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Nigel Farndale is the author of The Blasphemer, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Novel Award. His previous books include Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Biography Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was born and raised in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives on the Hampshire-Sussex border with his wife and their three sons.
John Farndon is the author of many books on international affairs, including several books in The Economist Business Traveller's Guide series and books on subjects ranging from bird flu to Iran.
Rebecca Farnworth was a novelist and ghostwriter. She published three novels: Valentine, A Funny Thing About Love and Swimming Pool Summer. She died in November 2014 and is survived by her husband and three children.
Natasha Farrant previously worked in publishing and now runs her own children's literary scouting agency. She grew up in the heart of the French community in London, and has therefore never considered herself as completely English, although certainly not completely French, which makes for a quite interesting view of the world. Natasha is in her thirties, and lives in West London with her husband and two children.
Theo Farrell is Professor and Executive Dean of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Previously he was Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City, University of London and, before that, Head of the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Professor Farrell has published several books on military and strategic affairs. He conducted a number of studies in Afghanistan for British authorities and ISAF Command. He remains a Visiting Professor in War Studies at King’s College London.
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool in 1935 and spent a good deal of his life abroad, including periods in France and North America, and then settled in London where he wrote most of his novels. In April 1979 he went to live in County Cork where only four months later he was drowned in a fishing accident. INTRODUCER BIOGRAPHY: John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature at University College London and currently teaches at the California Institute of Technology. He writes regularly for the Guardian and is the author of many books including The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction, biographies of Scott and Spender, and The Boy Who Loved Books, a memoir.
Paul Keany was a successful self-employed plumber until the Irish property crash in 2008. An aspiring novelist, he has turned his back on the murky world of drug-smuggling to focus on a life of writing. Born and raised in Oxford, he now lives in Dublin. Jeff Farrell is an independent Irish journalist and documentary maker specialising in Latin American affairs. His work has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He currently lives in Dublin.
Now in his early fifties, Mick Farren currently lives in Los Angeles. With some twenty books to his credit, plus a number of film and TV scripts and a wealth of journalism, his written output remains prodigious. He also still records and performs, and a recent tour of Japan with his band, the Deviants, culminated in the live CD Barbarian Princess. His most recent novel, Jim Morrison's Adventures in the Afterlife, was published in the US in 2000.
Rafel Nadal Farreras is an award-winning Catalan journalist and author. This is his first novel to be translated into English.
Karen Farrington is an author, ghost-writer, editor and researcher for a range of leading UK publishers. She has written more than 40 books, including the Springwatch Almanac, The Ambridge Chronicles, and Great Lives, as well as for national magazines and newspapers.
Tadg Farrington lives in Scotland and wrote The Human Footprint - an award winning Channel 4 film about a lifetime's worth of stuff - which was broadcast in 2007.
Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN, is the founder of B Nutritious, and an up-coming star in the beauty and health field. She lives in New York. (B-Nutritious.com.) Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD, from Louisiana, is a clinical associate professor; her advice has appeared in the New York Times. (DrPattiFarris.com)
Joanna Farrow is a food writer and stylist with a flair for imaginative recipes and decoration. She has worked as a freelance writer for several food magazines including BBC Good Food. Her previous books include Dress Your Cupcake, Peek-a-Boo Cakes, Ready Steady Cook for Kids, 30-minute Vegetarian and Good Fast Family Food.
Eithne Farry is a freelance journalist and reviewer, and is currently the literary editor at Marie Claire magazine. She is the author of two craft books: Yeah I Made It Myself and Lovely Things To Make For Girls of Slender Means. She lives in London.
The son of the legendary American foreign correspondent, Negley Farson, Daniel became the youngest ever Parliamentary and Lobby Correspondent in the House of Commons aged 17. While working as a photographer for Picture Post, he drifted into Soho and at the age of 23 met Francis Bacon. He 'stumbled' into television in the early days of ITV becoming a leading interviewer with his own series. Then in 1964 on a sudden impulse, Daniel Farson abandoned television and Soho for the house left him by his parents in North Devon - 'in order to find out if I could write'. Subsequent books include his bestseller Jack the Ripper, The Man Who Wrote Dracula, a biography of his great-uncle Bram Stoker; the historical novel Swansdowne on convicts sent to Tasmania; books on Turkey; and several which combine his photographs with his reminicences: Soho in the Fifties; Sacred Monster; Escapades; Limehouse Days; Gilbert & George in Moscow. Daniel Farson died in 1997.
A passion for the outdoors and a love of doing everything the hard way caused Pen Farthing to pop into a Royal Marine careers office one day aged 18 to take on the toughest infantry training in the world to earn the coveted Green Beret of the Commandos. His military career, which has included tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, lasted over twenty years. Since publication of the Sunday Times bestseller One Dog at a Time, Pen has left the Marines to run his charity Nowzad Dogs and - when time allows - an outdoor adventure company. Pen is married to Lisa and they share their home with five dogs.Pen Farthing has won The Dogs Trust Dog's Best Friend Award and the IFAW Pets and People Award. His dogs Nowzad and Tali were nominated for the Crufts Friends for Life Award. More details about Nowzad Dogs can be found at www.nowzaddogs.com.
Roben Farzad has reported everywhere from Mozambique and Botswana to the West Bank and the slums of Medellín, Colombia, to the Dominican Republic and the warn-torn Niger Delta. He spent nine years as a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, where he covered Wall Street, international finance, Latin America and Miami. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Miami Herald, and is a regular on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, C-SPAN and the PBS NewsHour. Farzad is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured students and at NYU, CUNY and Columbia. Born in Iran, he was raised in Miami and now lives in Virginia with his wife and their two kids, who also enjoy reruns of Miami Vice.
Kaffe Fassett has attracted huge audiences worldwide to the knitting and needlepoint crafts. A bestselling author, he has also presented his own TV series, Glorious Colour, and a major exhibition of his work has travelled the world after forming the first one-man show of a living textile artist ever to show at the V&A in London. Kaffe also designs wallpapers and fabrics for companies such as Designers Guild.
Edith Fassnidge grew up in Yorkshire. After university and some time working, studying and travelling abroad, she moved to London, where she lives with her family. She loves being active in the outdoors and has cycled the length of Great Britain, swum with a relay team across the English Channel and competed for the Great Britain Age-Group triathlon team. Her career so far includes teaching, corporate responsibility and personal training. With her husband, Matt, and two friends, she set up Music for Alice, a charity in memory of the sister she lost in the tsunami. Rinse, Spin, Repeat is her first book, and 10% of her profits will go towards Music for Alice.
Judith Fathallah is 18 years old and comes from Cardiff. She is currently in her first year of an English degree at Cambridge. At 13 Judith was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and admitted to a psychiatric ward. Now fully recovered, Judith wants to tell her story through the persona of Jessica.
Stefan Fatsis covers the business of sport for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is very good at Scrabble.
Cat Faulkner (Author, Illustrator) Jelly Armchair aims to bring you the stinkiest puns, beautifully illustrated, and printed onto high quality greetings cards to makeit as easy as possible for you to share a grin/grimace with your friends andloved ones. Jelly Armchair is a family run business comprising of two sisters, Cat and Liz. All the illustrations are created by Cat, and the puns are devised by Cat with occasional input by their Dad (genuine dad jokes), her boyfriend, and their family and friends. Visit jellyarmchair.com.
Jelly Armchair aims to bring you the stinkiest puns, beautifully illustrated, and printed onto high quality greetings cards to makeit as easy as possible for you to share a grin/grimace with your friends and loved ones. Jelly Armchair is a family run business comprising of two sisters, Cat and Liz. All the illustrations are created by Cat, and the puns are devised by Cat with occasional input by their Dad (genuine dad jokes), her boyfriend, and their family and friends. Visit jellyarmchair.com.
Carolyne Faulkner is the in-house astrologer at the Soho House Group and regularly holds events in their houses around the world. She has over two hundred regular one-to-one clients, and held a clinic at Harrods Urban Retreat. She created her own approach to astrology, Dynamic Astrology, which uses the stars as a life-coaching framework.
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