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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.
Jim Gallows lives in Chicago. The Christmas Killer is his first novel.
W. Timothy Gallwey has produced a series of bestselling Inner Game books, which set forth a new methodology for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields. For the last twenty years Gallwey has been introducing the Inner Game approach to corporations looking for better ways to manage change. He lives in Malibu, California.
John Galsworthy (1867 – 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson met in a sanatorium in Surrey, where they were both being treated for TB. Ray Galton remembers noticing the six-foot-four Simpson and thinking he looked surprisingly large - ‘you expect everyone in a sanatorium to be thin and weedy, and he was the biggest guy I’d ever seen’. During two years in the same ward, they listened to comedy shows together and also wrote a series of their own, creating a radio room in a linen cupboard. Having left the sanatorium within a few months of each other, they decided to get a professional opinion of their work and sent a sketch they had written called The Pirate Sketch to the BBC. They were asked to go in for an interview, and soon found themselves writing for the sketch show Happy Go Lucky. Over the next two years they continued to write sketches for a number of big names, before coming up with the idea for Hancock’s Half Hour. Although the BBC took some persuading, eventually the show was scheduled, initially for radio but later as a television series. A phenomenally successful ten years later, Galton and Simpson were themselves very well known names. After Hancock’s Half Hour they wrote Comedy Playhouse for the BBC, out of which came their second huge television and radio hit, Steptoe & Son. In 1977 they wrote The Galton & Simpson Playhouse, produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV.
Anthony Galvin is the author of several true-crime books, including The Cruellest Cut, Inside Man (with Philip Bray) and Blood on the Streets. A former journalist, he lives in County Cork and has two children.
Paul Galvin is among the all-time greatest Gaelic football players, and was a stalwart of the Kerry inter-county team from 2003 until his retirement in 2014. He also plays football with his local club Finuge, and hurling with Lixnaw. Galvin has won three All Star Awards and was Footballer of the Year in 2009.
Alex Games wrote the original Balderdash & Piffle which became an instant bestseller on publication in January 2006. He has written for most of the slightly posher newspapers, and in a brief stint as a gadget columnist he was responsible for reviewing some of the most inexpensive items ever to appear in the Financial Times. As well as writing comedy for BBC Radio 1 and 4, Alex has written biographies of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and Alan Bennett. Victoria Coren is a well-known freelance journalist. She writes weekly columns in the Guardian and the Observer, and she has written two books, Love 16 and Once More With Feeling. She presents Balderdash & Piffle and several televised poker series. Victoria is a keen amateur word-hunter and an avid completer of crosswords, albeit not always with the right answers.
Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, India. He studied law in London and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1891. He worked to improve the rights of immigrant Indians in South Africa, returning to India in 1915 to take up the struggle for independence from Britain. Gandhi never wavered in his belief in non-violent protest and in 1947 he succeeded in uniting India in a national movement. In January 1948 Gandhi was assassinated as he walked to take evening prayers.
Arun Gandhi is an internationally renowned activist and speaker, and the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-violence in 1987 and spent 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. Arun travels and speaks at up to 60 venues every year, from universities to the United Nations.
ALLEN GANNETT is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics firm whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes.
Emma Gannon is an award-winning blogger, writer, podcaster and digital marketer. She has written for numerous media outlets, including The Sunday Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Stylist, Grazia, Independent, Thought Catalog, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles and Time Out. She is the former social media editor at The Debrief and British GLAMOUR. She founded a popular culture blog in 2010, which can be found at emmagannon.co.uk, and was nominated for a Cosmopolitan Award in 2012 and won Highly Commended in the Young Person's Recognition at the 2015 National Blog Awards. Her blog newsletter has been named a "must-follow" by Harper's Bazaar, The Debrief and Grazia. . Emma has spoken on Sky News, at Social Media Week London, Facebook's Marketing Conference, the Turkish Blog Awards, Cheltenham Literary Festival and is a regular guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design about the power of social media. Most recently, Emma's podcast 'Ctrl Alt Delete' hit number 16 in the iTunes charts on its first week of release and features guests such as Elizabeth Gilbert and Zoella.
François Gantheret is a psychoanalyst. He has written several books (essays and short stories) in German. Lost Bodies is his first novel in English. He lives in Paris.
Jack Gantos was born in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and has spent time living in Barbados and South Florida. He has written books for readers of all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and its sequels, the teenage novel Desire Lines, and the youthful memoire Hole in My Life. His is also the writer of Dead End in Norvelt and From Norvelt to Nowhere, a pair of semi-autobiographical novels about the importance of history and reading, the first of which won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2012. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.
Josh Frank has penned numerous plays, screenplays and musicals. His second book, In Heaven Everything Is Fine - The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers, will be published by Simon and Schuster/Free Press in August 2008. He lives in Austin, TX. Caryn Ganz is the deputy editor of RollingStone.com. She was previously an editor at Spin magazine and MTV News, and her writing has also appeared in Blender, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and V. She lives in Manhattan.
Anhua Gao was born in 1949 in Shandong, Nanjing Province and moved to England after a lifetime of tremendous hardship in December 1994. This is her first book. She now lives in Folkestone, Kent.
John Gapper is Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor of the Financial Times. His awards include Business Commentator of the Year at the 2011 Editorial Intelligence Awards and Best Columnist in the 2011 Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards. He was named one of GQ's 100 most influential men in Britain in 2009. He studied at Oxford University and the Wharton School. He is co-author with Nick Denton of All That Glitters, the definitive account of the collapse of Barings bank, and a financial novel to be published by Random House US in 2012. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, the novelist Rosie Dastgir, and their two daughters.
Kami Garcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.
Eric Garcia lives and works in LA, where he wrote CASSANDRA FRENCH. His first novel, MATCHSTICK MEN, was made into a hugely successful film starring Nicholas Cage.
Antonio Garcia Martinez has been an advisor to Twitter, a product manager for Facebook, the CEO/founder of AdGrok (a venture-backed startup acquired by Twitter), and a strategist for Goldman Sachs. He lives on a forty-foot sailboat on the San Francisco Bay.
Héctor García (Author) Héctor García is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and of Spain, where he was born. He is the author of several books about Japanese culture, including two worldwide bestsellers, A Geek in Japan and Ikigai. A former software engineer, he worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan. Francesc Miralles (Author) Francesc Miralles is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of books about how to live well, together with the novels Love in Small Letters and Wabi-Sabi. Alongside Héctor García, he was welcomed to Okinawa in Japan, where the inhabitants live for longer than in any other place in the world. There they had the chance to interview more than a hundred villagers about their philosophy for a long and happy life.
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