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Peter Høeg was born in 1957 and followed various callings - dancer, actor, sailor, mountaineer - before he turned seriously to writing. After publishing his first novel, The History of Danish Dreams, in 1988, and a volume of short stories he went on to write an innovative crime novel, Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, which assured him an international reputation. The variety of his talent was amply demonstrated with his subsequent novel, Borderliners, a remarkable study of children that caused controversy within Denmark and beyond. Barabara Haveland, a Scot married to a Norwegian, and resident in Denmark, has translated Peter Høeg's Borderliners and his first novel, The History of Danish Dreams. She is also translator of Solvej Balle's According to the Law.
Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770- 1843) was a major German lyric poet. His work bridges the Classical and Romantic schools. Hölderlin was a solitary figure, and suffered bouts of mental illness throughout his life. Jeremy Adler is Emeritus Professor of German and Senior Research Fellow at King's College London. He is a sometime fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin, and a Corresponding Member of the German Academy of Language and Literature. He has written a book on Goethe's Elective Affinities (1987), produced a catalogue of visual poetry, Text als Figur (third edition, 1990), and edited the collected works of August Stramm (1990). With Richard Fardon he edited Franz Baermann Steiner's Selected Writings (1999), and also edited Steiner's collected poems (2000) and selected aphorisms (2009). His edition of Hölderlin's Selected Poems and Fragments was published by Penguin (1998), as was his illustrated life of Franz Kafka (2001). Charlie Louth was born in 1969 in Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford, where he lectures in German. He is the author of Hölderlin and the Dynamics of Translation (1998).
Francoise Heritier, an anthropologist, is Emeritus Professor at the College de France and the Ecole des Hause Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She is the author of such highly successful works as Masculin/feminin and De la violence, translated into more than ten languages. Le Sel de la Vie is currently a French bestseller.
Liverpool captain Sami Hyypiä was born in 1973 and joined Liverpool FC in 1999. He played a large part in the club's Treble-winning campaign of season 2000-01 and the Super Cup success against Bayern Munich. Olli Hakala is a teacher of philosophy who has written several books on education. He is also the editor of the Finnish Football League's Internet site.
Nicholas Hytner was director of the National Theatre from 2003 to 2015, where he directed plays by – among many others – Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Alan Bennett and Richard Bean and produced more than two hundred different shows. He brought in a new community of artists, introduced National Theatre Live cinema broadcasts around the world, and established £10 ticket seasons which – by radically reducing ticket prices – filled the National with large new audiences. Before running the National, he worked widely in the West End and on Broadway; and in opera – in London, Paris, Munich and New York. His films include The Madness of King George, The History Boys, The Lady in the Van, and The Crucible with Daniel Day-Lewis. The Bridge Theatre, the London home of the new company he has formed with Nick Starr, opens in 2017.
Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature as Princeton University. Together with his earlier works- The Edwardian Turn of Mind and The Auden Generation- A War Imagined forms an important continuous study of the relationship between literature, the arts and th4e events of history during the first four decades of the twentieth century.
T W Hyne Jones was an expert in the Bach Flower Remedies and a close colleague of the late Nora Weeks, one of the founder members of the Doctor Edward Bach Centre.
Sarah Hyndman has been a graphic designer for nearly twenty years, and specialises in how fonts influence us. In this work, she has collaborated with psychologists from Oxford University and built on perception research from around the world. She has given talks about typography at TEDx, TYPO, SxSW and a range of other conferences.
CHRISSIE HYNDE is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the leader of the Pretenders. Hynde released nine studio albums as the Pretenders, beginning with1980’s Pretenders, which Rolling Stone ranked in the top 15 best debut albums of all time. Most recently, she released the album Stockholm, under her own name, in 2014. She lives in London.
In the last decade, Debra Hyde's erotic short stories appeared in numerous major anthologies from several major publishers. Among the earliest bloggers to write about sex and culture, Debra has maintained her key weblog, ‘Pursed Lips’, since 1999, she keeps a light-hearted author web site/blog, ‘Weaving Erotic Wonders’, and writes about her experiences as an e-book author and reader at Thin Air Codex. She also dabbles in podcasts and YouTube content, keeping the erotic world primed with content. Debra is an erotic adventurer, a wife and mother, a daughter and sister, a friend to others, as well as a queer supporter, eccentric bibliophile, and confirmed New Englander.
Marina Hyde read English at Christ Church, Oxford, and started in journalism as a temporary secretary on the Sun's showbiz desk. She has worked at the Guardian since 2000, where her three weekly columns - on sport, celebrity and politics - have won her a reputation as one of the funniest and most admired journalists in the UK. She lives in London.
Born in Paris in 1848 and acknowledged as a principal architect of the fin-de-siècle imagination, Joris-Karl Huysmans was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably A Rebours (1884) and Là-Bas (1891). Huysmans died in 1907. Robert Baldick (d.1972) translated widely from the French and wrote a biography of Huysmans. Patrick McGuinness is a Fellow and Tutor in French at St Anne's College, Oxford, and editor of Symbolism, Decadence and the Fin de Siecle (Exeter UP, 2000).
Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. In later life, exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs dominated Huxley’s writing, including his first-person account of experiencing mescaline in The Doors of Perception. Aldous Huxley died in 1963.
Elspeth Huxley was born in 1907 and first went to Africa in 1913. The story of her childhood years, memorably dramatized for television by John Hawkesworth in 1982, was told in The Flame Trees of Thika (1959) and its sequel, The Mottled Lizard (1962). She returned to England in 1925 and studied agriculture at Reading University and Cornell. She married Gervas Huxley in 1931 and during the thirties travelled widely with him in Africa, America, Australia and elsewhere. Among the many novels, biographies, travel books and memoirs that she has written are several about East Africa, including White Man's Country (1935), Red Strangers (1939), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1948), Forks and Hope (1964), Nellie: Letters from Africa (1981) and Last Days in Eden (1984). In 1962 she was awarded the CBE. Elspeth Huxley has one son and three grandsons and lives in Wiltshire.
Will Hutton was appointed chief executive of the Industrial Society in February 2000. He was previously editor of the Observer from March 1996 to July 1998, and then its Editor-in-Chief. A former stockbroker, he spent ten years with the BBC and from 1983 to 1988 was economics correspondent for BBC2's 'Newsnight'. He was economics editor of the Guardian from 1990 and became assistant editor in 1995. He was nominated Political Journalist of the Year by Granada Television's 'What the Papers Say' for his coverage of the 1992 ERM crisis. His book on Keynesian economics, The Revolution That Never Was, was published in 1986, and the bestselling The State We're In in 1995. He is a member of the governing council of the Policy Studies Institute, the Political Economy Research Centre and is a governor of the London School of Economics. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and is on the editorial board of New Economy. In 1995 he became Chair of the Employment Policy Institute. Will Hutton is married with three children.
Rosalinda V. Hutton has worked as a legal secretary and as an English lecturer. She has an honours degree in humanities and currently works with adults with learning difficulties and mental-health problems.
Simon Hutton has three children one of whom provided the inspiration for Brilliant Billy. He enjoys stories with clever twists, where the underdog emerges triumphant despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. As a child his favourite stories were Paddington Bear, Dr. Dolittle and Winnie the Pooh. Caroline Glicksman is already the creator of several successful picture books, including Big Black Dog and Eric the Red, published by Red Fox.
Shaun Hutson is one of the UK's best known horror writers. He has published over 50 books.
Robert A. Hutchison was born in Canada and studied at McGill University in Montreal. He was a correspondent for the London Sunday and Daily Telegraph, and his articles for the Toronto Financial Post won him four National Business Writing Awards. He is the author of four other investigative non-fiction books covering a range of subjects: Vesco, Off the Books, Juggernaut and In the Tracks of the Yeti. For the past thirty years he has lived in Switzerland.
Michele Hutchison is an editor, translator and blogger. She was born in Solihull, grew up in Lincolnshire and studied at the universities of East Anglia, Cambridge and Lyon. She worked in British publishing before moving to Amsterdam, heavily-pregnant, in 2004. There she worked as an editor and became a prominent translator of Dutch literature. She lives in a leaky, old dyke house with her Dutch husband and two children. Rina Mae Acosta is an Asian-American writer from California currently living in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and two young sons. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is the author of a successful parenting blog, Finding Dutchland.
Michael Hutchinson became a full-time cyclist in 2000 after becoming disillusioned with an academic career. Over the following six years he has won more than twenty national titles, and the gold medal in the Masters' Pursuit World Championships. He is now a writer and journalist (and cyclist) and lives in south London.
Roger Hutchinson is an award-winning author and journalist. After spending his early career in London editing magazines, he moved in 1977 to work in Skye, where he still lives. His previous books include High Sixties: The Summers of Riot and Love, All the Sweets of Being: A Life of James Boswell and Empire Games: The British Invention of Twentieth-Century Sport.
Roger Hutchinson is an award-winning author and journalist. He lives on the Isle of Raasay.
Scott Hutchins teaches at Stanford University, California. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Rumpus, The New York Times and Esquire. This is his first novel.
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