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Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.
G. W. Dahlquist is a novelist and playwright. When he fell asleep during a snowstorm, his first book The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters came to him in a dream. He is the author of the acclaimed The Dark Volume and The Chemickal Marriage. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in New York.
Maria Dahvana Headley is the author of The Year of Yes: A Memoir, which has been translated into 9 languages and optioned for television and film. Her writing has also appeared in a number of literary anthologies plus publications such as The New York Times, Elle and the Washington Post. As a playwright, she is the creator of The Upstart Crow Project, an organization which is commissioning 37 female playwrights to adapt all the plays of Shakespeare into contemporary versions. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and lives in Seattle, with her husband, the playwright and screenwriter Robert Schenkkan. Queen of Kings is her first novel.
Lisa Daily is based in Minneapolis, where she writes about love, relationships and dating. Her popular syndicated column appears on more than 50 dating and women's websites each month, seen and read by millions of people. She married her dream guy after he proposed to her in Paris. They have one son.
Ellie Daines was born in London. She attended the University of Sheffield where she gained a BA (Hons) in Journalism Studies. After graduating Ellie spent several years working in online marketing for various companies. Lolly Luck is her first novel. Visit Ellie's website: www.elliedaines.com. Watch the book trailer for Lolly Luck: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mbubNCXgco
Barry Dainton is professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. He works in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and is influenced by current and predicted developments in science and technology. He is the author of three books: The Phenomenal Self, Stream of Consciousness, and Time and Space.
Bruce Daisley is European Vice-President for Twitter and host of the UK’s number one business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat. He is also a regular on the conference circuit, addressing business leaders on the main stage of the CBI Annual Conference in 2017, and at that year’s Management Today annual summit and Financial Times 125 Club, as well as at many tech industry events around Europe. He has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. Campaign magazine asserted that Bruce is ‘one of the most talented people in media’.
Liza Dalby is an anthropologist specialising in Japanese culture and the only Westerner to have become a geisha. She is the author of Tale of Murasaki and was a consultant on Rob Marshall's film of Memoirs of a Geisha. She lives in California with her husband and three children.
The two halves of Sarah Dale - Dayle A. Dermatis and Sarah J. Husch - met in school nearly 30 years ago. A mutual love of the written word, bad jokes, and the rock group Styx kept their friendship together through international moves, marriages, children, and general life mayhem. It was only a matter of time before they succumbed to writing fiction together.
Donna Dale Carnegie is the daughter of Dale Carnegie, one of the most successful self-help authors in history. Donna serves as the Chairman of the Board of Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
Charlotte Kymberley Walsh is a freelance journalist who first began writing for Maxim magazine five years ago. She currently writes for MookyChick (www.mookychick.co.uk) as their resident Opinion Columnist. Charlotte has also been a presenter on BBC3 and was a contributing journalist for channel Fiver's programme, Generation Sex.
Dr Andrew Weil is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and director of its Program in Integrative Medicine. He is founder of the National Integrative Medicine Council in Tucson, Arizona. Rosie Daley trained as a chef at the Cal-a-Vie spa near San Diego and was Oprah Winfrey's chef.
Born in 1994, Tom Daley started diving at the age of seven. Specializing in the 10 metre platform event, he became the youngest British World Champion in any sport to come first in the FINA World Championships. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he was Britain's youngest competitor. Tom won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 10 metre synchro diving and the 10 metre individual platform competition. In 2007, 2009 and 2010, he was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. Tom lives with his family in Plymouth and is currently training for the 2012 London Olympics.
Known for her large online presence and talks at global speaking events including TEDx, Yrsa Daley-Ward is a writer, actor and model of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage. Yrsa was raised by her devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents in the small town of Chorley in the North of England and now lives and works in New York. In her writing, Yrsa tackles issues dealing with all parts of the human condition, particularly those 'we don't tend to speak of': issues of social awareness such as mental health, sexuality, love, grief and addiction. 'If you are afraid to write it, that's a good sign.' She is best known for her debut collection bone (2017) and her critically acclaimed poetic memoir The Terrible (2018), both published by Penguin Books. Instagram/Twitter: @YrsaDaleyWard
Roméo Dallaire joined the Canadian Army in 1964. A three star General, he served as Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army and later in the Ministry of Defence. In 1993 he was sent to Rwanda on a UN peace-helping mission; he was soon struggling to prevent one of modern history's most shocking events and the UN's famous failed mission: the genocide in Rwanda. General Dallaire was medically released from the armed forces in April 2000 due to posttraumatic stress disorder and is now special adviser to the Canadian government on war-affected children and the prohibition of small arms distribution. In January 2002, he received the inaugural Aegis Award for Genocide Prevention in London. The Rwandan genocide is one of the most shocking examples of political exploitation and ethnic cleansing in living memory. It has been immortalised in the films Hotel Rwanda and Shooting Dogs, and here in the words of a seasoned soldier.
Sarah Dallas is a knitwear designer, freelance consultant and senior tutor on the highly prestigious fashion and textiles course at the Royal College of Art, London. Throughout the 1980s, she ran her own label knitwear company and sold to many major stores worldwide, including the US and UK. She has contributed to many previous knitting books and her patterns are regularly included in Rowan's biannual magazine.
Gregor Dallas was born in London in 1948, attended Sherborne School in Dorset, received a BA at the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is interested in peasants as well as presidents and kings. His first book was on rural life in France, his second on Clemenceau, the French war leader. He and his French wife live on the outskirts of Paris, close to the chateau of Madame de Maintenon, mistress then wife of Louis XIV.
Robert Dallek is the author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963, Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President and Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. He won the Bancroft Prize in 1980 for his classic Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president from 2004 to 2005. He lives in Washington, DC.
Annie Dalton grew up as an only child in the English countryside during the 1950s. Her father would tell her fantastic stories, often with her as the principal character. This led her to the fantasy section at her local library, thus sparking a lifelong love of fiction. Dalton went on to study at the University of Warwick and soon started writing. Dalton now lives in Norfolk. She has three children, Anna, Reuben and Maria, and two grandchildren, Sophie and Isabelle.
Dan Dalton is a writer and journalist. He lives in north London. Johnny Ruin is his first book.
Meat Loaf has co-written his autobiography with David Dalton, who has previously written much-acclaimed biographies of Marianne Faithful, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious.
Katharina Dalton, M.D., is the acknowledged pioneer in PMS research and treatment. In 1953, she co-authored the first medical paper on premenstrual syndrome, and shortly after opened the world's first PMS clinic in London. Daughter Wendy Holdon has long assisted with her mother's research and writing, and is the founder of PMS Help, a registered charity giving support and information to sufferers.
Pete Townshend (Author) Pete Townshend, The Who’s guitarist and principal songwriter, was born into a musical family in Chiswick, West London, on May 19, 1945. Pete continues to write and perform with The Who, who celebrate their 50th anniversary with a world tour in 2014/2015. Pete published his bestselling memoir Who I Am in 2012. Roger Daltrey (Author) The Who’s lead singer, Roger Daltrey was born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush on March 1, 1944. Roger now divides his time between working with The Who and with his solo band, as well as continuing to devote a huge amount of his time to Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. He is currently touring with The Who to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Ben Marshall (Author) Ben Marshall is a music writer, cultural commentator and journalist, with a life-long passion for The Who. Ben began writing in the 1980s and has worked for Melody Maker, Loaded and GQ, and has subsequently written for The Evening Standard, the Guardian, Rolling Stone and the Observer among others, on film, music and culture.
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