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Jonas Karlsson, one of Sweden's most prominent actors, has performed on Sweden's premier stage and in acclaimed feature films and TV series. Karlsson's playwriting debut, Nocturnal Walk, received rave reviews; spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction. His first novel in the UK, The Room, was published last year.
Mother of three, Annabel Karmel MBE is the UK's No.1 children’s cookery author, bestselling international author, and expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies children and families. Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner more than 20 years ago, Annabel has written 39 books, which have sold over four million copies worldwide, covering every stage of a child’s development. In fact, Annabel’s very first book is one of the UK's bestselling nonfiction books of all time.
Delhi based journalist Raghu Karnad won second prize in the Bodley Head & FT nonfiction competition. Karnad, 29, has been a reporter on the Indian magazines Outlook and Tehelka and is a former editor of Time Out Delhi. You can follow Ragu on Twitter @rkarnad
Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967 and came to England in 1992. He studied engineering at Oxford and worked in industry before starting to write in English. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His first book, Little Infamies (2002) is a collection of connected short stories set in a nameless Greek village, and his second book, The Maze (2004) is a novel set in Anatolia in 1922. It was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award. Panos Karnezis lives in London.
Stanley Karnow, born in New York City in 1925, served in the U.S. army in the China - Burma - India Theater during World War II, graduated from Harvard and attended the Sorbonne and the Ecole des Sciences Politques in Paris. He began his journalistic career in Paris in 1950 as a Time correspondent. He went to Asia for Time and Life in 1959 and subsequently reported from there for The Washington Post. He was a correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer and NBC News. While serving as an editor of the New Republic, he was also a columnist for Newsweek International King Features. Mr Karnow won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines. His other books include Mao and China: From Revolution Revolution. He served as chief correspondent for the series "Vietnam: A Television History," for which he won six Emmys and shared in the Dupont, Peabody and Polk Awards. He was also chief correspondent and narrator of "The U.S. and the Phillippines: In Our Image." A resident of Potomac, Maryland, Stanley Karnow is married, and has three children and two grandchildren.
Otto Karolyi is Senior Lecturer in music at the University of Stirling, and is the author of Introducing Music and Introducing Modern Music.
Dr. Karp is an assistant professor of paediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, with a private practice in Santa Monica. He is also a nationally renowned expert on children's health and the environment and an authority on breastfeeding. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.
Born in Canada, Drew Karpyshyn now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and family. He worked for many years as a writer for game company Bio Ware, contributing to a number of games, including the Baldur’s Gate series, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic. His tie-in novels for the Star Wars and Mass Effect games have enjoyed huge success, and he is now focusing on writing full time and golfing.
Karski was his nom de guerre; he had been born Jan Kozielewski, the youngest of eight children, in Lodz, Poland's second-largest city, on April 24, 1914. Karski was a liaison officer of the Polish underground, who infiltrated both the Warsaw Ghetto and a German concentration camp and then carried the first eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust to a mostly disbelieving Anthony Eden and Franklin Roosevelt.
Shehan Karunatilaka has written advertisements, rock songs, travel stories and basslines. Chinaman is his first novel.
John D Kasarda is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina. He has worked with multinational firms such as FedEx, Lufthansa, DHL and Bank of America and been an advisor to airports around the globe. Greg Lindsay has been a senior correspondent at Inside.com and contributing writer to Fortune. Reporting for Advertising Age, he crisscrossed the globe for three weeks without stepping outside the airports where he touched down. Greg is a contributing writer to Fast Company and editor-at-large at Advertising Age.
Sayed Kashua was born in 1975 and is the author of the novels Dancing Arabs and Let It Be Morning, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He has a weekly column in Haaretz and is the creator of Arab Labour, one of Israel’s most popular sitcoms. Kashua has won a number of prizes for his writing, including the prestigious Bernstein Prize, which he won in 2011 with this novel. He lives in Jerusalem with his family.
Charlotte Kasl PhD is a psychologist, healer and the author of six previous books. She lectures and conducts workshops internationally and maintains a private practice in Montana. Her books have been translated into a number of languages and receives excellent reviews. Dr. Kasl writes with clarity, warmth and immediacy that allows her to connect with a wide range of people. She has written numerous articles and has appeared on over 200 radio and television programmes in the US. She has also taught a wide variety of workshops and gives talks on relationships, addiction, sexuality, spirituality, community, healing from incest and abuse, casting out internalized oppression, preventing burn out, quantum healing, empowerment, and finding joy.
Born in Azerbaijan in 1963, Garry Kasparov became world chess champion at the age of twenty-two. He was world number one until his retirement from competitive chess in 2005; no previous champion has retained the No 1 position for anything like as long. He lives in Moscow.
Biography for Layli Miller Bashir Fauziya Kassindja was born in 1977 in Kpalime, Togo, the youngest daughter of a wealthy, prominent family. She now lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Layli Miller Bashir is a recent graduate from the American University Washington College of Law. She lives in Virginia with her husband. Gini Kopecki is a freelance writer who lives in New York City. Biography for Fauziya Kassindja Fauziya Kassindja was born in 1977 in Kpalime, Togo, the youngest daughter of a wealthy, prominent family. She now lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Layli Miller Bashir is a recent graduate from the American University Washington College of Law. She lives in Virginia with her husband.
Samuel D. Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He is author of Students, Professors, and the State in Tsarist Russia, 1884-1917 and editor (with Edith W. Clowes and James L. West) of Between Tsar and People: The Search for a Public Identity in Tsarist Russia. He has lectured on Russian and Jewish history in many countries, including Israel, Russia and Poland.
Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN and TEARDROP series. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at laurenkatebooks.net.
Kathleen Winsor was born in 1919. She became fascinated with Charles II and his immoral court after reading her first husband's thesis on the subject. Five years and much research later, she wrote FOREVER AMBER. It was a sensation, selling over 2 million copies in hardback, and was banned in Boston. It outsold almost every other book of the decade and became a bestseller in 16 countries. Kathleen Winsor lives in New York.
Byron Katie (Author) Since 1992, Byron Katie has been teaching hundreds of thousands of people ‘The Work’ at free public events, in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, battered women’s facilities, schools and other places. She is the author of 3 bestselling books: Loving What Is, I Need Your Love – Is That True? and A Thousand Names for Joy. www.thework.com Stephen Mitchell (Author) Her co-author, Stephen Mitchell, is the author of many books including The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Gilgamesh, The Second Book of the Tao. www.stephenmitchellbooks.com
Liverpudlian child-protection barrister, Nisha Katona, opened the first Mowgli Street Food in Liverpool in 2014. There are now 6 Mowgli restaurants around the UK, beloved for their fresh and tasty Indian home cooking (and famous Chip Butties). A familiar face on Lorraine, This Morning and Sunday Brunch, find Nisha at @NishaKatona and @Mowglistfood.
Kerry was born in Warrington in 1980. She came into the limelight when she joined the hugely successful band Atomic Kitten, but left in 2001 when her first daughter was born. As well as winning I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! she has been a regular presenter on Loose Women, starred in the successful Irish TV series Show Band, and has been the subject of a prime time ITV documentary, My Fair Kerry. Her memoir Too Much, Too Young was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
A graduate of the Masters writing program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Alma Katsu worked briefly in advertising and PR before moving into the intelligence world, working as a senior analyst for several US agencies, including the CIA and the American equivalent of GCHQ. She was also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Alma Katsu lives in the Washington, DC area. To find out more, visit her website almakatsubooks.com
Serena Katt did an MA at the Royal College of Art, where she began this book, winning many awards for her work.
Jon Katz has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, GQ and other magazines as well as having a regular column about dogs and rural life for online magazine Slate. He has written sixteen books, many of them about dogs, and co-hosts an award-winning radio show Dog Talk. After the period of this book, he moved to a farm in upstate New York where he and his wife live together with their dogs, sheep, cows, donkeys, a barn cat and four chickens. His website is www.bedlamfarm.com.
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