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Dr Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford. She has a PhD from Harvard University, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a 2014 MacArthur ‘genius’ award. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on racial bias.
David Ebershoff is the author of four books, including The Danish Girl and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife. The Danish Girl was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and five BAFTAs. The 19th Wife was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. Ebershoff’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages to critical acclaim and twice Out Magazine has named him to its annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people. David had a long career as an editor at Random House, where he edited more than twenty New York Times bestsellers and three Pulitzer Prize winners and a winner of the National Book Award. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.
Richard Taylor is the author of How to Read a Church. Dr Andrew Eburne is editor of the Garden History Journal and a consultant for historic gardens including Blickling Hall in Norfolk and Marble Hill in London. Richard and Andrew met while studying English at Oxford and have been close friends for almost twenty years.
JEAN ECHENOZ was born in Provence in 1947. He studied organic chemistry in Lille and then double bass in Metz before he turned to writing. He is one of the most influential French writers of his generation. He won, in 1999, the Prix Goncourt for his novel I'm Off.
Catalina Echeverri is originally from Bogota, Colombia, and she speaks English, Spanish and Italian. She studied graphic design in Milan, Italy and completed an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts (ARU). She loves to draw all of the time, and takes her sketchbook everywhere with her.
Helena Echlin grew up in North London and now lives in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance writer.
Johannes Eckhart, commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was born near Gotha in eastern Germany around 1260. He had an illustrious career in the Dominican Order, teaching all over Europe including Saxony, Bohemia and Paris. He is one of the great speculative mystics of Western Europe, who sougth to reconcile traditional Christian belief with transcendental metaphysics. He was accused of heretical teaching in his lifetime, but is seen today as a foremost exponent of Christian philosophical theology. He died in 1327/8. Oliver Davies is senior lecturer in theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Umberto Eco (1932–2016) wrote fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero along with many brilliant collections of essays.
Felix Economakis is a highly experienced chartered psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner, with his own private clinic in London. He is known to BBC3 viewers as the psychologist on The Panic Room and Freaky Eaters, where he used hypnotherapy and more traditional psychological approaches to cure people of their phobias and food problems. www.felixeconomakis.com
Tim Ecott is the author of the hugely successful Neutral Buoyancy. He joined the BBC World Service as a producer and correspondent in news and current affairs. A specialist on Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean he spent two years based in the Seychelles where he developed a parallel career as a dive leader. He lives in Richmond, London.
David Eddings (1931-2009) published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy with The Belgariad, soon followed by The Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He served in the US Army, worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and was both a grocery clerk and a college English teacher. He lived in Nevada until his death, at the age of 77.
Nobel Laureate Gerald M Edelman is Director of the Neurosciences Institute and President of the Neurosciences Research Foundation. He lives in California. Giulio Tononi is a Senior Fellow in Theoretical and Experimental Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute.
Gerald Edelman MD PhD is Director of the Neurosciences Institute and President of the Neurosciences Research Foundation. He is the author of Bright Air, Brilliant Fire (1992) and Consciousness (Penguin 2000).
Born in the early eighties in New York to an American father and Scottish mother, Jean Hannah Edelstein is a London-based journalist with a signature style that combines New York sass and British wit. Since mid-2007 she has been writing in print and online for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman and Sunday Times, on topics ranging from sex to politics to literature. A former columnist for Arena and current contributing editor of Bad Idea magazine, Edelstein has also appeared as a commentator on BBC radio and television.
David Edgar is a multi-award-winning dramatist who has written over 60 plays for radio, stage and television. Among his many acclaimed works are the Tony Award-winning The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Maydays (winner of the Plays and Players Award for Best Play) and Pentecost, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year.
Lucy Edge worked in advertising for 15 years, on the board of leading agencies. She now lives in Norfolk with her husband. Yoga School Dropout was her first book.
David Edgerton is Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Modern British History at King's College London. He is the author of a sequence of ground-breaking books in 20th century British history: Science, Technology and the British Industrial 'Decline', 1870-1970; Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970; as well as Britain's War Machine, and England and the Aeroplane, both published by Penguin. He is also the author of the iconoclastic and brilliant The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History Since 1900.
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) was born in Oxfordshire and after being educated in England, she went to Edgeworthstown in Ireland to act as her father's assistant and governess to his many other children. With her father she wrote several educational books, and as a novelist she earned the praise of Sir Walter Scott. Heidi Thomson is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In addition to her work on Edgeworth, she has written on Gray, Wordsworth and Keats. Edited by Heidi Thomson and Kim Walker With an introduction by Heidi Thomson
Vicki Edgson was a practising nutritional therapist for over 20 years. She has written and co-authored 10 titles on nutrition, health and fitness, including the best-selling Honestly Healthy, and contributed to many leading magazines and online forums. She co-founded The Food Doctor business and has worked with health-food companies including Honestly Healthy, Abel & Cole and Bounce Foods. She has appeared on television in Fat Nation for the BBC and Diet Doctors for Channel Five, and contributed to the BBC's Breakfast Show and ITV's Lorraine.
During a 30-year career with the BBC, Noel Edmonds presented some of the Corporation's highest rating entertainment shows. For an unprecedented 17 years, his television entertainment programmes dominated the BBC's schedules on Saturday nights. He is currently presenting the phenomenally successful Deal or No Deal.
Adrian Edmondson is well-known for his roles in The Young Ones, and Bottom, which he wrote with his long-term comedy partner, the late Rik Mayall. He recently starred in the BBC's adaptation of War and Peace and won Celebrity Masterchef in 2013. His first adult novel, The Gobbler, was published in 1996. He has three daughters with his wife - actress, screenwriter and comedian Jennifer Saunders - and lives in London
Robert Edric was born in 1956. His novels include Winter Garden (1985 James Tait Black Prize winner), A New Ice Age (1986 runner-up for the 1986 Guardian Fiction Prize), The Book of the Heathen (shortlisted for the 2001 WH Smith Literary Award), Peacetime (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002), Gathering the Water (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2006) and In Zodiac Light, which was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Prize 2010. He lives in Yorkshire
Dan Edwardes is a co-founder and managing director of Parkour Generations. Since completing his postgraduate studies at Cambridge University, he has spent years training in parkour with the movement's French pioneers. Dan has written literature on the subject published worldwide, including the parkour entry for The Extreme Sports Encyclopaedia. Parkour Generations is a leading association of parkour practitioners including Forrest, Stephane Vigroux and Sebastien Goudot as well as the world-famous Yamakasi. Its members have appeared in films by Luc Besson and documentaries broadcast internationally. Parkour Generations teaches school workshops, has academies and is currently developing a global certification program for practitioners everywhere (www.parkourgenerations.com).
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