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Jane Fallon is the multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do Before You're 30. Her Sunday Times bestselling books are Getting Rid of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends and Tell Me a Secret. They have sold over a million copies in the UK alone.
Susan Faludi won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1991, when she worked as a reporter on the Wall Street Journal. Backlash was published to world-wide acclaim in 1992. Harvard educated, she now lives in San Francisco.
György Faludy (1910-2006) was raised and died in Hungary but spent much of his long life in various forms of exile. A poet and translator, Faludy was imprisoned by the Communist authorities in post-war Hungary where he was subjected to the most terrible treatment. My Happy Days in Hell takes these experiences and makes them into an extraordinary and highly enjoyable work of art.
Stanley Middleton was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire in 1919. He published his first novel, A Short Answer, in 1958 and went on to publish 45 novels in a career spanning fifty years. He was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974 with Holiday. Stanley Middleton died in July 2009.
Olivia Fane has endured one divorce, married two husbands, been awarded three M.A.s in Classics, Social Work and Theology, written four novels, and given birth to five sons. She lives in Sussex.
Hilary Fannin is a playwright and columnist. Her plays, including Mackerel Sky, Doldrum Bay, Famished Castle and an adaptation of Racine’s Phaedra, have been performed in Ireland, London, Europe and America. She was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year, 2004. She has also written extensively for radio, both for BBC and RTÉ. As a journalist, she wrote the TV review for The Irish Times for almost five years, passing on the baton when her eyes turned square. She now writes an occasionally humorous weekly column for the paper. Hilary lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons, Peter and Jake. Hopscotch is her first full-length prose work.
Diane Fanning is the author of many true-crime books, including the bestselling Mommy’s Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, The Pastor’s Wife, Gone Forever and Through the Window. Written in Blood was an Edgar Award finalist. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas.
Arnold Thomas Fanning was born in London and raised in Dublin. His stage plays include the acclaimed McKenna's Fort. Mind on Fire is his first book.
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was born in Martinique and studied medicine in France, specializing in psychiatry. Sent to a hospital in Algeria, he found his sympathies turning toward the Algerian Nationalist Movement, which he later joined. He is considered one of the most important theorists of the psychology of race and his books Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth have been extremely influential.
Simon Fanshawe is a Perrier Award winning comic, writer and broadcaster. He has his own series on Radio Four - Fanshawe Gets To The Bottom Off- - as well as working on other series; The Reference Library, Live From London and guest hosting, Loose Ends, Quote Unquote, and Word of Mouth. He writes for the Guardian, Observer and Telegraph and is about to start a new series for Radio Two - Powerfully Funny - interviews with famous comedians. He lives in Brighton, where he is chairman of the Economic Partnership and was instrumental in Brighton's campaign to become a city in 2002.
Fadia Faqir is a Jordanian/British writer and defender of human rights, especially women's rights in the Arab world. She is the author of two other novels, Nisanit and Pillars of Salt. In 1990 the University of East Anglia awarded her the first Ph.D in Critical and Creative Writing. Brought up in Amman she now lives with her husband in Durham. For more information please visit www.fadiafaqir.com
Patricia Fara is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where she lectures on the History and Philosophy of Science. She is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including: Newton: The Making of Genius, An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity and Enlightenment and Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks.
As well as being a children's author and illustrator, John Fardell is also a cartoonist. His work has appeared in many other publications, including the Independent, the Herald and the List. In addition to his award-winning picture books, John also writes and illustrates novels for older children. . He lives in Edinburgh and has two young sons.
Sue Merlyn Farebrother teaches internationally, is on a number of professional committees and is also a consultant astrologer in private practice. She has a rare talent for cutting through the incense and bringing the stars down to earth, making astrology as accessible as it's fascinating.
Helen Farish has won the Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection and been shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize. She lives in Cumbria and was Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere in 2004.
Herbert Farjeon was a writer, theatre critic, playwright and poet. He co-wrote popular childrens poetry book Kings and Queens and it's sequel Heroes and Heroines with his sister, the acclaimed children's poet and writer Eleanor Farjeon.
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was a British author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. She lived much of her life among the literary and theatrical circles of London, and her friends included D. H. Lawrence, Walter de la Mare and Robert Frost. She won many literary awards, and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle.
Mia Farlane was born in New Zealand. After spending several years in France she moved to London, where she now lives. This is her first novel.
Michael Symmons Roberts (Author) Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1963. He has published six collections of poetry and received a number of accolades including the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. As a librettist, his work has been performed in concert halls and opera houses around the world. An award-winning broadcaster and dramatist, he has published two novels, and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Paul Farley (Author) Paul Farley is the author of four collections of poetry and has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Whitbread Poetry Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He broadcasts regularly on radio and presents The Echo Chamber on Radio 4. Edgelands, co-written with Michael Symmons Roberts, received the Royal Society of Literature’s Jerwood Award and the 2011 Foyles Best Book of Ideas Award and was serialised as Radio 4 Book of the Week.
John Farman attended Harrow Art School followed by the Royal College of Art. After completing his Masters degree he worked in the advertising industry until his departure to become a full-time writer and illustrator. He is the author of several children's books, including The Very Bloody History of Britain (without the boring bits), The Very Bloody History of London, C.R.A.P. (A Collection of Rotten Adult Principles) and Jesus: The Teenage Years. He lives in London.
After growing up in Iran, Sattareh Farman Farmaian emigrated to the United States in 1979, where she continued her career in social work. She lives in Los Angeles.
Penelope Farmer lives in Birmingham and has two grown-up children. She is the author of many books, including A Castle of Bone, Charlotte Sometimes and The Summer Birds.
Penelope Farmer was born in Kent, in 1939, the younger of twin girls. After boarding school and Oxford University she did a variety of jobs, from teaching to working as a filing clerk, followed by a year of social studies at London University. Then she settled down to raise a family and write full time. Over the course of her long career as a writer, she published many novels and short stories for adults and children.
Scott Murray writes for the Guardian, the Fiver, FourFourTwo, GQ and Men's Health. He is the co-author of the football miscellany Day of the Match: A History of Football in 365 Days, and contributed to both volumes of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? Simon Farnaby is an actor and writer. Among his recent TV acting credits he was Spike in Jam and Jerusalem and he played Hamilton Cork, Pie-Face Records and Harold Boom in The Mighty Boosh. In film, he starred as Bunny in this year's British Indie hit Bunny and The Bull.
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