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Alfred Döblin, one of the great figures of German modernism, was born in 1878 to a Jewish family. He moved to Berlin at the age of ten, where he remained for the next 45 years. Döblin's 1929 masterpiece Berlin Alexanderplatz made him famous, but he was forced to flee to France and then Los Angeles during the years of the Nazi dictatorship. He died in 1957.
George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests have included the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka, 1986), the evolution of digital computing and telecommunications (Darwin Among the Machines, 1997), and the exploration of space (Project Orion, 2002).
Mark Gatiss (Author) Mark Gatiss is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. He is known as a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson. He has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock, the latter of which he also co-created. Jeremy Dyson (Author) Jeremy Dyson is best known as one of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen, along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. He also co-wrote (with Andy Nyman) and directed the supernatural stage play Ghost Stories and directed the Sky Arts series Psychobitches, which won the 2015 Rose D'Or for Best TV Comedy,
Dynamo was born Steven Frayne in December 1982 in Bradford. He grew up on the notorious Delph Hill housing estate, where he was raised by his mother while his father spent long periods in prison. At the same time, he was forced to battle a debilitating form of Crohn’s disease as well as playground bullies. After being introduced to magic by his beloved granddad and receiving a loan from the Prince’s Trust, he carved out a career as one of the most respected magician and illusionists in the world. His TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible has broken all viewing records for UKTV channel Watch, has won three Broadcast Awards and received nominations from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and National Television Awards. In January 2014, the show aired on BBC One. Dynamo now lives in London where he continues to dream up even bigger and better illusions to prove to the world that really nothing is impossible. This is his first book.
Elanor Dymott was born in Chingola, Zambia, in 1973. She was educated in the USA and England and spent parts of her childhood in South East Asia, where she later worked. Her first novel, Every Contact Leaves a Trace, was published in 2012. She lives in London.
Biography for Tom Hart Dyke is a botanist whose wild enthusiasm for plants in a Channel 4 To the Ends of the Earth documentary led Kathryn Flett of the Observer to describe him as 'the new David Bellamy'. Biography for Paul Winder is an inveterate traveller and explorer. When he isn't hacking his way through the jungle or climbing a mountain he works in the City of London. Tom lives in Kent and Paul lives in London.
Thomas Dyja lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He has written two other novels, Play For a Kingdom and The Moon in Our Hands, as well as a biography of the civil rights pioneer, Walter White.
Dr. Wayne W Dyer is the author of Your Erroneous Zones, a record-breaking bestseller in the field of self-help and psychology. Following his own advice and through his enjoyment of working in the media, he has become a national television and press celebrity. He is a practising therapist and a former associate professor in the Graduate School at St. John's University in New York. He is the author or co-author of seven other self-help books and has written many professional and popular magazine articles.
Marcel Berlins, a former practising lawyer, has written several books and presented a number of television series, including The Law Machine. He presents 'Law in Action' on BBC Radio 4 and writes a weekly legal column in the Guardian. Clare Dyer, asolicitor, is legal correspondent of the Guardian and the British Medical Journal.
Danny Dyer was born in 1977 in Canning Town, East London, and is a well-known film and television actor. A lifelong player and fan of football, he is an ardent supporter of West Ham United FC. He currently lives with his partner and two young daughters in Essex.
Geoff Dyer is an award-winning journalist and the FT's former Beijing bureau chief. Now in the Washington DC bureau, he writes about American foreign policy. A former Fulbright scholar, he studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and numerous non-fiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and a Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction, Dyer is a regular contributor to many publications in the UK and the US. He lives in California.
Dani Dyer won ITV2’s Love Island with a landslide 80% of the vote and captured the hearts of the nation. Trained as an actor, Dani has appeared in a number of films, including Vendetta and We Still Kill The Old Way, as well as making her stage debut in Nativity! The Musical in 2018. Since leaving Love Island, Dani has launched her own successful record-breaking fashion range with In The Style and and has starred in her own hit reality show with ITVBe.
Jane Dye initially trained as a Sports Therapist and went on to be trained by Robert Tisserand, who is recognised worldwide as a leading authority on aromatherapy. Together they founded the Tisserand Aromatherapy Institute to provide comprehensive training, education, publishing and research. She now lives with husband Tom, a writer/musician, their daughter Josie and various animals on the edge of Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills.
Ame Dyckman (Author) Ame Dyckman always eats her carrots. (Especially her carrot cake.) She's the award-winning author of Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair-bow collection. Zachariah OHora (Illustrator) Zachariah OHora is an illustrator and author of a number of children's books. His debut, Stop Snoring, Bernard!, received the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award and was the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection for 2012. His book No Fits, Nilson! was the Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year for 2013. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania. See more of his work at zohora.com.
Tom Dyckhoff is one of Britain’s best-known commentators on architecture and urbanism. He is the presenter of The Great Interior Design Challenge and the Radio 4 series The Design Dimension. He was previously architecture and design critic for BBC2’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show and architecture critic of The Times. He presented The Secret Life of Buildings for Channel 4, and his seven-part BBC2 series, Saving Britain’s Past, examined Britain's obsession with heritage. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects, Dyckhoff has written widely for publications including the Guardian, GQ, Wallpaper, and the New Statesman. He lives in London.
Described by the Atlantic as 'one of America's living masters of the short story', Stuart Dybek has been accoladed on all fronts, receiving fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation, a PEN/Malamud Prize, a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and four O. Henry Prizes. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared widely in journals such as Harper’s, Poetry, Tin House, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker.
Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer. Twice winner of the Listowel Writers' Week Short Story Competition, she was also a prize winner in the prestigious Observer/Penguin Short-Story Competition. Her trilogy, The Dancer, The Gambler and The Gatemaker, has received wide critical acclaim, and The Dancer was shortlisted for the Listowel Writers' Week Book of the Year. Christine has also written a screenplay, adapted from her own short story, for the film No Better Man, starring Niall Toibin. She lives in Palmerstown with her family.
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, native New Yorkers, veteran newspaper reporters, and winners of many awards together and separately, now work at the New York Times. Dwyer is the co-author of Two Seconds Under The World, an account of the 1993 effort to knock down the World Trade Centre, and of Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted. He is also the author of Subway Lives: 24 Hours in the Life of the New York City Subway. Flynn, a special projects officer at the Times, was the newspaper's police bureau chief on September 11th 2001. He previously worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, New York Newsday and the Stamford Advocate.
The original author of the Simhasana Dvatrimsika is unknown. The present text is dated to the thirteenth century AD. It exists in four main recensions, from which extracts have been compiled together for the first time, in this lively and faithful translation of this celebrated classic by a renowned Sanskritist.
Alex Duval was born and raised in Paris, before moving to California to pursue a career in fashion photography. Alex loves all sports, especially surfing. When not writing books, Alex loves watching movies, especially The Lost Boys, and visiting art galleries around the world. Alex has homes in both Paris and LA.
Andy McNab (Author) From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has lead an extraordinary life. As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS. Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world’s bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the bestselling British work of military history, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. He has also written a number of books for children. Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK , works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities. www.andymcnab.co.uk Kevin Dutton (Author) Professor Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Science, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. He is the author of two acclaimedbooks: Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion; and more recently The Wisdom of Psychopaths. He lives in the Cotswolds. www.kevindutton.co.uk
Josephine Duthie was born in Lennoxtown in 1948 and later spent 10 years in a croft outside Lhanbryde in Morayshire. In 1966, she moved to Aberdeen to train as a nurse and she still lives there today. Now retired, she is married with three children and four grandchildren.
With a background in animation, Kathryn has interned with Pixar Animation Studios in addition to working with various children's book publishers. When she is not illustrating books, she may be found playing the accordion, growing vegetables, folk dancing or putting on shadow puppet shows. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her grumpy mini dachshund named Chili Dog.
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