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Paul H Feldman became aware of The Diary of Jack the Ripper while researching for a video production in 1992. Although he initially viewed the diary with a great deal of scepticism his early research surprised him enough to inspire the most detailed and expensive investigation into the Whitechapel murderer.
Alan Guth, after receiving his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held positions at Princeton University, Columbia, Cornell and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He is now the V. F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at MIT. He has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in London.
Lia Habel was born into a time of unparalleled ugliness - it was called 'the Eighties'. It was horrible - but yet it brought Lia the video for Thriller by Michael Jackson, and a burning interest in zombies followed. A self-described 'zombie anthropologist', Lia has seen every zombie movie ever made. She lives in Washington DC with her three cats, Ebeneezer, ZZ and Bloody Mary. DEARLY, DEPARTED is her debut novel.
J. A. Cuddon was a writer, school teacher and academic. Best known for his Dictionary of Literary Terms, he also produced the large Dictionary of Sport and Games, as well as several novels, plays and travel books. He also edited two anthologoies of supernatural fiction. He died in 1996. M.A.R. Habib received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is the author of seven books, including A History Of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (2005), and editor of the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol. VI (2013). He is currently writing a book entitled Hegel and the Foundations of Modern Literary Theory.
Helon Habila is the author of Oil on Water, Measuring Time, Waiting for an Angel, andThe Chibok Girls. He is professor of creative writing at George Mason University and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a painter, graphic artist filmmaker, and leader of the Pop Art movement. He also produced a significant body of film work, including the famous Chelsea Girls. Equally well known in the late Sixties and early Seventies as resident host at his studio, the Factory. Andy Warhol died following gall bladder surgery, in New York on the 22nd February 1987. As Warhol said: 'I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.' Pat Hackett worked closely with Andy Warhol for twenty years, coauthoring two books and a screenplay as well as serving as his diarist.
General Sir John Hackett was born in Western Australia in 1910 and educated at Geelong Grammar School and New College, Oxford. He was commissioned into the 8th Hussars in 1931, and remained a regular soldier until 1968. During the Second World War he fought in Syria, the Western Desert and Italy, and also at the Battle of Arnhem. From 1968 to 1975 he was was Principal of King's College, London. He was President of both the Classical Association and the English Association of the United Kingdom. His publications include The Third World War (1978), The Third World War: The Untold Story (1982) and The Profession of Arms (1983).
Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).
Celia Haddon is Britain's best known cat agony aunt. From her previous column in the Daily Telegraph, her bestselling books and now via her popular website, www.celiahaddon.com, she continues to help people understand what makes cats do the funny things they do. Awarded the Golden Cat Award from the Feline Advisory Bureau for her work, she is currently taking further university studies in cat behaviour, assisted by the misbehaving cats of her village near Oxford.
Dave Hadfield has been the rugby league correspondent for The Independent since 1990. He is also the author of XIII Winters: Reflections on Rugby League and XIII Worlds: Pursuing Rugby League Around the Globe. He currently lives in Bolton.
Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom, The London Train, Clever Girl and The Past, and three collections of stories, Sunstroke, Married Love and Bad Dreams. The Past won the Hawthornden Prize for 2016, and Bad Dreams won the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She lives in London and is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Her stories appear regularly in the New Yorker and other magazines.
Pen Hadow has been a Polar Explorer for over fifteen years. Through his company, The Polar Travel Company, he has helped many other people realise their dreams of reaching the Poles. He acted as consultant to explorer Benedict Allen for his 2001 BBC series Ice Dogs.
Hafez (c. 1315-1390). Hafez's poetry is published in Penguin Classics in Dick Davis's translation as part of his anthology of three poets of Shiraz, FACES OF LOVE.
Ernst Haffner was a journalist and social worker. His only known novel Blood Brothers was published to wide acclaim in 1932, before it was banned by the Nazis one year later. In the 1940s, all records of Haffner disappeard. His fate during the Second World War remains unknown.
Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war during the 1970s and 1980s. He emigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro's Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for the best English-language book published anywhere in the world in a given year, and has either won or been shortlisted for seven other major awards and prizes. Cockroach was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Steve Hagen is a Zen priest and long-time teacher of Buddhism. For fifteen years he studied with Zen Master Dainin Katagiri. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center in St. Paul.
John Peter Hagen is a founder of The Friends of St Andrews Links, which assists in the preservation and maintenance of the historic golf courses at St Andrews.
Dr Christine Page, MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, MFHom travels throughout the world giving consultations and running workshops and seminars. In addition to her inspirational teaching in the psycho-spiritual field, she has written three successful books, including ‘Frontiers of Health’ and ‘Beyond the Obvious’. Keith Hagenbach, BA BBS (Hons), is a writer and dramatist who also has a psychotherapy practice.
H. Rider Haggard (1856 - 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, written towards the end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
Ben Haggarty is a performance storyteller with a repertoire of over 350 traditional narratives, ranging from three-minute fables to three-hour epics. It includes many versions of Indo-European wondertales, the Fionn MacCumhaill cycle, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and modern myths such as Frankenstein and Mr Sandmann: Bringer of Dreams and Nightmares. He is the founder and artistic director of The Crick Crack Club - a peripatetic venue that creates events to showcase and develop performance storytelling. Since 2001, Ben has been the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble in the USA. In 2007 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist whose work features on a wide variety of films; from comic book adaptations like Spiderman, Captain America and X-Men to historical adventures like Troy and Alexander. But he is best known for his work on the Harry Potter series, creating and bringing to life onscreen the world of Hogwarts through his design of characters and creatures, props and vistas. With comics as his first love (notably the black and white reprints of Marvel Silver Age titles that he found on the shelves of his local newsagent), he's now come full circle as the illustrator of MeZolith.
Tig Hague works in the City of London. He lives in Essex with his wife, Lucy, and their young daughter.
Jonathan Haidt is a social and cultural psychologist and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is the author of The Righteous Mind and The Happiness Hypothesis.
Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times. His books have received praise from Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, Jeanette Winterson, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and SJ Watson, among others. The Guardian summed up his writing as 'funny, clever and quite, quite lovely' by The Times and the New York Times called him 'a writer of great talent'. He assures us he has never, ever been a cat, despite rumours he was once a rather grumpy ginger moggy named Jeffrey.
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