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Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920) Novelist and playwright, born in Las Palmas, Canary Is, Spain. Regarded as Spain's greatest novelist after Cervantes, his 46 short Episodios nacionales (National Episodes) give a vivid picture of 19th-c Spain from the viewpoint of the people. Some of his longer novels have been translated, including Doña Perfecta (1876, trans 1886). His plays, many of them based on his novels, have also been successful.
Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is recipient of many international prizes.
Julia Galef is the cofounder and president of the Center for Applied Rationality. She has run workshops around the world and for many of Silicon Valley's top tech companies including Facebook, Dropbox, and Twitter. She and the Center for Applied Rationality have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Discover, and Harper's. She has written for Slate, Scientific American, and Popular Science. She hosts the popular Rationally Speaking podcast, where she has hosted thinkers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sean Carroll, Phil Tetlock, and Paul Bloom.
Professor Mark Galeotti is one of the foremost Russia-watchers today, who travels there regularly to teach, lecture, talk to his contacts, and generally watch the unfolding story of the Putin era. Based in London, he is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague, having previously headed its Centre for European Security, and was before then Professor of Global Affairs at NYU. A prolific author on Russia and security affairs, he frequently acts as consultant to various government, commercial and law-enforcement agencies.
Daniel Galera was born in Sao Paulo in 1979. He co-founded the influential publishing house Livros do Mal, and has translated David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith and Irvine Welsh into Brazilian Portuguese. He has published a collection of short stories and three novels, including Blood-Drenched Beard, as well as an acclaimed graphic novel (with Rafael Coutinho).
Adam Galinsky (Author) Adam Galinsky is currently the Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Princeton University in Social Psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University. Maurice Schweitzer (Author) Maurice Schweitzer is a Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD from the Wharton School, and he earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sandy Gall was born in Malaya in 1927, educated in Scotland, and in 1953 joined Reuters as a foreign correspondent in Germany, East Africa, Hungary and South Africa. In 1963, he moved to ITN, where he co-presented News at Ten, and reported wars in the Middle East, Vietnam, Afghanistan and the Gulf. He has made numerous documentaries, and written several books. He is married, has four children, and lives in Kent. He was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal by the Prince of Wales in 1987, and the CBE in 1988.
Matt Gallagher joined the US Army in 2005 and received a commission in the armoured cavalry. Following a 15-month deployment in Iraq, Gallagher left the army in 2009. He now lives in New York City.
Prize-winning author, Mia Gallagher, has been writing since the age of eight. She has also acted, directed, taught drama and creative writing, and worked in prisons, both as an artists' model and a teacher. She lives in Dublin. HellFire is her first novel.
Stephen Gallagher is a novelist, screenwriter and director specialising in suspense. Born in Salford, Lancashire, his original TV/ film credits include: Chimera, Chiller,Bugs, Oktober, Crusoe for NBC, Eleventh Hour and The Forgotten; he’s also written for long-term series including Doctor Who and Rosemary and Thyme.
Leigh Gallagher is Senior Editor at Large at Fortune magazine, where she writes and edits feature stories and is a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference. She is a seasoned business commentator, appearing regularly on news programmes and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. @leighgallagher
BILLY GALLAGHER is an MBA candidate at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He has worked in venture capital and as a writer at TechCrunch, which he joined as a Stanford sophomore, writing a profile of a popular startup on campus: Snapchat. Billy wrote over a dozen exclusive pieces on Snapchat. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Playboy.
Richard Gallagher began his career as an actor before turning to writing in the mid-eighties. He is the author of nine plays including How to Dispose of a Human Corpse-based on the Dennis Nilsen killings. His short story Mother's Day was filmed by Yorkshire Television and starred Kathy Staff (a.k.a 'Nora Batty). He has also worked as a theatre journalist for the Greater Manchester Theatre Magazine.
Billy Gallagher is an MBA candidate at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He has worked in venture capital and as a writer at TechCrunch, which he joined as a Stanford sophomore, writing a profile of a popular startup on campus: Snapchat. Billy wrote over a dozen exclusive pieces on Snapchat. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Playboy.
A widely admired master of the short story, Mavis Gallant was a Canadian-born writer who lived in France and died in 2014 at the age of ninety-one. Her more than one hundred stories, most published in The New Yorker over five decades beginning in 1951 have influenced generations of writers and earned her comparisons to Anton Chekhov, Henry James, and George Eliot. She has been hailed by Michael Ondaatje as "one of the great story writers of our time."
Joseph Galliano is a freelance writer and editor whose work has been published in, amongst other places, The Times and the Guardian, and who is a former national magazine editor. He also edited the UK edition of this book, Dear Me: A Letter To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self. The Irish Youth Foundation provides opportunities for children and young people facing adverse and extreme conditions to experience success in their lives through a range of programmes and projects that demonstrate the opportunities available to them.
Paul Gallico was born in New York City in 1897. He worked on The New York Daily News before moving to Salcombe in South Devon where he began to write novels. Gallico wrote over forty books including the famous story, The Poseidon Adventure. He died in 1976.
Kuki Gallmann was born near Venice and moved to Kenya in 1972 with her husband and young son. Following their deaths, she set up the Gallmann Memorial Foundation to promote new ways of combining development and conservation, and to provide sponsorship for the education of Kenyans. Her first book, I Dreamed of Africa, was published in 1991 to international acclaim and it became a world-wide bestseller. She lives in Kenya with her daughter and her dogs.
Hilary Gallo is a lawyer, coach and negotiation expert who has worked for clients including Cap Gemini, Andersen Consulting and the BBC. He holds retreats for executives looking to change the way they approach work and life, is a trained mediator and runs confidence-building workshops in schools.
Rick Gallop is the author of the best-selling Gi Diet series, whose revolutionary traffic-light system has helped millions of people lose weight.
Rick Gallop, graduate of Oxford University and former president and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, has teamed up with his wife, Dr Ruth Gallop, internationally acclaimed expert on women's psychological health, to bring you a family perspective, lookig at a diet from a male, female and parental outlook. Whether to help lose weight or simply keep in good shape, The Family Gi Diet provides maximum nutritional benefit and a healthy way for all the family to eat.
Janice Galloway's first novel, The Trick is to Keep Breathing, now widely regarded as a Scottish contemporary classic, was published in 1990 and won the MIND/Allen Lane Book of the Year. Her second novel, Foreign Parts, won the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award while her third, Clara, about the tempestuous life of nineteenth-century pianist Clara Wieck Schumann, won the Saltire Award in 2002. Collaborative texts include an opera with Sally Beamish and three cross-discipline works with Anne Bevan, the Orcadian sculptor. Her 'anti-memoir', This Is Not About Me, was published by Granta in September 2008 to universal critical acclaim. She lives in Lanarkshire.
George Galloway in the independent member of parliament for Glasgow Kelvin. One of the organisers of the Stop The War Coalition he is also one of the founders of R.E.S.P.E.C.T - the Unity Coalition, a new political party standing in local and national elections throughout the country.
Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing to second-year MBA students. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded nine firms, including L2, Red Envelope, and Prophet. In 2012, he was named one of the 'World’s 50 Best Business School Professors' by Poets & Quants. His weekly YouTube series, 'Winners and Losers,' has generated tens of millions of views.
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