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Chris Judge is the award winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast and a number of other picture books for children. His work has appeared in high-profile advertising campaigns, newspapers, magazines, exhibitions and other media in Ireland and the UK. His most recent work includes cover artwork for Roddy Doyle's Brilliant.
Olivia Judson received her PhD in biological sciences from Oxford University before joining The Economist where she wrote about biology and medicine and won the prestigious Glaxo Wellcome/Association of British Science Writers' award. She holds a research fellowship at Imperial College, London.
At the time of his death, Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies at New York University. In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2009 Judt was awarded a Special Orwell Prize for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to British Political writing. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (2005) was a runner up for the 2006 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
Evelyn Juers is an Australian writer, essayist, literary critic and publisher. She was born in Germany, moved to Australia in 1960, and has lived in Hamburg, Sydney, London and Geneva. She has a PhD from University of Essex, on the Brontës and the practice of biography, and has contributed to a wide range of Australian and international publications. She is co-publisher of the literary magazine HEAT and the Giramondo Publishing company.
Peter Jukes is a British writer and journalist. Through his TV appearances and regular columns on the Daily Beast website and in Newsweek he has become one of the UK’s most authoritative commentators on the News International phone-hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry. He writes regularly for New Statesman, Prospect magazine and the Independent on the links between culture and politics and is a high-profile contributor to the US political blogs Daily Kos and Motley Moose. Jukes is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls. He lives in London.
Penny Little has been writing stories since she was a little girl in Yorkshire. She now lives in Devon with her young family, two fluffy hens and Mimi the cat. Sunny Bunny is her 14th book.
Robert Dobbin was born in New York City in 1958. He received a PhD in Classics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, and taught history and classics at college level for years. He is the author of Epictetus Discourses: Book One (1998), as well as articles on Virgil, Plato and Pythagoras. He has also translated Epictetus's Discourses and Selected Writings (2008) for Penguin Classics. Currently he works as a book editor in northern California.
Ernst Jünger, the son of a wealthy chemist, ran away from home to join the Foreign Legion. His father dragged him back, but he returned to military service when he joined the German army on the outbreak of the First World War.Storm of Steel was Jünger's first book, published in 1920. Jünger died in 1998.
Mari Jungstedt is one of the most successful crime fiction authors in Sweden, and has sold over 3 million copies of her books worldwide. Barry Forshaw writes that her Inspector Knutas novels are 'among the most rarefied and satisfying pleasures afforded by the field'. She has written nine novels set on the island of Gotland and featuring Knutas. Mari lives in Stockholm with her husband and two children.
Dr Tony Juniper is an independent environmentalist and writer. He is a fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
Miles Jupp is an actor, comedian and writer. He started performing stand-up in 2000, and the following year won both So You Think You're Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut Edinburgh solo show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. He contributes to a number of Radio 4 shows as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp's Real World (with Frankie Boyle). His TV credits include The Thick Of It, Gary: Tank Commander and Rev. His film work includes Made In Dagenham, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Sherlock Holmes. He is known to younger fans as Archie the Inventor in the children's series Balamory. His show Fibber in the Heat was one of the big successes of the Edinburgh festival in 2010.
Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion. He is the New York Times bestselling author of a memoir, Eat & Run, which was translated into twenty-five languages, and is one of the key characters in the global bestseller Born to Run. Jurek has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events – including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He and his wife Jenny live near the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.
Born in 1933, Jane Juska taught English for more than forty years in high school, in college, and in prison. A Round-Heeled Woman, her first book, made her an overnight celebrity. She has since retired from teaching and lives in Berkeley, California.
Jane Justine is a writer of fiction and non fiction who writes under different pseudonyms for different genres. She is a mum of three grown up children, living in the county of Warwickshire in the UK. Jane began writing short stories and magazine articles just for fun when her family were very young but it wasn't long before that hobby became a fulfilling career. Her venture into erotica resulted in the successful Black Lace novel, Highland Fling which sold well in the United States as well as in Great Britain. Her latest novel is Tropical Heat, a steamy tale of love and lust under the coconut palms.
Justinian I (483 -565) was Eastern Roman Emperor from 527 until his death. One of the most important rulers of Late Antiquity, he is best remembered for his reform of the legal code through the commission of Tribonian the military expansion of imperial territory that was achieved during his reign, primarily through the campaigns of Belisarius and his marriage and partnership with his wife Empress Theodora. He is also known as "The last Roman Emperor" and was the emperor who reconquered the city of Rome from the Ostrogoths.
Little is known about Juvenal's life (A.D. 55 - 140) except that his satirical sketches caused much controversy and resulted in him being exiled from his home country for a period of years. Peter Green was Director of Studies in Classics at Cambridge and then worked for a number of years as a freelance writer, translator and journalist. In 1963 he emigrated to Greece and lectured in Greek history and literature at Athens from 1966 to 1971. He is now Dougherty Centennial Professor of Classics at University of Texas, Austin.
Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. He is an international Number One bestseller.
Henrik Brandão Jönsson is a writer and journalist who has been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2002. In 2011 he won the official Swedish television award for best investigative program of the year and was nominated for the Swedish Grand Journalism Award.
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