996 edition of the International Youth Library's White Ravens. It was followed by Could I Love a Stranger?, a sequel containing the fictional diary of a young Jewish girl's life in Nazi Germany, extracts of which are woven through the modern teenage story. .....
Paul Taylor has worked in the Department of Palaeontology of the Natural History Museum, London for over 25 years.
Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All and the multi-award-winning When a Monster is Born. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil where his wife is from.
Over the past twenty years Annie Tempest has worked for all the major national newspapers and life-style magazines and has had numerous collections of her work published. In 2009 the Cartoon Art Trust awarded her the Pont Prize for the Portrayal of the British Character. She has had eighteen one-woman shows in the UK and overseas. Annie created the 'Westenders' strip for the Daily Express in the 1980s, the 'Yuppies' strip for the Daily Mail during the late '80s and early 90s. .....
John Thackray worked at the Natural History Museum from 1969 until his death in 1999, the last ten years as Museum Archivist. He was secretary for the Society of the History of Natural History over a period of 17 years and had been elected as the Society's President early in 1999.
Paul Theroux is a novelist and travel writer who divides his time between Cape Cod and Hawaii. Among his books are the novels The Mosquito Coast, Millroy the Magician, and My Secret History and the travel memoirs Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, and The Great Railway Bazaar.
David Thomas is a marine biologist at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has worked in polar regions since 1991, conducting several expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic, and has carried out research into the pack ice of the Baltic Sea. He has written popular science features for Science, BBC Wildlife Magazine and New Scientist, and is author of Surviving Antarctica (Natural History Museum, 2007) and Seaweeds (Natural History Museum, 2002).
Graham Stuart Thomas, who died in April 2003, is revered as one of the greatest gardeners of the 20th century. His 'unrivalled plantsmanship' brought him the highest horticultural honours and as Gardens Adviser to the National Trust he was directly responsible for the conservation and restoration of many of the finest gardens in England.
Francois Thomazeau is a sports writer, an author of detective novels, and an editor—three professions requiring inspiration and perspiration (and time spent in bistros).
Elspeth Thompson is a journalist and author of many popular gardening books.
Peter Thompson headed the Physiology Section at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he established the Seed Bank. He has taught and lectured widely on gardening, has written numerous books and run nurseries.
David Thomson, a British film critic and historian based in the United States, is the author of more than twenty books, including the prestigious reference works Have You Seen...?: A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. He has been a regular contributor and film critic for The New York Times, Film Comment, Movieline, The New Republic, and Salon. He lives in San Francisco with his family and has taught at Dartmouth College. .....
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), the author of Walden and "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," was born and spent his life in Concord, Massachusetts.
James Thurber (1894-1961) was one of the outstanding American humorists and cartoonists of the twentieth century. Thurber wrote nearly forty books, including collections of essays, short stories, fables, and children's stories.
Dianne Todaro is passionate about children's education and creating books that engage communication between parents, teachers and the child. She believes the best gift we can give a child is the ability to articulate what they need to be nourished in their everyday life. After becoming a primary school teacher, her career path over the past 20 years has evolved to include a range of book projects that promote her passion for commercial and educational value on issues that benchmark the hallmarks of being an everyday kid. .....
Loreto Todd is Professor of English at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Born in Northern Ireland, she attended Queen's University, Belfast where her classmates included poet Seamus Heaney and writer Seamus Deane. She worked in England for many years, and was director of the programme of World English Research at the University of Leeds, England.
She has travelled extensively and lectured in Africa, America (North and South), Asia (India and Singapore), Australia (Brisbane and Sydney), the Caribbean and the Pacific (Hawaii, Solomans, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea). .....
Colm Tóibín is the author of five novels, including The Story of the Night, The Blackwater Lightship, and The Heather Blazing. The Master, a novel based on the life of Henry James, was published in 2004 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Among his nonfiction works are Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe, and, most recently, Love in a Dark Time. .....
Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. .....
NILUFER TOPALOGLU PYPER was born in Istanbul and educated in Turkey and England. She lives and works in London as an educational advisor to the Turkish Embassy.
Nick Tosches is the author of the novels Cut Numbers and Trinities. His nonfiction books include Hellfire and Dino. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, for which he is a contributing editor, and in The New York Times and Rolling Stone.
Jonathan Toussaint has been facilitating groups for men and boys for over 30 years, helping them address issues of gender, sexuality and communication. Jonathan practises as a counsellor and educator and currently serves as the Executive Manager for Interrelate Family Centres. He directs the company's sexuality education program at which more than 30,000 students and family members participate each year.
Chris Townsend is a writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors, especially the hills and wild places, and has completed many longs walks of over 1000 miles. He is the author of 18 books including the award-winning The Backpacker's Handbook, Scotland (World Mountain Ranges) and The Munros & Tops (the story of his walk over all Scotland's 3000 feet summits, the first time this had been done). .....
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist, as well as an authority on early English music.
Emma Townshend has taught courses on Darwin since being a postgraduate at Cambridge, most recently for the Department of Continuing Education in Oxford. She was particularly involved in Oxford's online course project ‘Alllearn’, under the aegis of Richard Dawkins. She is the gardening columnist at The Independent on Sunday.
Jane Travers has a BA in English and an MA in Film Studies, both from UCD.Follow Jane on her blog www.tweettreats.org as she collects twitter recipes, on‘Jane Obsessed with Jane’, www.janetravers.com (which was shortlisted for the2010 Irish Blog Awards in the Newcomer category), or on Twitter @janetravers where she now has almost 1,300 followers.
Guy Trebay writes on fashion and style for The New York Times. He was previously a columnist and senior editor at The Village Voice, and has written for The New Yorker, Vibe, Condé Nast Traveler, Harper's, Esquire, Vogue and other major publications. His books include In The Place To Be: Guy Trebay's New York and Runway, with photography by Larry Fink. .....
Edward John Trelawny (1792-1881) was born into a well-established family from Cornwall. He passed a miserable childhood, and at the age of thirteen was enrolled by his father in the British navy. Discharged without a commission after a decade, Trelawny found his way to Italy, where he became part of the circle of expatriates around Byron and Shelley. He fought in the Greek War of Independence, during which he survived an assassination attempt, and wrote a notoriously unreliable but enormously successful autobiography, Adventures of a Younger Son, as well as his celebrated reminiscences of Shelley and Byron. .....
Lionel Trilling (1905-1975) was an American literary critic, author, and University Professor at Columbia University. Among the most influential of his many works are two collections of essays, The Liberal Imagination and The Opposing Self; a critical study of E.M. Forster; and one novel, The Middle of the Journey.
Charlotte Trümpler studied classical archaeology and has participated in digs across Southern Europe. She is currently the director of the archaeology collection in the Folkwang Museum in Essen.
Thomas Tryon (1926-1991) was an American stage, screen, and television actor who became a popular author of horror novels and shorter fiction evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood. He earned awards and critical praise for his role in Otto Preminger's The Cardinal (1963) and continued to appear in movies and television programs into the early 1970s before abandoning his acting career. His first novel, The Other (1971), remained on bestseller lists for seven months and was made into a 1972 film of the same name. .....
Yen Hu Tsui in an archeologist in Beijing.
Polly Tucker is a senior archivist at the Museum and has an in-depth knowledge of the history of the building, its collections and people.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was born into a wealthy family of the Russian landed gentry and educated in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Berlin. He made his name as a writer with A Sportsman's Sketches, an unvarnished picture of Russian country life that is said to have influenced Tsar Alexander II's decision to liberate the serfs. In later years, Turgenev lived in Europe, returning only rarely to his native country. .....
Joanne Turnbull has translated a number of books from Russian, including Andrei Sinyavsky’s Soviet Civilization and Ivan the Fool, Asar Eppel’s The Grassy Street, and Andrei Sergeyev’s Stamp Album. She lives in Moscow.