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Ernesto Guevara Lynch was born in 1900 of Irish and Basque origin. He is the father of Che Guevara. Lucia Alvarez de Toledo grew up and was educated in Argentina and was awarded a Scholarship at the University of Delhi, where she read philosophy. Having worked as a journalist and broadcaster in her native Argentina, she settled in London in 1968 and established herself as a professional interpreter and translator. Her background, knowledge of Latin America and long-standing interest in the life and works of Ernesto Che Guevara have enabled her to bring a unique understanding to the first English language translation - and the editing - of this book.
Declan Lynch lives in Wicklow and is a columnist at the Sunday Independent. Previous publications include the acclaimed novel The Rooms and The Book of Poor Ould Fellas, with Arthur Mathews.
Monty Lyman (Author) Dr Monty Lyman travelled the globe to research The Remarkable Life of the Skin, including Africa, South Asia and Australasia. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Imperial College London. He has worked in a world-leading dermatology laboratory, been the national head of undergraduate and junior doctor dermatology in the UK, has won several national prizes in dermatology and medical writing and has given many talks at national conferences. In 2017 he won the Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award for his report on a dermatological research trip to Tanzania. The Remarkable Life of the Skin was chosen as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Sunday Times 'Must Read'. He lives in Oxford, England.
Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. He knows way too much about how to dispose of a human body. Barry lives and writes in New York City. His website is www.barrylyga.com
SIR CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875), British geologist. Lyell is most famous for his great geological opus: The Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes now in Operation (3 vols 1830-33). Jim Secord is a lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge and is the author of Controversy in Victorian Geology (1986).
Stephen Gallagher (Author) Stephen Gallagher is a novelist, screenwriter and director specialising in suspense. Born in Salford, Lancashire, his original TV/ film credits include: Chimera, Chiller,Bugs, Oktober, Crusoe for NBC, Eleventh Hour and The Forgotten; he’s also written for long-term series including Doctor Who, Rosemary and Thyme and Silent Witness.
Andrew Lycett has a degree in history from Oxford University. After several years as a foreign correspondent, he has been a biographer since the early 1990s. His books include highly praised lives of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas, Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in North London.
Joe Lycett is a British comedian who has appeared on numerous TV shows including Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His radio credits include hosting the BBC Radio 4 panel show It's Not What You Know.
Born in 1932, Gavin Lyall read English Literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is a former RAF pilot and has worked as a journalist with Picture Post and the Sunday Times. His books include The Wrong Side of the Sky, Midnight Plus One, Operation Warboard and Spy's Honour. He died in 2003.
Mary Lutyens is a noted writer and biographer. Apart from her work on Krishnamurti, her books include The Lyttons in India, Millais and the Ruskins, and a biography of her father, the architect Edwin Lutyens.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German theologian whose writings instigated the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Luther became an Augustinian friar in 1505 and was ordained two years later. In 1510 he visited Rome and was appalled at the level of corruption there. He became increasingly disillusioned with the Church and in 1517 he published Ninety-Five Theses, a scathing attack on abuses within the Church. His writings called into question some of the fundamental tenets of Roman Catholicism and resulted in the schism between Catholicism and Protestantism. He is one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity.
Arnost Lustig was born in Prague in 1926. In 1942 he was sent by the Nazis to Theresienstadt and later to Auschwitz, where his father died in the gas chambers, and finally to Buchenwald. He left Czechoslovakia after the Soviet occupation in 1968. He settled in 1970 in Washington D. C., where he was Professor of Literature at the American University. He is the author of The Unloved, Diamonds of the Night, A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova and Night and Hope. He is a two-time winner of the Jewish National Book Award. Arnost Lustig died in February 2011.
Paul Lussier is the Founder and Director of the Yale Science Communications with Impact Network (SCWIN) for the development, piloting and deployment of coalition-building public communication strategies, public policy and business sector engagement with planetary science. Since 2013, he has been teaching at the Yale School of Environmental Studies. He is a former Executive Producer and Writer for Time-Warner Television, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, HBO and other major global communication outlets.
Shannon Lush (Author) Shannon Lush has become known in Australia as 'Queen of Clean' due to the success of her books and her TV show Lush House where she transforms households and shares her simple non-toxic approach to cleaning, delivering valuable take-aways that save time, money and the planet. Adored by her fans, she is besieged by their questions every time she appears on one of her regular ABC radio segments around Australia, Shannon’s knowledge and authority makes her the ultimate domestic guru. She is also a fine arts restorer. http://shannonlush.com/ Jennifer Fleming (Author) Jennifer Fleming works as a producer and radio broadcaster and currently presents her own daytime radio show. She brought Shannon Lush to the Australian public.
Alison Lurie is the author of ten novels, including Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize, 1985), The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger, 1989), and The Last Resort. Ms Lurie has also published Women and Ghosts, a collection of supernatural stories; Familiar Spirits, a memoir of the poet James Merrill; and The Language of Clothes, a study of the psychology of fashion. She has written two collections of essays on children's literature, Tell the Grown-ups and Boys and Girls Forever, and three books of traditional folktales for children. Three of Alison Lurie's novels - Foreign Affairs, The War Between the Tates and Imaginary Friends - have been adapted for television. She has received Guggenheim and Rockerfeller Foundation grants, and the Amercian Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Fiction. Alison Lurie was until recently the Frederic J. Whiton Porfessor of American Literature at Cornell University. She is now retired and she spends part of the summer in London and most of the winter in Key West, Florida.
Bestselling writer Jeff Hudson's previous books include Our Little Secret with Duncan Fairhurst, and biographies of Samuel L. Jackson and George Clooney.
Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a BBC Radio 4 "Book at Bedtime", a Sunday Times and New York Timesbestseller, winner of the Strand Magazine critics award and the Richard and Judy Bookclub Readers' Choice Award. Her next two books Afterwards and The Quality of Silence (also a Richard and Judy pick) were Sunday Timesbestsellers. Her books have been published in over thirty languages.
Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec are two award-winning and internationally recognized information designers with a hand-crafted approach to data visualization. Both expats (Giorgia an Italian in New York, Stefanie an American in London), they had only met twice before they began Dear Data. The project was awarded two Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards and is being exhibited as part of Somerset House's Big Bang Data exhibition, and at London's Science Museum.
Charlene Lunnon and Lisa Hoodless, now twenty years of age, both live in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Derek Lundy is the bestselling author of The Way of a Ship and Godforsaken Sea. He lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870 – 1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as "Bunin brocade", is one of the richest in the language. His last book of fiction, The Dark Avenues (1943), is arguably the most widely read 20th-century collection of short stories in Russia.
Joanna Lumley was born in India and grew up in England and the Far East. She started out modeling for Jean Muir and soon went on to become one of Britain's best-loved actresses. In 1995, Joanna was awarded with an OBE shortly after making the documentary film Girl Friday.
Fiona has drawn on anything and everything from an early age and always insisted she would be an artist when she grew up. Fiona moved to London in 2000 to study for an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. A combination of her obsession with picture books and the arrival of her first son led her down the path of illustration and she hasn't looked back since. othing makes her happier than splashing watercolours and inks and conjuring up new characters - often influenced by the exploits of her two sons.
SERGEI LUKYANENKO is the author of over 25 books. The Night Watch’ series has sold over two million hardbacks. The Night Watch and The Day Watch were both made into internationally successful films. Sergei Lukyanenko lives in Moscow.
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