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Dr Cairney was one of those sons lifted over the turnstile by his father and he has had a love of football ever since. Even through a career as an actor, which has lasted more that 50 years and allowed him to travel the world, he never missed a chance to take in a game wherever he could. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including two volumes of autobiography. He now lives in New Zealand with his wife, actress/writer, Alannah O'Sullivan.,
David Cairns was chief music critic of the Sunday Times from 1983 to 1992, having earlier been music critic and arts editor of the Spectator and a writer on the Evening Standard, Financial Times and New Statesman. He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California at Davis, a visiting scholar at the Getty Center and a visiting fellow of Merton College, Oxford. In 2013, in recognition of his services to French music, he was made Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Roberto Calasso is the author of many books including the international bestseller The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony and The Ruin of Kasch, both parts of a work in progress of which The Unnamable Present is part nine.
Julian Caldecott is an ecologist who has worked as a senior consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme, focusing on environmental disaster management. His work throughout the developing world has included environmental education, ethnobiology and sustainable ecosystem management. He is the author of Deep Water and the co-author/editor of the World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation.
Barnabas Calder is a historian of architecture specialising in British architecture since 1945. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and is compiling an online complete works of Sir Denys Lasdun, funded by the Graham Foundation and in collaboration with the RIBA British Architectural Library Special Collections.
Simon Calder and Mick Webb have been getting lost together in difficult terrain such as Columbia, Peru, and Stanstead Airport since 1998. Simon is travel editor of the Independent and a TV presenter for programmes including BBC1's Holiday. Mick Webb is an award-winning radio producer for BBC Radio 4.
Angus Calder was an academic, writer, historian, educator and literary editor, and Reader in Cultural Studies and Staff Tutor in Arts with the Open University in Scotland. He read English at Cambridge and received his D. Phil from the School of Social Studies at the University of Sussex. He was Convener of the Scottish Poetry Library when it was founded in 1984. In 1970 he won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for his seminal work, The People’s War. His other books include Revolutionary Empire and The Myth of the Blitz. He died in 2008.
Dominic Calder-Smith writes regularly on boxing for newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Tarnished Armour: Hopes & Fears in Heavyweight Boxing. He lives in Oxford with his wife and children.
Gardeners' World Magazine is Britain's biggest-selling gardening magazine, providing fresh ideas and clear advice every month. From plants and flowers to gardens and design, allotments and kitchen gardens to shopping guides and tried-and-tested reviews, Gardeners' World Magazine features the top names in BBC gardening, such as Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and the Gardeners' Question Time team. Find out more at www.gardenersworld.com
Tommy Caldwell grew up in Colorado. He has made dozens of notable ascents, and many consider him the best all-around rock climber in the world. In 2014 he was chosen as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year, and in 2015 the American Alpine Club awarded him Lifetime Honorary Membership, its highest honor. Caldwell, a frequent contributor to Alpinist, Climbing, and Rock and Ice magazines, lives in the town where he first learned to climb, Estes Park, Colorado, with his wife and their son and daughter.
Bo Caldwell was born and lives in California. She is a full-time writer. The Distant Land of My Father is her first novel.
Ian Caldwell was Phi Beta Kappa in History at Princeton University. Dustin Thomason won the Hoopes Prize at Harvard University.
Christopher Caldwell is a columnist for the Financial Times, a contributing writer for The New York Times and a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. He lives in Washington, DC and travels regularly across Europe. He has been described by Matthew d'Ancona as 'one of the best journalists in the world' and has been reporting on the politics and culture of Islam in Europe for more than a decade.
Kit Caless is a writer and broadcaster. He is a regular contributor to Vice magazine and to publications as varied as Architectural Digest, The Quietus and Ambit. He is co-founder and editor at Influx Press, a small independent pubisher of fiction and creative non-fiction. He lives in Hackney which is home to several excellent Wetherspoons.
Kenneth Calhoun has published short fiction in The Paris Review, Tin House, and the 2011 Pen/O. Henry Prize Collection, among others. He has been awarded the Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction and the Summer Literary Seminars/Fence Magazine fiction contest. He is a Graphic Design professor at Lasell College in Boston. Black Moon is his first novel.
Tamsin Calidas is a writer and photographer living in the wilds of the Scottish Hebrides. She graduated from Oxford University in 1992 with a BA Hons and worked in various roles in advertising, publishing and the BBC before giving it all up in 2004 to move from Notting Hill to a tiny, remote island in Scotland to run a derelict croft with sheep and horses. Tamsin now also runs an alternative medicine practice alongside GP services.
Helen Callaghan was born in Los Angeles, California, to British parents, and her early years were spent in both the US and UK. After several early false starts as a nurse, barmaid and actor, she settled into bookselling, working as a fiction specialist and buyer for a variety of bookshops. Eventually, she studied for her A-Levels at night school and achieved a place at Cambridge University as a mature student. Helen is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Dear Amy and Everything is Lies.
A painter, teacher and mother of twins, Tess Callahan has written for AGNI, Cottonwood, The Stylus Anthology: 1950-2000, The Boston College Magazine, Newsday and elsewhere through syndication. Tess has an MFA in fiction from Bennington College. April & Oliver is her first novel.
Tom Callahan is a former senior writer for Time magazine and columnist for the Washington Post. A sports enthusiast and recipient of the National Headliner Award, he is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Johnny U, In Search of Tiger and Dancin' with Sonny Liston. He lives in St Augustine, Florida.
Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-94) was born in Oklahoma. In 1936 he went to New York, where he met the writers Langston Hughes and Richard Wright; shortly afterwards his stories and articles began to appear in magazines and journals. His debut novel, Invisible Man (1952), won the National Book Award and established Ellison as a major figure in twentieth-century fiction.
Dubliner Rose Duff fell in love with Jim Callaly when she was 19 and they married five years later, in 1965. Together they adopted five children, with Rose becoming a full time mother and housewife. Rose and Jim became grandparents for the first time in 2000 when their elder daughter Rachel gave birth to her first child. The unimaginable tragedy of Rachel's murder in October 2004, led Rose to write this account of her daughter's life and death and its aftermath. Though at times it was an agonizing process, Rose was determined to create this testimony and a tribute to Rachel's memory.
In the spring of 2000, Jessica Callan had been working on the Daily Telegraph for nearly two years when she was approached by the Mirror’s Piers Morgan to launch the new 3AM gossip column. It ushered in a new, less deferential style of celebrity coverage. Since leaving the 3AM column in 2005, Jessica has worked as a freelance writer. Wicked Whispers is her first book and she lives in London
Carmen Callil was born in Australia but has spent most of her career in the United Kingdom. She founded Virago Press in 1973 and in 1982 became managing director of Chatto & Windus. Her first book, Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Award.
Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, Love is Where it Falls, the first two volumes of his four-volume life of Orson Welles, his theatrical memoir My Life in Pieces, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World.
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